You set a very big goal and wait for magic to
happen. To overcome this, you have to set smaller, more approachable goals,
after you set the “big-hairy” one. Goals that you see as possible, but
that add up to the end game.
You let “emergencies” get in the way: If you hear yourself
saying things like, “I know I said I would do X today, but I actually can’t
because I really need to get Y done first,” you are probably falling victim to
this fear-based behavior. The solution is easy:
Realize that you haven’t done Y for the past two months, and so not doing it
today will probably be fine and do X instead.