Rev. Stover had a great sermon this morning about Prayer. First he referenced Matt Batterson's (the Church is studying his book Circles) point that failure is not about a prayer being unanswered, failure is the prayer not made. And add to that the issue that asking is only part one of the prayer, acting is part two. Rev. Stover then mentioned the quote he forever he would remember from Seminary - "Steering a parked car does no good".
Taking that first step in a risky area is always the hardest. Being a self starter is challenging. How to motivate oneself into action. One of my techniques (the ultimate procrastinator) was to get an action (any action) on a future date in my calendar. Just the simple action of scheduling the task (even if it was on a future date) would get me started.
Find the technique you need to start your engine. That make steering much easier.