The more I think about this tip from Adrian Savage, the more I like it:
You don’t need a life plan. You don’t need motivation,
self-confidence, peer support or even luck. All you need
is the willingness to take the next most obvious step—
then repeat the process again and again, regardless of
how you feel. Try it. Happiness comes from seeing the
results of your efforts. You don’t need it before you start.