I think that among the things that prevent us.. from acting is the fear of failure... and if you've already failed, you don't wanna fail again.. the pain of that.. The disappointment.. Many of us don't act because we want other people's approval We want everybody to like us and to accept us... We are settling for less than what we actually deserve... We don't feel good about it, but we make it work in our minds We will come up with some kind of excuse to make it alright. Most people like to feel like they are "King" in the area of their comfort zone. They only wanna do those things that they know how to do well.. So there are many reasons why we don't act. The other thing though that affect us is that - Not wanting to take personal responsibility.. We want somebody else to do it and that's not possible.. And when you go through life like that... something in you dies.. You need to start asking yourself some questions - What do I really really truly want? Don't wait around for things to be just right..