Lower your Standards
Don Murray, a writing mentor of mine and English professor at the University of New Hampshire and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at the Boston Globe
Speaking in the context of writing, Don Murray addresses the difficulty writers often have in getting started in writing. Writers can believe their stuff will never be good enough so they don’t even start. Lower your standards and get to it.
Maybe, this might be some applicable advice for life itself when one seems to be going nowhere?