“The lazy man says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!’” (NKJV) Proverbs 22:13
There will always be a reason. There will always be an excuse. There will always be something that you can focus on that will keep you from doing what you know to do or what your heart is crying out for you to pursue.
The lazy man fretted over an imaginary lion roaming outside somewhere beyond the walled city.
Peter turned his attention to the waves.
The Israelites worried about starving because they were JUST getting Manna (and that for a single day).
The focus makes the difference. Turning your attention to the worries, the frets, or the what-ifs steals the energy from the possibilities.
If the lion comes, you are smart enough, brave enough and creative enough to deal with that lion. Refuse to allow the potential of a lion keep you from going boldly into your place in this day.