This is a question I have been fighting for a long time. I thought it was an individual issue, but I've recently noticed, that it's common for a lot of people I know.
A person feels the need or urge to do something - change job, change profession, start a business, etc. However, never actually DOES something. Instead, the time that could be used to achieve a set goal, is spent on contemplating what could go wrong, rationalizing why not to do something, and wondering why he/she is not or has not done something to achieve set goal.
The result - the motivation TO do something keeps growing, but the motivation to DO something actually diminishes, until the urge to do something is swept aside by the thought, that since one has not done something - then one did not actually want to do it.
Is there a term for this? What are coping mechanisms to bring plans to action?
EDIT: Furthermore: https://www.lifehack.org/844018/action-plan
A person can even compile an action plan to achieve a goal, but never actually set out to do it.