So, how do we break out of this cycle? Start by returning back to the passions, desires, and dreams that God had placed in your life. These could even be things that had laid dormant in your life for years, or things you've placed on the "shelf" as you progressed in the busyness of life. Is it starting up that business that you've always wanted to do? Returning back to school for a degree? Finding a partner? Learning to play a particular instrument? Whatever it is, these dreams are placed in you for a specific reason and purpose.
Take that first step of faith to begin moving forward into what He has called you to do. Begin talking about your dream again. Do some research on it. Write out a plan. Don't let fear hold you back anymore, as fear is only "False Evidence Appearing Real." And as you take your faith steps forward, God will guide you along the journey.
"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)