The modern definition of cowardice should include conformity.
Identify your core values and start committing your dreams to paper. Start with just a plan for the day, then your week, etc. Just as rockets to space or a freighters crossing the ocean require course corrections, they both start with a pre-planned destination.
Your philosophy will evolve as you move toward your desired points in life. Devise a plan to overcome all obstacles to your dreams. When you do, first look to the mirror. Rise an hour earlier, read, learn, grow! Never forget; A person who won't read has no advantage over a person who can't. Absorb life.
Let emotions move you. TAKE ACTION!
Follow the link below to an excellent article penned by Jennifer Taylor Chan: