“One must be pitiless about this matter of “mood.” In a sense, the writing will create the mood. … I have forced myself to begin writing when I’ve been utterly exhausted, when I’ve felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another five minutes … and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.” -Joyce Carol Oates, “The Paris Review” Interview
“Waste no more time arguing what a good [person] should be. Be one.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Stop waiting to be “in the mood” or “being moved” to act.
Move now. Act now. Solve now.
Remember, mood follows action. Not the other way around.