Your reaction is fine. And you must always go with it. The Fool often does say that taking a risk is the way to go, but your visceral emotional reaction to that message tells you all you need to know - now is not the time for you to move forward.
That's the thing with tarot, your emotional and immediate reaction is the correct interpretation every time. It's your subconscious connecting with the deeper message of the card. That's why I don't like interpreting other people's cards: I won't get that reaction.
So, my advice to you, is to bookmark the article, wait a week or so, then draw another card. Things may change.