Fear has a way of showing up in many areas of our lives and businesses. It’s that conversation that goes on in your head that no one else can hear but it speaks volumes in your actions or lack of action. The fear of failure is one of the biggest barriers that entrepreneurs face when building their business. Often times, it will prevent us from making decisions and taking risks. It’s key to note however, that even when you choose not to make a decision, you’ve made a decision. You don’t avoid failure or disappointment by not making a decision. You can decide to face your fears or you can decide to let your fears block your next level of success.
What if everything you fear is all made up? Kind of like those games we used to play as kids. Remember? They were all made up! Think about the time you finally did something you were really afraid to do. It didn’t turn out so bad, did it?
There’s one thing you can’t acquire without making decisions and taking some risks. That thing is knowledge. R. Buckminster Fuller said, “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.” The knowledge you acquire when you don’t allow fear to stop you can’t be lost or taken away from you. You may lose material possessions but knowledge is more valuable than anything money can buy. The knowledge you gain will help you show up bigger, better and more powerful in your business going forward.
There are 5 key things you can do to ensure success and silence your fears:
- Decide what you want.
- Laser focus on what you want to create and experience.
- Be committed.
- Take consistent action!
- Be patient – it’s a business not a microwave dinner.
Remember, life is full of experiences. Each one will teach, guide and stretch us to be who we were created to be. When things don’t turn out the way you expected, consider it knowledge gained and nothing lost! The thing you fear the most is what separates you from true success.