Our fears may be the biggest barriers to our successes.
Fear of failure haunts the entrepreneurial world, from losing key clients to running out of cash. For entrepreneurs, bravery is described as the ability to persevere in the face of adversity. These concerns are justified: According to studies, approximately 75% of businesses collapse within ten years (Entrepreneurship Statistics here).
They have the power to prevent you from pursuing your true desires; they can persuade you that your chances of success are so slim that you won't even try. Fears are tricky; they're cunning, they can be deep-seated, and they're always subconscious, which suggests you might not be aware of what is really holding you back.
Fear of failure has been described as a short-term cognitive and emotional response to a challenge to potential achievement. Fear of failure is more of a condition than a personality trait.
For fear of others' criticism, people sometimes disguise who they really are, what they truly want, and what they actually love in life. The fact is that not everybody aspires to be a billionaire or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Some people are comfortable with a life that could be categorized as unambitious. Pursuing someone else's dream, on the other hand, would never bring you happiness. You should value your principles, be true to yourself, and not be concerned about what others think. Pursue what makes you happy and what you're passionate about.
Here are 7 ways things to recognize when it comes to business and fear:
Identify Your Fears and Face Them.
The fact is, you'll never be absolutely prepared. However, you'll find it out as you move along. There's a fair chance you'll fail. However, you will improve as a result of your errors and failures. Surround yourself with people that know more than you and never stop learning.
It’s hard to build a solid action plan to accomplish what you want to achieve if you don’t set goals. You’re pinning your hopes on chance if you don’t have a plan, and hoping for luck isn’t a good strategy.
Focus on your why.
What motivated you to start your company? What motivates you to do what you do? Make a note of it. When you need an extra boost to conquer your anxiety, focus on your why and your goals.
Believe in Yourself.
It's more important to speak to yourself than it is to listen to yourself. Try talking to yourself like a champion for a week instead of speaking to yourself like a victim. The findings will, without a doubt, astound you. Talking to yourself may seem strange at first but give it a shot and see if it's worth the "weirdness."
Build and Maintain a Support System.
We become more reliant on our support system as we take on more responsibility in an organization, whether it's managing a community of critical accounts or moving up the management food chain. Great leaders develop and leverage their support networks through their companies, clients, and markets.
It is OK to Say No.
You might be saying NO to yourself if you never say NO to anyone else. You must learn to be frank with yourself. If a request takes you away from your goals, remember that you can respectfully decline or offer to assist at a time that is more convenient for you. There are many people who would allow you to abandon your goals in order to assist them in achieving theirs!
Accept and Embrace Your Fears.
Fear is not going anywhere. Learn from your mistakes and channel your insecurity into self-improvement and craft development. It's easier said than done but try to see fear as an opportunity to learn and develop, and keep in mind that fear can be beneficial. Courage is the ability to be terrified and yet do something. Action, over time, contributes to trust, which helps you conquer your doubts and step forward.
Be optimistic, even when things are difficult, and believe in yourself and your business. Even if it seems insane, go for what you want. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear,” George Addair once said…..
Thanks for reading and I hope this inspires you to FACE YOUR FEARS !