It happens far too often to thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs – they allow fear and self-doubt to stop them from achieving the business goals they set or attaining the lifestyle they crave and truly deserve.
Sadly, many entrepreneurs are not even aware it’s happening. Fear and self-doubt can creep up on you like a thief in the night. And just as you are on the verge of your biggest breakthrough, Bam!! – you sabotage yourself again!
Here are 5 ways to overcome fear and self doubt and break through the terror barrier.
1. Take The No-Excuses Approach
While some make the excuse that there are all these “reasons” for not doing something, the truth is they are excuses. The opportunity you want so bad is finally right in front of you, and you come up with excuses to not move forward. I don’t have enough money, I don’t like to travel, I’m too busy to take on the contract, etc. Don’t let excuses stop you from meeting your goals. To be successful, you have to be willing to take an no-excuse approach with your business.
2. Stretch Your Comfort Zone
Most of us avoid things that are uncomfortable. However, if you want your business to grow and reach the next level, you are going to have to take yourself from comfortable to uncomfortable for a short period of time. The uncomfortable period will be gone faster than you imagined, and you’ll be wondering what the big deal was. It’s scary, but you’ll enjoy the rewards, because when you do this you’ll enjoy opportunities and growth.
3. Feel Your Fear & Self Doubt But Go Forward Anyway
Your ego is responsible for creating fear. It’s how it keeps you small. Fear of humiliation, fear of rejection, fear of being overwhelmed, fear of losing, and the list goes on.
Every entrepreneur will experience fear. What separates those that are successful from those that aren’t, is that the former will push past their fear. So recognize you are scared, and that the fear is what’s holding you back.
Then move forward one step at a time, and before long you will be gliding past the fear and reaping the benefits.
4. Take Important Action
It does no good to just wish for something to happen. You must take action. This is your responsibility. You have to acknowledge this – that it lies on your shoulders.
You can’t blame anyone else. You can’t sabotage yourself. Broaden your perspective and once a decision is made, you need to commit the time to ensure it happens. If you don’t take action to conquer your self doubt you may well hinder your business.
5. Get Out There
It can be difficult. It might not feel right, but you need to get out there and connect with relevant individuals – that includes customers and potential customers, suppliers, other entrepreneurs and so on. Most of us would like to hide away in our offices and not have to make those contacts. They can be uncomfortable, especially the new ones. But in order to grow a successful business you are going to have to just do it.
There you have it. Five great ways to overcome your fears and self doubts and move forward in your personal life, and as an entrepreneur.
Are you ready to grow your business? What challenges are you facing right now or what have you had to overcome to take your business to a higher level?