Is entrepreneurial fear blocking your success?
“The BEST remedy for FEAR is Action.” David Neagle
Most entrepreneurs get stuck on STEPPING out and actually doing—doing whatever it takes to create momentum and supercharge their business.
The reason they are reluctant to take the action steps that will help them grow and prosper is FEAR.
They are afraid of failing; they are afraid of succeeding.
What if it works? What if it doesn’t?
And often they just stay STUCK… sometimes just sitting in STUCK for a while until something changes.
The fact is that those entrepreneurs who face fear square in the face and OVERCOME this fear are the ones who find success and even more than success they learn how to face fear in all aspects of their lives which is HUGE.
Those who remain paralyzed by this fear leave their success to chance—and chance has never been a great leveraging tool and as you and I know, the big FEAR emotion will be coming back over and over again.
Are you frustrated because your business is stagnant and not growing? Are you afraid to take a risk for fear that you’re making a mistake?
Using FEAR as a fuel rather than something that continually stops you in your tracks is what an entrepreneur wants to achieve.
FOCUSING on the rewards and gains are worth the risk. Use FEAR to change directions and course correct.
It’s natural to want to avoid failure—that’s our subconscious protecting us from pain.
But did you know that most successful ventures only came to be after multiple failures?
In fact, some would claim that failure is a required component for success!
After all, it took Dyson 5,126 attempts to create a bagless vacuum cleaner.
After missing more than 9,000 shots in his career and losing 300 games, Michael Jordan said, “I have failed over and over again, and that is why I succeed.”
Thomas Edison agreed when he stated that he hadn’t failed 10,000 times when inventing the light bulb: “I’ve gotten results! I now know several thousand things that won’t work!”
Jack Canfield said, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
That’s a fantastic mindset—imagine that fear is the door you must walk through in order to be successful. If you knew that, would you still be scared to open the door?
If you’re frustrated with the results you’re getting, try thinking of failure differently.
Rather than accepting it as the death of a dream, view failure as a temporary setback—a detour that is actually redirecting you toward the path to success.
Without failure, you might have steered yourself in the wrong direction for too long. With it, you’ve been given the opportunity to make changes and forge ahead, knowing this time, you won’t repeat the same mistake again.
The KEY is just do it. Try it. Keep moving forward toward what it is that is driving you in the first place. Stay with what it is you are wanting a RESULT.
When you learn from your mistakes, you’re one step closer to accomplishing your goals—and that’s SUCCESS, not failure.
It’s also proof that your mindset will determine whether you throw your hands up in the air and quit, or use your newfound and priceless knowledge to make another attempt to step toward your dream. My Dad had two “sayings” that I continue to remember and appreciate “When You Get To The End of Your Rope Tie A Knot, and Hold On” and “Keep On Keeping On”. I have tied that knot many times and I bet you have too!