When thinking about starting an online business we often create these sort of limitations in our mind out of fear. Limitations like, I’m too old, I haven’t got the skills and that sort of thing.
These limitations don’t just make us give up physically but mentally as well. You know I’ve given up on a lot of things. I wouldn’t say I’ve been close to giving up on my business.
But fear and negative thoughts have made me procrastinate a lot. Like literally wasting months of not doing anything.
We often get too comfortable in our own shell that were afraid to come out. ‘My job is getting me by so I don’t need to go further’. Is getting by enough though? You’d much rather have security.
For me, working in retail is pretty much what i’ve been doing from day 1. I’ve hated every minute of it. I didn’t really think about it at the time but time flies, one minute it’ll be a year and the next it’ll be two years.
Doing something I hate until retirement is me giving up on life.
When you think of it that way, you can’t afford to let fear stop you from making a change and trying something new.
2 main types of fears and how to use them to your advantage:
1. Fear of failure:
Failure should be seen as being a positive thing. Why? Because your one step closer to success. Once you get a practice paper handed back to you by your teacher, it’s your choice on whether you want to learn the topics of the questions that you got wrong.
The same thing applies to anything including starting your own business.
2. Fear of a new challenge:
Were already challenged day by day. We choose to accept the challenge by waking up and going about our day. I say this is a challenge because we need to trade our lives for a living.
So really, new challenges are there to be taken because we have nothing to lose. Be prepared to take on a new challenge as you are everyday, not knowing what to expect.
If we can go about our daily lives with no expectations then I think ‘fear’ is a pretty strong word for why we even give up on trying.
I mean how can we possibly know what the outcome of something is going to be without experiencing it.
I’ll leave that to your imagination guys. In fact, think about what is holding you back. I mean think hard. People often give basic answers like ‘I’m afraid of losing money’. Use that as a starter and then keep on asking yourself ‘why’ until you come down to the main reason.
Let me know your reasons to giving up on trying. Either drop a comment or email me for a full on conversation. I will be happy help and also share my experiences which I’m sure you will definitely be able to relate to!
Speak to you soon guys.