The fear of starting and launching a business can give you the jitters. Learn how to cope and start soaring high.
Are you brave enough to conquer your fears of starting your own business? You may be prepared but the feeling of doubt and uncertainty could hinder you from taking off. It is natural to be afraid especially when venturing into new projects such as a new small business. But you have a choice. Either you delay it some more and procrastinate or, you go ahead and trust your instincts while following through with your plan.
Here are nuggets of wisdom from actual business owners
Decide with fear in the backseat
It is natural to be afraid at first but fear should be left in the backseat when you know you have prepared and thoroughly thought of critical aspects of your first business venture. Don’t let it control you and leave you paralyzed. Remember that you cannot control every possible outcome. Moreover, there is no perfect time. If you wait for it, it may never come and you lose all the opportunity the fearless are reaping right now. When you have prepared, it is time to let go of being afraid. Have the courage to face the challenges. It is like playing a game. You may win or lose. If you win right away, count this as a blessing. If you lose, make this a learning experience for this presents an opportunity you may not have gotten if you had won on your first try.
Zero in on positivity
Emotions like fear, is essential. If you don’t feel any initial fear of natural disasters, loud sounds, dangerous environs then you may stand a chance of risking life or limb. You won’t take any precautions. You won’t wait until a fearful situation has subsided. Fear instills a fight or flight attitude. The feeling has been hardwired in you since birth and it is essential to surviving the harsh surroundings or circumstances that you might come face to face with any time for as long as you are alive. Come to terms with it in a positive way. Look at it as your ally rather than your foe.
Focus on persistence
Fear of failure is natural but again, it shouldn’t be your stumbling block. One way of overcoming this fear is through acquiring the attitude of persistence. Persistence is what will set you apart from others who have failed in business and abandoned it right away. The right attitude is to never give up on your goals to succeed in the business that you chose to pursue.
Fear is real however, you can’t let it ruin your plans of setting up a new business. If you have planned it well, there is really nothing to fear but fear itself. Understanding how to turn fear to your advantage and knowing how to deal with it positively could help you prepare to launch your own business with success.