Today I want to talk about how to overcome fears that hold you back in business.
Where we are and what we have in our lives is based upon the fears that we have allowed to control our lives.
What is holding you back?
“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Our irrational fears hold us back and keep us from enjoying our lives as much as we might like to. If you’re tired of letting your fears get the best of you, here are some proven tips and strategies to take you from where you are to where you want to be, a change for life you surely want. Ask yourself this – is it time for you to make a life change, are you ready?
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who stated, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Why do some people appear to be without fear, doing battle against all odds while others run away from the first sign of trouble?
That is how it is, either we become paralyzed and defeated, or we stand against it with confidence and belief.
The only way to deal with fear is to face it and overcome it.
When you acknowledge that the majority of fear is unfounded, you can begin to release yourself from its power.
How many times has your mind become virtually paralysed by your fear of things that may happen which never come about. How many business actions could you have taken, that would have potentially moved everything forward, have you avoided doing because of one fear or another. Particularly that dreaded fear of failure.
Sometimes the best way to fight fear is to focus on our reason for confronting it. Is it bigger than the fear? The outcome of creating your successful business should be all the motivation you need to fight back and beat any fears you may have. I mayt be scared of doing something, but the end results of doing it, surely they make the risk so worth while.
As W. Clement Stone said, “When thinking won’t cure fear, action will.”
By taking action in the face of fear, you truly can begin to deliver your dreams.
A positive focus aimed in your desired direction is way more productive than focusing on the things that make you fearful. Everyone has fear because it is a natural feeling. Sometimes our fears help us — if you are afraid of getting burned, you won’t put your hand in a fire. But, sometimes our fears are not real and they actually hold us back — if you are afraid that no one will like you; you may not attend an event that will help grow your business.
Looking around, there are numerous instances of fears that keep people from getting what they want every day holding them back from accomplishing their dreams.
Our fear of failure is probably the single greatest obstacle to success in our adult lives. We become totally preoccupied with not making a mistake and with seeking approval. The fear of failure is something that holds so many people back in life.
The more we face our fears, the more capable we begin to feel, and the more fears we are willing to face.
I have a number of clients that will choose to not take action because they are afraid of making a mistake. Do you do that too?
This fear of failure holds so many people back from actually pushing their business forward.
The problem here is that by letting fear rule your decisions, if you are taking a step forward in your business and halt out of fear you aren’t going to get anywhere except right where you are… doing the same thing you’re doing right now.
How do you get past the fear? By choosing what you want and believing you have the excitement and energy to create it. That is the way business grows. Wanting to share that excitement and energy and then doing so without fear allows you to serve from the heart. You know your next inspired actions based on your values. You know what to say and do to attract clients/customers.
Research has shown that more than 99 percent of adults experience both these fears of failure and rejection. They are caught in the vicious circle of feeling, “I can’t, but “I have to,” and “I have to,” but “I can’t.”
Instead of dreading change, embrace the uncertainty and view it as a new beginning. Get over your fear and change your life for the better. When facing a change, most people invariably feel insecure, lost and overwhelmed, but winners take action and this works to get them results, showing them that their fears can certainly be beaten, and this brings about a change for life.
For your business development to expand in the best possible way you have to begin to overcome your fears. It’s time to make a life change and step up to where you know you belong.
What do you want to accomplish today? Go out and do it and don’t be afraid to fail. Believe in yourself.