When’s the last time you let fear get the better of you? Fear keeps us from accomplishing many of the tasks we need to reach our goals, regardless how much we may want to admit. Fear is especially detrimental to entrepreneurs (read ‘wantrepreneurs’) that want to launch their first big project.
With this in mind, I thought I’d share with you four lies people tend to tell themselves when they’re coming up with reasons NOT to do something. These lies can be exposed and you will have no problems getting your next project off the ground.
Here are the 4 lies you keep telling yourself when you’re afraid to do something:
1. I’m not ready to do this
Fear can be a significant obstacle Many entrepreneurs and businesspeople in their early stages need to be encouraged as they plan, design, and launch their ventures. Fear can paralyse many individuals and cause them to not launch their service or product.
They’re afraid what they have to sell is no good, and they lack the self confidence to push through the discomfort and do it anyway. But I’ve got news for you, you are ready.
The process is not without discomfort. Likely, you will fail or experience certain difficulties, but without regular action, you won’t achieve anything. You must take action regularly. Set deadlines and start working.
“Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to start.” – Gil Penchina
2.Although I’m full of ideas, I need to wait before I can find one good enough for me to pursue.
Young entrepreneurs often face a barrier when it comes to deciding where they should focus their energy, money, and time. Although entrepreneurs are not short of ideas, they often lack the knowledge to choose which ones. FocusTheir efforts are key to success if they really want it. If you are a master at none of the trades, then you’re a jack of all trades.
Avoid trying to choose one direction and trying multiple options. Instead, try to narrow down your ideas to one niche. Then, take a while to find out if it is possible to get traction. By traction I refer to interest in the market.
It is possible to ask enough people in the market about their interest in a topic. And if they say so, that’s proof of validation.
Although it is difficult to learn, finding and choosing a niche can also be an art. Your current skills (or something you’re able to learn), with the market demand and your interests are the best ways to combine them. You will be able to find a niche that combines these three areas.
3. This has already been created, I shouldn’t bother producing one more thing that people don’t need
The other problem people have when starting their own business venture is Learn how to SellYou can be a source of inspiration to people around you, and not only to them. You have a good chance of having an idea for product that can be successfully marketed and sold. It will also provide value to the people who buy it.
It is not uncommon for people to have low self-images of their knowledge and skills, as well as whether they are valuable.
Your future success can depend on your negative self-talk. Be aware of this influence and the frequency with which you fall into it.
This mindset can be overcome by thinking less about yourself and more of the customer. Instead of focusing on your skills (or lack thereof), think about the market and the needs of those who are in it.
When you decide to solve people’s problems, you have gone into a mode of selfless service, which is ultimately much more profitable than sitting on your butt feeling sorry for yourself. Strange isn’t it?
“The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.” – Napoleon Hill
4. It’s too late to start working on this today, I’ll make a fresh start in the morning
It is well-known that the best hours are the first. This is why it’s important to begin your day with challenging tasks, and then transition to more pleasant or less repetitive tasks. However, that won’t work for some people.
Sometimes it’s hard to wake up first thing in the morning. You might have been too busy watching Netflix last night and stayed up late partying. Maybe you got to bed at a reasonable hour but just aren’t a morning person. Whatever the case, don’t think that you have to let all of the pieces fall into the right place at the right time.
Better to get started now than wait. Although you may not have the time to deliver a client’s delivery at 2am, it is better to start now than waiting. You can achieve lasting success by making small progress each day.
No matter what you tell yourself, you still have to take responsibility for your actions. Even more important, your actions are accountable for you. If you believe the lies that you are telling yourself, what inaction can you hold responsible?
How could your life be different if you decided, starting today, you aren’t going to take no for an answer? That power is what I, for one would love to see.
How do you get yourself back on track when you’re afraid to do something? Please share your views below.
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