Fear of failure has always been a common phenomenon for most entrepreneurs. To be a successful Mompreneur or entrepreneur, you must be able to confront your fear and overcome them. It is important to understand that fear of failing in business could be a good thing but it could be destructive if you allow it prevents you from making efforts towards achieving your set goals and being successful in business.
It useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?”
– Lemony Snicket
“Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.” – Idowu Koyenikan
Base on the above quotes, the following tips would help in overcoming your fear of failure in businesses;
One of the easiest ways to overcome fear is by thinking and talking positively. Always think positively about yourself and your business or project you are about to handle or handling. To achieve this, you must be focus or concentrate on what is needed and avoid things that can hinder your success. Always think of your business as a huge success already even before starting. Thinking this way will help you succeed eventually.
Take action or take your first step
No matter what your fears might be concerning the business you are planning to start, make your first attempt in succeeding by taking action. To overcome the fear of failure in business, you have to take action because it is antidote to fear. Taking your first step could serve as a momentum needed to succeed.
“Do the thing you fear, and continue to do so. This is the quickest and surest way of all victory over fear”. — Dale Carnegie
Begin with the outcome in mind
Being positive is a way of thinking of the outcome of your business as a success, that is having a clear vision or visualizing the possible and positive outcome of the business. Visualizing the outcomes or results you want to achieve would serve as a motivator towards achieving what you have set and eventually achieving your goals. Remember, that taking action is much more important than your vision. No matter what your thoughts are on your business outcomes or results, success will not happen until you have taken action because it is the action taken that would later yield the desire goal or results.
Express your fears
Talking to people about your fear might be a way of gaining insights on how to overcome it. You have to talk or express it as a way of suppressing it (fear). You may choose to write it down, talk to a trust worth fellow or friend about it and most importantly, talk to the almighty God about it in prayer. Expressing it would help you ease the tension and eventually, getting rid of it.
To be successful as a mompreneur or an entrepreneur doesn’t involve living without fear, but trying and striving to succeed despite your fears.
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