Friday, July 24, 2009

Stop Letting Fear Control You!

Fear is probably the number one reason why people don't launch out and pursue their entrepreneurial visions. There is fear of the unknown, fear of the known, and fear of what may have happened in the past when we were running our own business. I have to admit, I've been there and probably will be there again. I think one of the key ingredients that sets those who are successful apart from those who are not is the ability to manage fear. By managing fear, I mean not letting it dictate our actions and also recognizing how it affects us. I think fear is something that we all share in common at one point or another, but those that can overcome their fears are the ones who will have it made. We can counter fear by preperation, obtaining guidance, accomplishing smaller goals, winning smaller victories, being cautious what/ who we listen to, and prayer. Feelings of fear are inevatible, it's just part of our wiring, but we can offset this wiring and not let it control us by actively working against fear. It really does take a conscience effort. As a business leader you have to attack your fears head on, first thing in the morning if possible and once you conquer it, watch how your confidence expands.

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