When you think about different opportunities in your life, do you let fear take over? Are a few of the thoughts that run through your mind, “Will I do enough?,” “What if it doesn’t work out?,” or even “What if I lose money instead of make money?.” Sometimes our fears can prevent us from taking a leap and making possibly the best decision in our lives. So how can you keep your fears at bay and focus on the good possibilities?
The first thing to do is to make a list of pros and cons. If you have a great idea, or something that could be a great idea, make a list of everything that can go right. On this side of your list write down the main reason you want to pursue this idea. Next, think of the things that are not good that could possibly happen, and where those things would put you. For example, let’s say you were looking to try a new marketing technique and it cost a certain amount of money to do. Your pro would be new clients and your con would be possibly not getting new clients and losing the money invested. Would the loss of the money you invested be detrimental, or can it be chalked up to a bad decision and move on? You need to determine if your idea is worth the risk. Once that is decided, you can go at it full speed ahead with no fears.
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” —Rosa Parks
If you have gone through the pros and cons already but are still not ready to take the next step, determine why. Consider your confidence level. Are you confident in yourself? Do you have a reason to doubt that you will succeed? Are you scared of getting told no? Are you worried that you will sink instead of float? As Babe Ruth said “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” If you have a decent track record of making good decisions, there is nothing to fear.
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