This is probably one of the biggest fears that entrepreneurs face. When you’re starting your own business, while you may have done your homework and prepared the best you can, there will ALWAYS be a certain degree of uncertainty. That’s just the way it is.
You must always remember that you can’t discover new lands if you’re afraid to lose sight of the shore. You have to push through and go with your heart, even if it’s beating uncontrollably fast.
Sometime in 1999, there was a movie called “3 Kings”. In one scene in the movie, a young soldier who was feeling afraid would approach Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) with a question and he’d reply… “The way this works is… You do the thing you’re scared sh*tless of and you get the courage after you do it. Not before you do it.”
This is very true and it applies across the board. If you’re worried that you may not have the skills to create an online business, go ahead and do it anyway. Then learn as you go along.
You must have the faith to take the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase. The best way to put an end to your fear of the unknown is to have faith.
You must believe in yourself and what you’re trying to achieve. There are thousands of people who come online in droves hoping to make quick and easy money. Most of them fail and quit.
The road to online success is paved with the corpses of the many who have tried and quit. They quit because they didn’t believe in themselves and they let fear take over.
Like John Stewart Mill said, “One person with belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who only have interest.”
The next time you have doubts and fears, ask yourself why you’re feeling them. Maybe you’ve been making a stable income online but you’re worried about quitting your day job because of the security it provides.
By asking yourself why you have this fear, you’ll understand that what you really fear is that you might have no money in case your online business dries up.
Now you will be able to make plans such as saving up enough money that will last you six months in case of any unexpected setbacks. This is a plan of action.
If you do not analyze your fears and all you do is let them control you and hold you back, your life will become stagnant and in almost all cases, there will be retrogression.
The only way to progress is to keep moving forward whether or not you have fears.