One of the biggest stumbling blocks in starting up and running a successful business are your fears and insecurities. I am constantly reminded of this as my clients work to build their businesses and overcome these obstacles.
You take two steps forward and then the little voice in your head reminds you you are not good enough or you cannot possibly do the one thing you want to do. The little voice is self-sabotaging you and your business and is keeping you comfortable and secure and keeping you from succeeding. Fear is always going to be there so it is a matter of feeling the fear and doing the thing anyway. Acknowledge your little voice and your fear and take action. Massive action. Learn to get out of your own way and develop strategies to move through the fear.
Here are 3 things that will support you to move through your fear, overcome that little voice and move you toward achieving success.
- Have a strategy – work on having a plan to work toward your success. Understand how you are going to achieve your goals and ultimately your success. Look at your strategy from all points of view and develop a plan that will cover all possibilities you can imagine. Also, have more than one strategy.
- Change your belief – What story are you telling yourself and others around you? This story is most likely the very thing that is keeping you stuck, safe and playing small. You could be convincing yourself of reasons why you cannot succeed. Change your stories to positive stories that will support you no matter what the situation. Remind yourself of all the reasons why you can and will succeed and notice the change
- Change your state – when you are stuck change your state. Physically move. Your physical state affects your mind, so break out of your comfort zone by taking action, massive action. Taking action will change your energy and your state and will take away the fear. Become comfortable at being uncomfortable. Emotion creates motion so change your emotion and create motion. Fear and energy can be both mental and physical, so start today by taking action and changing your emotions.
Keep taking action. Massive action. Remind yourself of your strategy and move toward success.