There is one huge roadblock that stops men and women from accomplishing great things in their lives.
It’s the four letter “f” word . . .
No, not that one . . .
I want to let you know that most all of us have an unhealthy attitude toward fear.
It’s not your fault that you shy away from your fears.
That’s what you’ve been taught to do ever since you were a child.
When you were afraid of the dark, rather than helping you meet your fear, Mom helped you avoid it by getting you a nightlight.
When you were afraid of the monsters under your bed, you were told to hide under the covers where monsters couldn’t go.
Later, when you were afraid to ask the cheerleader for a date because you knew she wouldn’t want to go out with you, there was a feeling of relief as you traded your fear for a night at home with the boys.
You’re not going to trade what little you have for the dream that could happen, but with your luck, probably won’t.
Most of us look at FEAR as a bad thing.
We don’t like it, we don’t want it, and we let it stop us from ever trying some things that we’d really like to do.
But I want you to know that FEAR can be a good thing. Really!
It’s an involuntary physical and mental reaction that humans have for their own protection.
It’s a feeling that alerts us to potential danger or harm.
Fear heightens our pulse, breathing, adrenaline, and prepares the body and mind with more acute senses and a rush of energy to help us combat the potential danger that we face.
But what have we been taught to do when we face danger?
We run and hide.
Get as far away from the danger as we can.
Expel it from our lives.
At the same time our bodies are being prepared to combat and fight the fear, we simply run away to get the fear out of our midst.
But what if we could train ourselves to look at fear as a positive thing?
What if we used our fear as a warning signal?
What if we thought of fear as a personal call to action?
What if fear was used to alert us to the need to better prepare ourselves to face a challenge or the unknown?
What if fear was heeded and we marshaled our heightened senses and increased rush of energy to plow through a difficult challenge so that it no longer posed a threat to us?
Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt’s description of this mindset:
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) the famous writer, lecturer and humanitarian.
In the past, you thought you couldn’t start your own small business.
But if you will set your fears aside, and get working on your dream today, you will find that you can start a great business.
And before you know it, you will look back on your fear and say, “Why did I let that stop me for so long?”
Now is the time to make things happen!
“The way of a superior man is threefold. Virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.”
Change your mindset and use fear to your advantage as a small business owner. Confront the uncomfortable and realize that you are much stronger and more capable than you would ever think!
To your online business success,