Risk is inevitable when you are pursuing your dream.
You might as well get acquainted— go on, cozy up and get to know one another.
As long as you are running your own business there will be risk involved. You may not close the deal, people may not like your latest offering – the cheque may bounce and your marketing may not get the return you want.
Purge these into a list. What are the risks? What are your fears? What may go wrong?
List them. Read them. And then burn them, for real.
Weigh that list against the passion you feel to move ahead in your business.
Weigh your risks against what it would feel like to not try and always wonder.
One of the most common regrets of the dying is that they didn’t have the courage to try.
You know this already, but I’m gonna’ write it down anyways:
No one makes their dreams happen by living life inside the comfort zone.
So get comfortable with calculated risk and learn to cherish the excitement of what’s possible.
Consciously prune those dream-busting couch-potato thoughts that surface every so often. Figure out how what you really need as a security blanket, so that you can take your giant leap of faith without the fear of loss along the way.
Fear is a nasty naysayer. It snickers and sneers behind your back.. and screams out mean-girl insults.
fear may sound like:
I’m not good enough
I’m not ready
I look like sh*t
Why would they listen to me?
What if I fail?
So the way forward, lovely soul, is to make sure that your dream is infinitely bigger than your fear.
Breathe into your belly and pull up your dream again. Hold it safe and sacred and successful in your mind’s eye, and remember what you were really working towards. Know that you are safe in this journey.
Your fear is an indicator that you are being brave enough to change the status quo.
We all experience fear on the road to success. Each and every über-succesful entrepreneur on the planet has been afraid, unsure – and moments when they were worried that their big idea may not work.
What distinguishes them from everyone else is that they did it anyways. They learned to managed that fear and self-doubt, they kept moving anyways, and they did it in spite of their fear.
Do it anyways.
Tell fear to move out of the way, and know that prosperity comes to those who are brave enough to follow their own light along the way.
Innovation is scary. Risk is scary. Putting your creative work out there… is scary. Learn to accept that fact, and keep moving along.
<h1> Do it anyways. </h1>