Are you having any fear in building your business? Do you have fears of publishing your first ebook, writing a salespage, speaking in an event, contact your JV partners, shooting a video, or networking with other people?
It is natural to feel fear when you step out of your comfort zone. You are facing the unknown. You don’t want to fail and get frustrated.
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can use these 3 fastest ways to overcome your fear of failure.
#1: Focus on the opportunity not the obstacle
What make you have the fear of failure? Usually it is the thinking that you are going to do something that you can not control the result. And there is a possibility that the result may not turn out the way you want. And if you avoid doing it, you can eliminate the chance of failure. So most people find ways to avoid doing the things they may fail. They want to avoid the possible frustration.
In life, we cannot control EVERY result. But we can control our actions. Think of every moment in your life as an opportunity to change, to learn, to grow, and to earn. Think of it as a door that if you open it, you may find the things you want behind it. But you have to open it to find out the answer. No one can determine that answer for you. ONLY YOU can do that. Dwell on the opportunity thinking can lead you to be more optimistic in opening more doors and to move forward in building your business.
#2: You determine what is failure
Failure is a concept, just like success, people use to describe a certain consequence. In the respect of success, you can determine what success is. It could be earning a certain amount of income, going to a certain places for visit, or having a wonderful relationship with a certain people that you care and love. But the answer is not set in the stone. Failure is the same. You determine what a failure is.
If you identify failure as not getting the things you want, then you are in trouble to live a happy and successful life. It is because we constantly have new desires to learn more, to have more, and to become more. No matter what you have right now, you always want MORE. That is the innate desire all human have. So you are always in the state of lacking something you want.
If you live by that definition, you have a lot of failures in everyday.
Instead of focus on lacking, focus on the progress you are making in every moment. Do something to make you grow everyday. Create a new blog post, contact a new partner, learn more about your market, or make new ezine advertising. Make sure you are constantly taking ONE more step to move closer to your internet marketing business goals.
#3: Create a newer you
Within EVERY problem or challenge you ever encounter, there exists an unprecedented opportunity for you to become a bigger and stronger person. In order to tackle your new problem, you have to LEARN something you did not know before. You may have to DO something you did not do before. By learning and doing more, you create a newer you. You gain more knowledge, wisdom, and ability just by ‘trying’.
What is your current problem or challenge in internet marketing? You want 1,000 more subscribers in your list in 30 days? Search for your answer in the forum, go to Google and type in ‘how to create 1,000 subscriber in 30 days’, buy a new list building course and implement it, or get a coaching to take you step-by-step. Look at it as a lesson in building your internet marketing business.
There was a real story in World War II about how German soldiers tortured their prisoners of war (POW). The way the German soldiers ‘killed’ their POW was to tight the prisoner on a chair with their hands hold at their back with their eyes covered. The German soldiers then use a piece of sharp ice to ‘cut’ the POW’s waist at the back without really making an injury.
The soldiers then turn a water tap slightly and let the water drip down on the floor. Those POW were so fearful because they imagined they were bleeding and could not stop it. Eventually ALL fearful POW was died with the symptom of ‘over blood loss’. They kill themselves by their own fear.
Fear could be a deadly inhibitor. It appears so real that we can feel it in our body. But deep inside our heart, we know that the freedom we want is at the other of fear. Don’t let fear stop you in building your business. Let it be an indicator that you are growing a bigger and stronger you. Start moving forward with these new attitudes and your fear will disappear.