3 tips for overcoming common fears
The table has been set. You’ve made all the arrangements, and the business plan has been finalized. All of the planning stages are finished. All that is left is implementation. So why is it so hard to start? Are you struggling with taking a leap of faith and starting that business, committee, community offering, or non-profit organization? Whatever it is, please know that proper planning is nothing without execution. You eventually have to pull the trigger. Let’s discover why you’re stuck or you provide excuses for your circumstances. What’s really holding you back? Could it be one of these common items below?
Fear of the Unknown: Let’s face it: we’re responsible adults with bills, mortgages, and student loans that need to be paid off. We enjoy the security of a regular paycheck that includes health care coverage ( I especially miss these at times). Is your dream of entrepreneurship being held back because of what looks like security? We live in an age where companies are no longer loyal to dedicated employees. That job could be gone within a snap of someone’s deciding finger. Life is too short to wonder what might have happened if you followed through on that plan, so go for it!
A Shift in Rituals & Lifestyle– If you’re anything like me, you’re a creature of habit. When you try something new, you have to release your old schedule to find something that works for your new lifestyle. This may sound easy, but it is oh so very hard! Figuring out how to get things done while you’re not totally sure about what you’re doing can be a nightmare. Don’t fret. There is light at the end of the tunnel.! What I learned, after I finished pulling my hair out in the first few months, was to group similar work items, turn off all distractions and focus on one task at a time. Accomplish things in small chunks and you will cross the finish line!
Leaving your Comfort Zone– this is one of the most difficult things to do, especially if your life is really comfortable right now. Leaving your comfort zone could entail leaving your steady paycheck, public speaking, or networking. All of these things are challenges, but if you’re willing to tackle them, you will reap the reward! Loss of a comfort zone is when you truly learn to let go and let God. He is the only being that you can truly rely on when no one else understands what it is that you’re going through. You’ll learn to talk and look for Him daily. Not only that, you’ll learn to trust His promises. He will never leave you or forsake you!
Need some additional tips on taking the proverbial leap and changing the course of your existence? Listen to T.D. Jakes’ sermon below! He provides the perfect motivation for making a shift in your life!