How To Overcome Your Fear Of Failure In Business
Progress isn’t actually a ladder it’s a series of events on your timeline that bring you closer to your ideal future which includes specific goals.
These events can be considered failures but what if you reframed what failure means to you?
Failure = Feedback
This is important because if you think about the things that you truly want & then the reasons why you won’t go for them it always leads back to your fear.
Fear of failure can alter every choice we make & most of us are influenced by this fear in a negative way.
We often change our plans altogether and find an alternative that feels safer.
This is a sure way to limit your results and experience feelings of regret but by changing the meaning of failure you remove the fear associated it.
Here are steps to help you overcome your fear of failure in business:
1. Realize that fear is an essential part of the process.
You’re very lucky if you figure out the right way to do something the first time.
Short-term failure is much more common so now anytime you set a big goal expect failures to be part of the process. It’s not a sign you should stop, keep improving your process until you’re successful.
2. Understand that failure is temporary.
A single failure isn’t a permanent condition. Failure is like a rainy day. Sunny days always show up again.
3. Shift your values & motivation.
With the right motivation, fear isn’t an issue. Shift your motivation from running away from something to running towards your goal.
4. Don’t take it personally.
Failing only means that your approach wasn’t the best option. It doesn’t say anything about your identity or skills as a business owner or coach.
Truly successful entrepreneurs fail quite often, making the wrong decision doesn’t mean that you failed as a person.
5. Focus on NOW.
You can’t worry if your mind isn’t living in the future. It’s only when you project a negative outcome that you become anxious. Reality is happening right now.
The future isn’t set in stone and can change at any time based on what you do NOW.
If you’re going to think about the future, imagine success. At this very second, you’re okay. You’ll be okay in the next second, too.
6. Lean into fear.
If your life isn’t in danger, being afraid is a sign that you’re doing something new.
Keep This In Mind:
Your conscious mind is a creature of habit so when you’re trying to uplevel it will send the msg to your subconscious that it’s a threat.
When this happens take a deep breath w/ your hand over your heart & ask yourself “Is this the best thing for me?”
7. Minimize fear by taking action.
The people that are most afraid tend to be the most paralyzed, but they didn’t start out that way. You weren’t born afraid of the things that you fear today.
But by giving in to fear, you teach your brain that fear is an effective way to control your behavior. It will continue ratcheting up the fear because it knows it works.
Ignoring fear and taking action has the opposite effect. You can teach yourself that fear doesn’t impact your behavior. In time, the amount of fear you feel will decrease.
8. Visualize everything working out.
Close your eyes and take six deep breaths. Imagine a day in the future about a week after the project is completed successfully or you’ve overcome it.
Embody that energy.
9. Change the meaning of failure.
Failure might provide a small sting, but the feedback you gain is invaluable. A few, small improvements are often enough to turn a failure into a success. Look for the lesson and apply it to your next attempt.
Dealing with the fear of failure is something everyone faces, don’t allow it to limit your life & success in business.
With risks come rewards especially for entrepreneurs.
Remember that fear is self-created, we’re only born with 2 natural fears (falling & loud noises) everything else is learned which means that it can be unlearned.
During a hypnotherapy session, we clear fear along with other limiting emotions and beliefs that are keeping you from hitting multiple six figures.
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