Overcoming Anxiety in the Business World: Sometimes You Just Have to Get It Done
Jul 06, 2017
We've all been there. We've all had a thousand intelligent and innovative ideas that none of us have acted upon because we were, well....scared. Anxious. Fearful of rejection and therefore loss of income. Absolutely frightened of the future and what our customers may think of us for trying what turned out to be a less than great idea.
The thing is that we can't allow ourselves to be this way about our business. The very nature of owning a business is to make changes where necessary and to try new things in an effort to stimulate growth! In other words, the best advice is to simply take the risk and get it done.
That's honestly what it boils down to in business; this is the fork in the road so many have come to when they have a great idea, but aren't sure how if they should make it happen.
If you want a little help making the decision to go forward or stay where you are, trying asking yourself a few pertinent questions. What is it that makes you fearful? Are these things legitimate concerns? How do you think this will really turn out should you go through with it (as this could be very different from the first two questions)? Asking yourself these questions are key to helping you grow that thick skin necessary in business, and will help you decide whether or not this idea will work.
If nothing else helps, realize this: the nature of business is to take risks, and failures happen from time to time. Just because a failure occurs doesn't always mean the end of the world. Breathe, and make a decision. Don't let your anxiety paralyze you in the decision-making process.
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