Feel the fear…and do it anyway

I was on the phone with my sister this morning and like many close families do, we talked about what was going on in each other’s lives. A topic that came up inspired today’s blog. My sister was weighing in a somewhat overwhelming decision and had a bit of apprehension to making the “right” decision. I told her to feel the fear…and do it anyway. A healthy dose of fear is good, it keeps us sharp, but remember much of the time fear stops us from doing what we need to do.

As business owners, I know we all experience fear on a daily basis. Whether it be the fear of making that sales call (really a fear of rejection) or that fear of adding a new service or product to your business’s menu (again a fear of rejection/control/embarrassment). Now, I’m not saying every decision could be the right one but have you really thought about the implications of your decision? I’m not talking about the worse case scenario rather the best case scenario. If fear wasn’t disabling you, what are the positive outcomes of your decision? If you truly believe in what you want to do, make the decision even how scared you are and go with it. It’s a step by step process. I know this topic isn’t really related to writing but it’s related to everyone really and can be applied to business and personal life. Check out this TEDtalk about that I came across: