Many a time, I come across many people around us who has got great plans and ideas to start a business or venture, however, not many pursue further. Now, let’s discuss what causes no action. From my findings, there are a few major factors causing us not to step out.
Fear of Uncertainties
a) Fear of uncertainties, fear of unknown. Actually this is normal, is a basic instinct when we are unsure of the future happenings. The only way is to overcome it. Never let the fear conquer us. One way to increase our confidence level is to do more homework, research and prepare our self well. For example, we can ask for more opinions and check the experts, we can also ask ourself what if the worst happens, are we okay even the worst happensâ€¦.Anyway it is good to be caution, however many think and think till they give up because the longer they take to decide, their passion will be gone with the wind. My mentor used to remind me, “doing won’t die, over thinking kill”.
We also need to have faith and believe in our self. How can we expect others to trust us if we do not even trust ourself and our great ideas. I also encourage friends here to mix with supportive and positive people, they need constant reminder that Fear is nothing, once you make the first step, you almost defeat it already!
No pain, no gain
B) Unwilling to make sacrifices and step out of comfort zone. There is a saying “No pain, no gain” we know it but we seldom practice it, why? They are mostly â€œlazyâ€ to do more for their future. These people are usually short-sighted. I suggest friends here to mix with positive and goal-orientated friends. They probably need peers pressure to step out.
I encourage people to step out is because I saw many of them regretted for not taking action later when they looked back in life. Never let your dream die. Even if we failed in the venture, we will have lots of fulfillments and satisfaction to gain. Moreover, we accumulate experiences. Money can not buy experiences. Only by getting involved, getting our hands dirty that we learned the valuable lessons.
Instead of looking back years later and regret it, why not take the courage to try it, small step at a time … We only live once, live it to the fullest!
This is a guest post by a friend who wants to remain anonymous, who had already achieved financial independence.