Business owners have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. We live in an age of fear. Terrorist attacks, identity theft and threats of nuclear war rule the headlines. Our deepest fear is caused by the thoughts we think.
In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire. Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.
Being able to overcome your fears, so you can have improved confidence, courage and character, is one of the best experiences in the world. You don’t have to be a natural risk-taker in order to succeed, and learning how fear works can empower you to overcome it and here’s how.
Take a break and do something physical. It will distract you from your fears and will in turn help you to refocus on your goals and whatever challenges you are facing. When i am anxious it helps me run in the park for thirty minutes, work with weights, take a yoga class, ride a bike, or swim. It clears my head, calms me down, and makes me feel strong, healthy, and ready to deal with anything that comes my way.
Take control of your life and start breaking down your fears.