Looks like I just dropped the F-Bomb. Not the one you might be thinking but rather “Failure”.
Fear of failure is paralyzing to most of us in some way. Fear of failure often keeps us from trying new things and having new experiences. Fear of failure keeps many of us locked into the status quo. Fear can keep you from living the life that you want and deserve.
Your vision is what will drive you and your small business to success. Vision is the north star. Vision leads you forward and allows you to keep going when the shit hits the fan and the wheels are coming off. Vision is why you are doing what you are doing at a deep down, change the world level. The challenge often times is that you might begin to doubt yourself. Do I know what the hell I am doing? Is this really worth it? Why does this happen? Because you are worried about what other people think. You let their take on your vision create doubt in your mind.
Stop that shit. Don’t worry about what others say. Take what is valuable and dump the rest. Here is a video by Gary Vaynerchuk discussing this.
You can create incredible results. Trust yourself.
I have watched people quit their jobs to start the business of their dreams then never start the business only to go back and work in the cubical farm.
I have watched people who have created their dream business then spend more time playing around and taking pats on the back for a job not yet done than they spend on running the business.
I have watched people in college enroll in their dream degree program, kick ass in the classes but not do what it takes to succeed after college.
To be clear, I absolutely believe in Dream, Declare and Deliver. I have seen it work. The challenge in each of these situations is that the people Dreamed and Declared but left out a step. They became distracted because they didn’t focus on Delivering.