“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.”- Mark Twain
Sometimes fear will get in the way of finding/pursuing your passion. I often have terrible bouts of fear. Fear of what others think of me. Fear that I will fail at what I am trying to do. Fear that I will forget what to do. Fear I won’t know how to do it. If you are having doubts or fear, here are some tricks to overcome it:
1) Educate yourself- knowledge is power and with technology, it is readily available.
2) Find a supporter- whether its a friend or your spouse or your parent…chances are you know someone who can support you and talk you through your doubts.
3) Find partner- if you have a friend or acquaintance that shares your passion, join forces. Two heads are usually better than one and having a partner might give you the confidence to go out on a limb.
4) Find a mentor- I have often reached out to other business owners and entrepreneurs to ask for advice or guidance. I usually get more help than I asked for (thank you so much) and I find confidence and courage in their words.