In my personal opinion, the number-one thing that stops most people from pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams is FEAR. Well, you know what I say?? F**k fear. (What??!! I can’t believe she just said that! Well, I did.) So many of us are fear driven. We are making choices, big and small, not based on what we truly want, but on what we are afraid of—what we’re afraid of losing, what we’re afraid of winning, the fear of working too hard, the fear of not working hard enough, the fear of doing it “wrong,” the fear of rejection, the fear of what others think of us, the fear that we can’t do it, the fear that we can. Where in your life does fear stop you? Take a moment to look at your life and think about some of the things you REALLY want.
How many of those things are you working toward right now? How many are you not?
Now that we know what you want, I’d love to know what’s stopping you. (I bet you’d love to know what’s stopping you too, right?) So, take a moment, take a breath, maybe put your hand on your heart and feel into what fears and beliefs are really stopping you from getting everything you want. You may find yourself getting emotional here. That’s ok. Our greatest fears and desires have emotion behind them, and sometimes they’re easier to just ignore; it’s high time we give them a voice so we can deal with them. I’ll give you some examples to get you started…
- What if I spend my time and I fail?
- What if I spend my money and I fail?
- What if I try as hard as I can and I fail?
- What if I succeed…then what?!
- What if he/she won’t love me anymore?
- What will my friends think?
- People will expect me to…
- I will expect xyz from myself.
- I’m just too tired.
- I don’t want to work that hard.
- I don’t think I can do it.
- It’s too hard.
- I don’t know how.
- I have too many responsibilities to follow a dream.
- That’s not the way life works.
- Hardly anyone gets what they really want, what makes me any different?
What’s stopping you from going after what you truly want in your life?
I’d love to hear in the comments below!
This is an excerpt from Bridget Brady’s #1 International Bestseller, “Jobs to Jammies!”
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