Studies show that the vast majority of us would rather work for ourselves than for anyone else. So why doesn’t everybody go out and start their own businesses? It’s usually because of fear.
Larina Kase, author of The Confident Leader, says if you are stuck in limbo and want to get to the point where you can make a decision, you should take these five steps:
Uncover your fears. In order to move forward, you have to understand exactly what it is you fear. One of the best ways to do this is to ask yourself what would happen if the fear came true.
Get perspective. When we imagine our fears being realized, most of us exaggerate the consequences to an unlikely extreme. Try to keep things in perspective and reduce your anxiety by challenging negative thoughts.
Take baby steps. One of the best ways to overcome your fears is to test them. Doing something that makes you anxious gives you confidence to tackle larger fears.
Make a one-hour commitment. Imagine just for one hour that you have already made the decision you are struggling with and see how that makes you feel.
Go with your gut. If you are in analysis paralysis – researching the same information over and over – trying trusting your gut. Your intuition will take into account what you already know and is liable to guide you to the right decision.
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