Fear is the only thing that really holds anyone back. Sure everyone has different levels of experience and education and those factors do have an impact on an individual’s career to some degree. But, ultimately it is fear that separates those of you who make great movements in the business world from those who do not.
I’m not just speaking to start-up businesses. I’m talking to anyone at any level of entrepreneurship. No matter how long you’ve been in business, there is some ‘next level’ that you’d like to achieve. What’s holding you back?
Can you think of someone that is not perfect at what they do but fearless? I can. They don’t always get it right, but they aren’t afraid to get out there and take a risk to achieve something. They may not even the best at what they do but they put themselves out there whole-heartedly. And, they manage to shake things up. They continuously introducing new ideas and concepts to our industry.
As entrepreneurs, none of you are short on ideas. Every single one of you has huge potential to do great things. However, it’s the innovators that are able to overcome their fears and take a chance. It doesn’t mean that they had more intelligent ideas than the next guy. They just acted on those ideas. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t scared. The fear never totally goes away. They’re only a little more accustomed to ignoring it.
How is fear holding you back from being an innovator?