Do you ever have that nagging feeling that you’ll never be ready, or you haven’t learned enough, or simply don’t know enough? Have you had stray thoughts that include “maybe just one more class and I’ll be ready” or “maybe if I read one more book, then I’ll know what I need to know”? This stumbling block can apply to anything…being ready to start your own business, to launch a new product or service, or to take a step out on your own and try something new.
Well…I have some bad news for you…you’ll NEVER be totally ready. But the good news…you’re ready enough to take action today so get out there and DO IT!
Easier said than done, I know. I’ve seen it before, I’ve felt it before. Taking that first step down the path to your dreams is the toughest step because you will always believe there’s something that you must learn prior to heading out. We’ve all felt like this at some stage in our lives or businesses…so here are my 4 tips for pushing through the doubt and coming out the other side smelling like a rose!
1 – Get Clarity!
It’s amazing how clarity can significantly boost your confidence. Be clear about what you want and how to go about getting it. Get that clear action plan in place…but don’t take months and months to get it in place. And…once you do…ACT on it! Give yourself a few weeks to get your thoughts and your plan in order then pull the trigger!
2 – Take Action!
Don’t stare at your action plan and continually question it. Once you’re satisfied, move forward with the plan! It’s best to start with little steps…you don’t need to swim the ocean on your first day. Small, inexpensive actions that test your ideas will give you confidence to take bigger steps down the road.
3 – Let Go!
Don’t get so emotional over every little decision. Again…easier said than done, and it’s taken me a long time to master this step but I now fully embrace it! Avoid getting into an emotional co-dependency with your ideas. It’s just an idea. Of course, it would be great if every idea you had panned out to perfection, but the fact is this is not the way things work in the real world. Put things into action, let go of the emotion and see if your ideas become reality. If not…then it’s time for a new idea…and I’m sure you have one!
4 – Learn!
It’s very true that we learn much more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. In the end, it’s all about the take-aways. Learn from every little step you take as you move your ideas forward. Learn what works and what doesn’t, ask for feedback (good and bad) and be sure that you never repeat your mistakes! In this way…things move forward.
So, have you been holding off on developing your business idea, your new product or your new service because you think you’re “not ready”? Well…STOP IT! Drop those attitudes and move forward…otherwise your idea stays nothing more than an unfulfilled idea.
By the way…what are you up to this coming Thursday? I have a few seats left in my Business Accelerator workshop for business owners (in Sydney from 9 am to 12 pm). If you’d like to join myself and many business owners like yourself, get all the details here and secure your seat TODAY.
I look forward to seeing you there!