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4 Lies You Keep Telling Yourself When You’re Afraid to Do Something

When’s the last time you let fear get the better of you? Whether we want to admit it or not, fear keeps us from doing a lot of the things we know we really should do to achieve our goals. Fear is especially detrimental to entrepreneurs (read ‘wantrepreneurs’) that want to launch their first big project. With this in mind, I thought I’d share with you four lies people tend to tell themselves when they’re coming up with reasons NOT to do something.

Hopefully by calling out these lies for what they are you can get your next big project started without so much delay or frustration.Fear is a major obstacle for many early-stage entrepreneurs or business people as they start to plan and build their first ventures. Without positive reinforcement, many people can be paralysed by that fear, and some never launch their product or service because of that fear. They’re afraid what they have to sell is no good, and they lack the self confidence to push through the discomfort and do it anyway.

But I’ve got news for you, you are ready. Discomfort is part of the process, and it is part of the journey. Likely, you will fail or experience certain difficulties, but without regular action, you won’t achieve anything.

Regular action is key, so set deadlines for yourself and get to work.“Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to start.” – Gil PenchinaAnother big barrier to entry for many young entrepreneurs is knowing where to focus their time, money and energy. Most entrepreneurs have no shortage of good ideas, but knowing which areas to focus their efforts on is key if they truly want to become successful. A jack of all trades is a master of none.Rather than avoiding choosing one path and trying to juggle three or four ideas,

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