Yesterday marked a significant moment for me. I finally faced up to one of my biggest fears, after months of procrastination and delays. To my surprise and relief, it turned out that the experience wasn’t nearly as dreadful as I had imagined it was going to be!
As humans, we all have fears. Some fears are rational, like being afraid of heights or spiders, but others are quite illogical, like (in my case) the fear of having professional photos taken.
These illogical fears can hold small business owners back from achieving their goals and reaching their full potential. In some cases, they can even lead to analysis paralysis, where you overthink a problem to such an extent, that you become overwhelmed by choices and decisions. Finally you just can’t move at all, and over time that can have a negative affect on the overall success of your business.
So, how do you overcome these illogical fears and analysis paralysis and move your business forward? Here are some tips that might help:
- Identify the fear: The first step in overcoming any fear is to identify it. What is it that you’re afraid of? Is it the fear of failure, rejection, or something else? Once you have identified your fear, you can start to work on ways to overcome it.
- Challenge your beliefs: Illogical fears often stem from limiting beliefs that we hold about ourselves. For example, you might believe that you’re not photogenic or that you’re not good enough to succeed in your business. Challenge these beliefs by asking yourself if they’re really true. Is there any evidence to support them? Are they helping you or holding you back?
- Take small steps: Overcoming illogical fears is not easy, but it’s important to take small steps in order to achieve your goal. In my case of having professional photos taken, I started by researching photographers and found someone who went out of her way to make me feel comfortable through every step of the process.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness can help you stay focused on the present moment and avoid getting caught up in worries and fears. Take a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness meditation or simply focus on your breathing.
- Seek support: It’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Seek support from friends, family, or a professional if you’re struggling to overcome your fears or analysis paralysis. You don’t have to go it alone.
By practicing all of these steps, you can overcome your fears and go on to achieve your goals. Remember, the only thing standing between you and the success of your business is often your own fear.
Keep an eye out for my new branding photos coming soon, and if you need a great photographer for your business, I can highly recommend Tara from TrewBella Photography!!
Remember always, Keep smiling!