When it comes to building a successful business you love, I’m fascinated by how few people actually take action to make it happen.
Too often, procrastination appears to have the upper hand:
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it's fun until you get the bill.” ~ Christopher Parker
Over the years, I’ve had hundreds of conversations with aspiring business owners and have grouped the common reasons for procrastinating below:
I’m not ready.
I’ll wait for a sign.
I don’t have the time.
I’ll wait for better timing.
I don’t have the resources.
I'm afraid that I’ll fail.
Who would listen to me?
I’m not smart/good/[ fill in the blank ] enough.
Beneath these words, fear reigns.
The brain’s Limbic System, which supports emotion, behavior, motivation and learning, is in overdrive. The Amygdala is constantly asking itself, “Am I safe? Am I safe? Am I safe?”
The resulting inaction can be crippling. Many will take their dreams to the grave. And, that saddens me.
Prompted by life-threatening illness…
In 2013, a brain-abscess left me paralysed in my left arm and leg. I spent a month in hospital.
The period in hospital was a huge wake up call for me. I realised how precious life is and how quickly it can be over. I vowed there and then that when I left the hospital I would live life to the fullest, in the face of fear.
I was lucky to have had such a wake-up call and make a full recovery.
Since then, I’ve made it my mission to help others crossover to their full potential, without being prompted by life-threatening experience.
Beyond procrastination, we can make better choices.
Will we give into fear and procrastination and take our dreams to the grave, like so many before us?
Or will we live life to the full and make our dreams happen?
And, are we willing to make our dreams a priority, during our finite time here?
1. The dream was the sign?
2. You could make the time?
3. You are as ready as you will ever be?
4. You could make your dream a priority?
5. The world was waiting to hear your message?
6. You could say No to people and things that don’t serve your dream?
7. You could become resourceful (sponsors, fundraisers, crowd-funding)?
8. You could choose the danger of failure above the sorrow of regret?
9. You could help so many people with the experience and knowledge that you already possess?
10. You could reach out to get support, guidance and a proven system to build your dream business?
Let me know in the comments below, how you can bust fear & procrastination and take steps to build your dream business.
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