How to overcome fear of starting your own business?

In Burundi, the lack of jobs is a reality. One of the solution to face this problem may be to start a business. Plenty of young Burundians want to start a small business but some of them face fear. Fear is the enemy of development and young people must know how to overcome it and get started.

When you want to be an entrepreneur, you accept all the risks it requires. Young people when they want to begin, they put ahead many questions like: “Do I have what it takes to to turn my ideas into reality? Will people buy what I am offering? If he asks himself these questions and not be strong to answer it, they fail before starting.

Ali O. Alshamsi, multi-business owner said. “You don’t overcome fear. You use it as your devils’ advocate, you should be afraid of failure. You are a stupid, if you are not. Even I’m still afraid of failure, while launching a new project, Fear is healthy .The compound interest comes from experience , gained from each failure, and the aspiration to make the next one better. Eventually the last one will make enough success to cover all your failures with profit

“It’s been said that success is only a few steps after failure, but most people give up after they “fail” and never get there. If you can see failure through that lens and not allow the judgment of others or yourself to stop you, then you can make it to success!” Darrah Brustein

“The only time you fail is when you don’t learn from your mistake. If you’ve learned a lesson in defeat, then go back out and apply your new knowledge. I’ve made tons of mistakes, but I’ve had very few “failures” because I make those missteps valuable experiences. “  Nick Friedman

Here are the 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success as suggest Entrepreneur Magazine

  1. Face your fears.

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”Henry Ford

Entrepreneurship is not a simple task. You will face many challenges and difficulties. To get scared or confused about the fail is normal when you are starting your own business. But the matter is not to have fear, but to have that ability of going ahead and continue to move on. Thus, you have to move on the fastest you can in order to succeed.

  1. Get started.

“If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.”—Drew Houston

To have dream only is no sufficient, the most important is to put your ideas into actions. Unless you do it, you will still as dreaming in bed.

  1. Grind

“What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That’s the secret of my life.” —Guy Kawasaki

Even though it is similar to be hard for you, remember that you have started, don’t agree failure until you reach your goal. You have to know that failure is a result of fear, procrastination and inaction. Success is a result of hard working.

  1. Do quality work.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work…” —Steve Jobs

To be successful requires many efforts and energy. To produce a quality work will give you a value and will rise you on other stage. Take a time of researches, read and read again. Sam Ovens, is a Successful entrepreneur, advises that “As soon as you’re committed to building an online business of your own, immediately begin reading as much as humanly possible.”

  1. Never, ever give up.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

When you have begun your business, don’t worry how much time it will take you to succeed. But never quit! If you fail, look where there is a problem and try to find solutions and look forward to success. That is my advice but I know it is not sufficient. If anyone has something to add, his idea is welcome.

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