#2: Fear of Judgement
When you have a fear of judgment, you worry more about what others will think or say about you. You don’t want to tell anyone about your plans because you think they will tell you it’s a bad idea or ridicule you for your choice. The thing is, you can’t please everyone all the time. You will drive yourself crazy trying to do things because other people want you to. The only person you need to worry about is you.
What do you think? Your opinion is the only one that matters and who cares what anyone else thinks about it. Of course, if you’re married you do need to make decisions together, but don’t let friends or acquaintances dictate your choices. We spend too much time being concerned with the opinion of others.
#3: Fear of Success
You might think this is a silly one. Why would someone be afraid of success? Well, people fear change, even when it is beneficial to them. They are afraid that if they become successful they will have to sacrifice family and friends to make money. They may worry about gaining popularity too fast - getting in over their head. They may also worry that the more money they make the more they have to spend to maintain their success.
Nobody wants to trade things that are important to them for money and some may see this as “selling out.” You don’t have to work more hours or give up spending time with friends and doing things with your family. Being your own boss means you set the rules and create the boundaries.
Don’t let irrational fears control your life and your business choices. Create a business plan so you know exactly what you are going to do and list ways to accomplish each goal. If you have a blueprint of sorts to follow then fear has no hold on you.
Surround yourself with people that are supportive of you and your choices to help you stay positive and focused on the end goal.