Most people who dream of starting their own business never do it. If this is true about you, ask yourself if it’s self-doubt and uncertainty, and you just don’t know how to get out of your own way. What would it take for you to start today?
Link your idea to your purpose
Sometimes, it’s because you don’t see yourself as a salesperson. The truth is that the world is built on sales, and we are all selling in some way. We are constantly selling our ideas, goals, and aspirations. So if you want to build a successful business, the key is to gain clarity on what you want to sell and start today.
Your product or idea always has to be linked with your purpose in life. Then, you just need to get started. The first step is going to lead you to the next. But what if you can’t take that first step? This is why you need to get out of your own way and stop being an impediment to the success that you deserve.
Get out of your own way: 3 misconceptions that prevent you from taking action
There is an old saying that goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Why do we often put our goals and dreams off until tomorrow? There are 3 common reasons people procrastinate and never start their own business or creative project:
- Waiting for everything to be perfect before starting your business: Nothing will ever be perfect, so don’t wait; just start today.
- Seeking validation from others: Do not look for approval from others because your closest friends will always want to protect you. Their vision might not coincide with your own.
- Assuming (mistakenly) that you have more time: We always think we have more time, and that’s one of the biggest misconceptions out there. Don’t waste one more minute; just get started right away.
Refocus your attention and start today.
Finally, don’t get caught up in trying to start too many things at once. Focus on one project and break it down into small, manageable parts. Just get started and don’t stop until you see the desired results. Your 5 Cs are going to guide you along the way. These are clarity, courage, confidence, commitment, and compassion. Even if you don’t have your 5 Cs right from the start, they will gradually crystallize as you keep pursuing your goal.
Takeaway: How to get out of your own way
We are all evolving. One step leads to the next. Getting started is not about jumping off the bridge and hoping for the best. You need background and information, but these are things you build along the way. You might not know where precisely the journey is going to take you. But if you just take the first step towards your vision for success, the second and third will be revealed to you.
Start by writing down your dreams, your goals, and your aspirations. Next, break your goal into small, manageable parts. Remember, you can sell anything if you believe in it and have the 5 C’s: clarity, courage, confidence, commitment, and compassion.