Reflecting back on the path traveled in 2016 – Fear and Procrastination in Business

Reflecting back on the path traveled in 2016 – Fear and Procrastination in Business

Traveling through both of these Fear and Procrastination it can be a dream killer as the fear gets to us so much that we stop in our tracks and then procrastinate and don’t do anything which means we don’t achieve our goals or dreams.

Fear and Procrastination can stop you in your tracks of achieving your goal or greatness in your Business.

How do you over come these to move forward in your business.


1) What do you fear or makes you scared about your business or starting a business?
2) What are your weaknesses?
3) What are your strengths?

Identifying your answers to these questions will help you to acknowledge your fear were you can break it down to move forward even if it’s a little bit everyday.

The biggest fear a lot of people have is the fear of failure that they don’t get started at all, if you don’t start haven’t you achieved the failure as you never got to learn to get to success.
There will always be bumps in the road, twisting paths and lessons to learn but isn’t that all part of the journey?

Fear can steam from many way’s of thinking
– like your not good enough
– you don’t deserve to be happy or to achieve success
– I don’t have the money so how can I ever achieve it
– If I start and fail then what
– What if I figure it out and start earning then make a mistake
– What if I let others down
– Where to start
– I don’t have a education how can I do this
– Everyone is better than me and someone will come along with money and know how and do a better job than me.
– What if I get loans then can’t pay the money back if this fails.
– assuming – you make an arse out of you and me – when you assume.

All valid fears a lot of it comes down to research, belief in yourself and your project/vision, passion and willing to learn.

Type,write, draw what ever is comfortable with you to describe your goals – what you want to achieve.
Then start breaking those goals down into bite size chunks of lists to do.
Even if you only had 5 or 10 mins and you did one thing be happy that you achieved that one thing as being upset at yourself you didn’t do more can lead to procrastination and then you don’t do more when you only have a few minutes because you feel you need more and more time and when that happens more fear sets in if you can do this or not and sometimes giving up is easier than doing little by little.

If you don’t know something find people that do what your trying to do (there may not be people in your industry that can help you) but maybe ask someone in business questions that might help you to figure out what you are stuck on or finding online forums, chats or even platforms where you can ask general questions you never know you might find someone very knowledgeable in the area you need that is willing to chat with you.

Before you spend money find options of not having to spend money or talk to people and find out what they have used that has worked. Don’t spend money unless you really need to.
You wont be able to do everything yourself leverage what you can and can’t do.

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
– Quote by Theodore Roosevelt 


Letting your tasks build up or putting off things that you need to do.
Like going to the dentist to sort out a sore tooth or not going to the Dr when your in excruciating pain – thinking I’ll do it next week, then the next week becomes the next week and so on which can lead into years and when you finally go when it has taken it’s toll on you it is either really bad and beyond fix able or you need to take longer to heal than if you did it when it first appeared the recovery wont be as long, and most likely not so many more visits and in some  scenarios could have avoided weeks of bed rest.
Or putting off charging the phone and when you need it most it cut out as it wasn’t charged.
Which we can do the same for business that it just gives that snow ball effect that everything gets out of control and piles up if we don’t tackle tasks which could take away time from family or stop you from attending things you enjoy as you need to get on top of things that spiralled out of control.

1) Set time limits on tasks – for example 25 minute pomegranates so you set tasks to do with a 25 minute time limit, that you just focus on that task at hand and get it done. If it will take longer set another pomegranate for the same task and remember to take 25 minute pomegranate breaks also.
But be realistic so you don’t set your self up to feel fear of you can achieve this.
2) Writing,typing,drawing down your tasks so you can visually see them may help also
3) Do your tasks first before taking on others – if someone wants you to help them and it has nothing to do with what you are doing finish what you are doing then help them, let them know your in the middle of something and can you get back in touch with them in 10 –  20 mins etc when you finish – so that you can have a clear head to actually listen and give your full attention to them so you can help.

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
– Denis Waitley – Quote

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