Many successful entrepreneurs deal with the hidden fear of failure.
The first thing I and many entrepreneurs need to realize is that all of us will experience some rejection and failure in business. When you manage your business or go for that job interview you will get turned down eventually. There is no way to avoid getting turned down and its important that you realize that you will not always get what you want regardless of your past successes.
When I deal with any type of rejection in business or in life, I make it a practice of learning from it. I try to learn from my mistakes so I don’t repeat myself in doing the wrong thing again. By learning from your mistakes, you will increase your chances of success next time around.
I make it a habit of not giving up when things do not go my way.
Sometimes it will take a lot of persistence to get something you want. A lot of times you will not make it the first or second time around. Being persistent is important if you want to accomplish anything.
In managing my book business I try to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how I will get through the rest of the week or coming month, I try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your business problems.
A technique that I think is very helpful is to have a small notebook of positive statements that makes me feel good. Whenever, I come across an affirmation that makes me feel good, I write it down in a small notebook. When I get depressed or frustrated, I open up my small notebook and read those statements. This helps me to manage my negative thinking.
Dealing with the fear of failure in business is common for many successful business owners. The key is to not let it stop you from moving your business forward. Sometimes a person can talk to someone who can give them additional advice on how to manage their fear of rejection.
Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and take things in stride. Patience, persistence, education, and being committed in trying to solve your problem will go a long way in having a successful business.
Read more posts by Stan Popovich, an author who personally overcame fear and anxiety in his life. Stan is a blogger for JenningsWire.