Trying – or even thinking about – something new can fill people with fear.
What happens if you get it wrong, fail or are judged by others? Seems scary, right?
In this week’s blog, I want to help you build your confidence and escape the fear of trying something new.
Step 1. Stop fearing others judgement.
Trying new things can seem scary and daunting as you can fear you won’t be good enough, will get it wrong or be judged by everyone as a failure.
This point of view is one shared by many as it has been established early on by parents, friends and society in general.
In order to stop fearing new things, you need to stop caring about what people think.
Step 2. Stop Fearing Failure.
Just like fearing others judgement, so too is there a fear that you are going to not get something right and fail.
In order to combat this, start seeing it as a necessary step to achieving your goals.
This is because you are simply finding ways that don’t work so that you can get it right in the end.
As you can probably tell fear is stopping you from feeling able to try anything new.
In order to help you to feel more prepared, follow the next three steps to building your confidence and gaining the motivation to get the job done.
Step 3. Believe in Yourself.
If you have a great idea, you can accomplish it.
People will tell you that you are wrong and not to do it, but you owe it to yourself to at least try.
And you have what it takes to prepare yourself to try.
Step 4. Make a plan.
You may know what you want but you need to make a plan so that you know how to get there.
It’s like having a treasure map with an X that marks the spot. In order to get to the X, you need to plan your route.
This will give you the confidence and security to get to your end goal.
Step 5. Start Right Now!
If you make excuses and think about doing it later, then it will never get done.
Just like step three, make some time in your schedule to do one thing a day. That’s enough to start the ball rolling and get you on the road to achieving your dreams.
Remember, new things are only new at the start. Get over that scary feeling by taking the above steps and start along the road to a happier life today.