Sometimes in life, you’re faced with two decisions, and choosing the right one doesn’t seem very easy. It’s this precise decision you may look back on in the future when you make another big decision. Choosing a highschool or a college, or even buying your first home are all daunting decisions, but at the same time they’re very rewarding and will make a positive impact on your life. Fear can sometimes make its way into decision making, and may even cloud your judgment when making a big decision. Fear, although characteristically a negative feeling, can actually be used for good things.
Becoming fearless especially when handling major aspects of your life can be something that seems out of reach, and maybe even overwhelming. Buying your first rental property and committing to becoming a property manager may seem like a daunting task, but if you’re able to see past this and notice that you’re actually making a positive life decision, you may just conquer that fear. Pushing yourself past this fear can actually make you a better and stronger person, as well as making your business stronger.
Where would society be without inventors who hadn’t pushed themselves past their fears? Acknowledging the fear is the first step to realizing you’re onto something big. It’s your body’s natural instinct to be nervous and anxious when making a resolution. Take it as a sign that your body knows you’re onto something, but is purely cautious. If you harness the fear, but also are aware of the caution then not only will you have the confidence to keep going and achieve your goal, but the next time you encounter a similar situation, you won’t be as hesitant to go through with the decision.
Pushing through the wall of ‘firsts’, like first property, first booking, or first employee, you’ll become more and more confident in the idea that you do know yourself best, and that your decisions have worked out in your favour. Getting over your fears may sound like childhood rhetoric, but at the same time there is still some truth to them: skills only improve with age, and if you hone in on them, you’ll be better off.
If you feel as if you’re stuck or unsure what to do next, take a deep breath and write down the options ahead; what needs to be done? By illustrating on paper that you know what you have to do, it’ll help you conceptualize the steps to take afterwards. Big decisions take time, and they take energy, but if you are able to see what needs to be done, you’ll be better prepared.