Face Your Fears by Developing Emotional Intelligence and Motivating Yourself

Face Your Fears by Developing Emotional Intelligence and Motivating Yourself

When you start a business, your main fear is that it’s not going to take off. In fact, there are businessmen who have tried up to ten times before establishing a business that does well. Although owning your own business is the best way to increase your income, it’s also a very difficult process.

Is it possible that your business will take off immediately? Sure. But it’s much more likely that it will take a few tries on your part. And then there are times when your business does well for ten years or so and then a decline begins. So there are many pitfalls when it comes to starting a business.

Plus, you have to hire trustworthy employees and retain them for the long run. You have to keep changing the parameters of your business as the market changes. You might need to stop making one product and start making another. These are all difficult decisions.

Emotional Intelligence, Motivation and Success

So how do you face your fears and run your business like a pro? How do you keep putting one leg in front of the other? How do you develop enough emotional intelligence to keep going?

Keep in mind that emotional intelligence here is just the ability to keep going. It’s the ability to motivate yourself when things get tough. And in the end, this ability is what distinguishes successful people from unsuccessful ones.

It’s not as though successful people are just immediately more successful than the rest. They’re not “lucky.” It’s not a coincidence that they’re doing well in life. They’re doing well because they keep motivating themselves to keep going.

Motivational Techniques to Overcome Your Fears

It’s easy enough to be successful once. This could be a coincidence. But if you want to be successful on an everyday basis, motivation is key. And this applies to any field in life—to your relationship with your significant other, to staying at a healthy weight, to having a good social and family life and to running a business. So if you can motivate yourself to keep going, you can succeed at anything.

  • Breaking up your tasks into baby steps is one great technique to staying motivated. If your tasks seem small and manageable, you are more likely to do them.
  • You can also try taking some time off when you start feeling stressed and burnt out. Taking time away from work can be as useful as spending time at work, when it comes to being successful.
  • One great technique, advocated by Dale Carnegie, is to ask yourself, “what’s the worst that can happen?” And then accept that this worst thing is going to happen. Once you mentally accept this inevitable future, you’ll free yourself up to improve the present.