To be a successful entrepreneur is no easy. The journey to reach goals is often challenging and that’s why not all entrepreneurs can achieve success instantly. More often that not, entrepreneurs are seen as confident, successful people who know what they want and to do. However, the reality might goes deeper than that. Entrepreneurs are human so it is normal to experience negative feeling or emotions. For example, not all entrepreneurs are naturally assertive and decisive. Some of them might have to go to the long process of conquering their own self-doubt before making decision confidently.
Navigating self-doubt to productive entrepreneurial energy
You cannot just expect yourself to be instantly confident all the time once you decide to become an entrepreneur. However, it is important to improve yourself to be better. Self-doubt is one of the many challenges entrepreneurs can conquer. In fact, you can defeat self-doubt and build more positive entrepreneurial energy so you can create better product and deliver better service. How to do it?
Keep in mind that you are not the only one who experiencing self-doubt or fear. Those are natural feeling of human being. Many people, entrepreneurs or not are experiencing those feelings. However, it is important to focus more on how to improve yourself to be better rather than isolating yourself thinking that you are alone.
When you feel self-doubt or fear, most of the common factor is other people say about you. Hence, you start questioning and doubting yourself. Keep in mind that every individual has their own way to navigate life. Thus, always focus on your own life and stop comparing yourself to others. Besides, you don’t really know the behind story of people you think superior or more successful than you. They might have gone through what you are going through as well.
Try to focus more on your achievement even if it is not world-shattering one. Try to remember what you have achieved in the past and how you could do it at the time. Hence, you can make another plan for your future to make another achievement worth celebration. If you focus more on your failures without trying to find the real problems and solutions, you will only sabotage yourself.
Long term targets are important for entrepreneurs. They are like a map you can use to guide you to the right path because your destination is clear. However, it can be frustrating when you realize that how long it takes to achieve them. It results in self-doubt and fear of failure. Therefore, you can also set short term goals beside the long term ones. Those can be sued to keep self-doubt at bay.
It is often said that entrepreneurs should plan everything thoroughly to avoid mistakes. However, sometimes there are inevitable things you have no control in. Making mistake doesn’t make you a failure. Instead of succumb to self-doubt, you can focus more on how to react to those mistakes so you can do better in the future.