Would you rather try and fail or live with the regret of never trying?
When trying any new idea, you hear doubts swirling around in your head. It's up to you to silence your inner critic and re-focus your thoughts. Here are 3 ways to help:
Fact or Fiction? How much of what the negative voices are saying is actually true? Are you basing it on past experiences? Do you expect the past to repeat itself? No two situations are the same. Try focusing on a positive outcome. What you choose to focus on, usually comes to fruition.
The Cost of Investment. Mark Cuban says, "Don't follow your passion, follow your effort." Anything worth doing is going to take hard work and sacrifice. If you're not willing to put in the work, don't start. The only thing you have control over is how hard you work. If you work hard first, passion usually follows.
Learn from your Mistakes. Ask for feedback. When given, take it with an objective filter. You can't grow if you stay the same. Growth hurts, but it's worth it. When knocked down, don't play the victim. Get up, brush yourself off and move forward. Perseverance builds character.