A lot of people have great ideas, myself included. We think about them, write and plan them out, and search around for competitors. We see other people that have already implemented similar ideas and we start doubting. We talk to our friends, families, coworkers, and strangers. Some of these people are encouraging us to put words into action. But others say “hasn’t that already been done?” or “that doesn’t seem very valuable.”
The old saying goes, “Stick to your day job.”
For whatever reason, we listen to the naysayers because it reinforces our own doubt. We shelve our ideas, or start procrastinating because doubt is telling us we have other more important things to do at the moment. The moments turn into days, then weeks, months, and before long we’ve lost the initial drive we had when we were inspired at the start.
Fear doubt. Be afraid of it. If you start doubting, start thinking about the thing that scares you the most. Spiders? Imagine shoving your hand into a bucket filled with thousands of the squirming, hairy, eight-eyes things with huge fangs. Make your brain start getting the same association with Doubt that it does with whatever makes you squirm.
Lets use Fear as a tool to succeed.