Confidence is a blessing on the road to entrepreneurship but there can be times when you lose it and prefer staying in your comfort zone. Don’t let that feeling overpower you.
There will come one time or the other when you will start questioning your decisions. You will start questioning your own worth. You will question your talent even though results show that you have been doing well. This may be because of a rejection or a failed task. When this happen you will want to crawl back into your comfort zone. This will hurt your confidence further and ultimately hurt your business.
Break those shackles with the help of these tips:
Recall your Successful Moments and Strengths
It is easy to forget every successful moment during tough times. It is easy to forget your strengths when things seem bleak. That is why it is important to just stop for a while and remember all your accomplishments. Think of what you are good at and concentrate on your skills. Focus only the positive aspects.
Start networking and sharing your story. Let people know what you do and how you do it. Once you start doing that, you will start getting positive responses. Even one positive response is enough to boost your confidence. Don’t limit yourself to the Internet and social media. Step out and join groups. Attend meetings.
Don’t be too Harsh on Yourself
Mistakes happen. Problems come up. Hindrances will stymie your progress. You will face failure. None of these is a reason for you to be too harsh on yourself. You should learn to forgive yourself and learn from your mistakes. Negative emotions breed faster and damage your own confidence.
How do you react to praise? Do you feel embarrassed? Do you feel that whatever you do is really not that big a deal? If yes, you should stop it. You should learn to accept praise and realize that you really are worth the compliments you receive. That is bound to boost your confidence and help you come out of your comfort zone.
Comfort zone may be comfortable but it is a retardant. It will slow you down. Boost your confidence and be open to taking risks.
There is no denying that the going will definitely get tough every now and then. That does not mean you let it overpower you and hurt your confidence level. When such times come, do things that will help you remain confident and open to taking risks.