Fear

Fear can hold us back. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Fear of judgement. Fear of making an investment (of time or money) that won’t reap the reward. To quote Theodore Roosevelt:

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse to have never tried to succeed.”

Now I’m not saying we should all go crazy and willy-nilly taking risks. But calculated risks can sometimes be the drive we need to succeed. When we know there are risks involved, don’t you think we’re more aware of every nuance? More keen to what will help is succeed? Able to collaborate and ask for help? Risks in business sometimes have a lot to do with money. Like quitting a job or investing in a new venture. Sometimes it is our time. Sometimes we just need to follow our gut and listen (carefully) to God’s plan for us. Logic can sometimes get in the way. Make smart decisions, but take some risks. Most successful entrepreneurs have failed multiple times before they had success. You’ll never know until you try. Is fear standing in the way? Kick it in the shins and go for it!