Fear is a powerful motivator. Sadly the outcome is not always a positive change from the fear. I have experienced this phenomenon more than once in my life. This fear comes from both the possibility of failing but also from the possibility of being successful. I feel like I am in some sort of crazy exclusive club, with me as the only member. I am not sure that you see other people with this problem; I guess they are out there. We talk about the fear of failing but no one talks about success fears.
Today I am going to talk about the other side of that coin. I have this great idea (well what I think is a great idea). I have been taking steps to get this idea launched in the next few months. And it scares the shit out of me that it might be truly a great idea, that could start a successful business for me some where down the road.
The thought of it being an epic fail is much less scary to me, then it taking off. Part of the problem is that I have never been successful with any of my “Great” ideas in the past, due to the fact that I never follow up on any of them. I have the idea do a little bit of ground work then just walk away from it. In my own little world if I don’t try I can’t fail or succeed, somehow this makes me “happy”. This one has to be different; I want this one to be different this time. I have gotten to the point where it is a bit like bashing my head into a wall over and over again then wondering why I have a headache. I need to change this cycle and I know it, I need this one to work out.
I have all of the skills and tools to make this idea in to a business, and whatever else I need I can learn as we go. I just have to be willing to commit to. While I know that I won’t be rolling around naked on a bed full of money, the week after this hits the net. I would like to see it be sustainable at some point. For it to be a real business not just a really expensive hobby that I have chosen to share with the world. That is what I have this blog for. So wish me luck on not screwing this up.