Sometimes you just need to be confident and get on with it!
Are you the sort of person who tends to think about things for weeks, months or years before you actually do them? In fact, do you sometimes think about things so much and for so long that you end up not doing them at all? Perhaps you would quite like to start your own business for example but the more and more you think about it, the more you let all of the potential uncertainties of self-employment scare you off from a great idea.
Now as a person, I’m all for being prepared and I wouldn’t really feel comfortable starting up a business without doing some serious homework first to give it the best possible chance of success. That being said, there are some aspects of business that can only be learnt through experience. You can’t know EVERYTHING before you get started. Running a business for the first time is a big learning experience and even seasoned entrepreneurs still make big errors from time to time even though they might have been in business for years.
There are so many different quotes and clichés which can inspire you here, a couple of which we’ve included in the images of this post but others that I like are ‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step’ and ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. Sometimes you just have to have a little confidence in your own ability and take that first step, or even a leap.
It’s also good to be realistic about how much effort you are going to need to put into your venture to turn it into a success. Very rarely does a business take off with very little effort. It does happen occasionally, but it’s rare. If you get 6 months into your venture and you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall then don’t give up. If you truly believe in your business then be prepared to put in the consistent effort for a long enough period of time to allow it to grow.
So while it is important to gain as much knowledge as you can of a sector before ploughing into a business, it is equally as important to not let a lack of knowledge or experience hold you back from starting a business that could potentially be great. There will always be something new for you to learn, the road will be bumpy and there will be surprises along the way. If you fail to take a first step though, you might find that life leaves you holding onto a lot of regrets.
Are you holding back from embarking upon something which you think might be great?