What’s Holding You Back From Launching Your Start Up Idea?

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When it comes to launching a startup idea, a lot of people delay getting started. Though they are confident of their idea and have the passion to make it work, still many people hold back.

This is not because they are being held back by a lack of finances or poor preparation, it’s that they are being held back by themselves.

You may have spent years dreaming about launching your startup idea and have scoped out potential locations, you might also have taken business classes and researched the industry.

However, have you actually taken the plunge and launched your idea?

There is no denying that launching a startup idea takes confidence and it can be a risk, but the only thing to do is take action and get started.

Are You Holding Yourself Back?

It doesn’t matter how much faith you have in the fact that your startup idea is a good one, you may still be holding yourself back.

It’s not uncommon for people to fall into the trap of thinking “well, my company won’t work because I haven’t done anything like this before,” but this is the wrong way to think about it.

Here are some of the common ways you could be holding yourself back.

» Fear

There’s no denying that launching a new idea is daunting, as there is always the risk of something not working out and so it’s understandable that fear would play a part.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s the fear of failure or fear of success, a lot of people are affected by fear in one way or another.

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You may even be afraid of rejection or worried that people will laugh at you, perhaps you are scared about having to put yourself out there and be vulnerable with your business.

Whatever fear it is that’s making you scared, understand that it’s a rational reaction but know that working through it is always for the best.

» Telling Yourself Stories

We have all talked ourselves out of something at one point or another, it’s a natural reaction and a way to protect ourselves.

If you talk yourself out of launching by telling yourself stories, you will avoid failure and the upset of not succeeding.

However, it also means that you could find yourself stuck in limbo. You have a great startup idea, but you’re not launching it.

You have been told your startup idea will work, but you convince yourself otherwise.

If you ignore these stories and focus on the chances that you will be successful, you will likely find the confidence to launch.

Let’s face it, launching a brand new startup idea is daunting.

Regardless of who you are and how much experience you have, there is nothing easy about launching something for the first time and not knowing what to expect.

However, you can’t hold yourself back because you are scared of the unknown. Instead of talking yourself out of launching your idea, focus on making it work.