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The best fear is the one that propels you forward.

Fear does not have to be an issue. It could be the answer.

Fear should not be used as a motivator.

Have you ever heard someone say something like this to you? Or read it while scrolling endlessly over social media? Fear mongering, if you can call it that, is rampant.

I’ve heard it from motivational speakers, business owners like you and me, and self-proclaimed gurus. Their overarching theme is that fear isn’t something to celebrate. It’s a notion we should reject.

I was one of the first to believe in the anti-fear philosophy. I didn’t like it when my boss used fear to encourage me, so why would I like it when I did it to myself? Yes, it’s logical, but I’m starting to believe my former bosses were on to something.

The issue I realized with living an anti-fear lifestyle was how simple it was to get complacent. I didn’t try because I didn’t want to risk failing or losing money. I tried, after all. However, I did not go above and beyond, which was required.

And I never imagined my website design firm, which I started before writing, would fail. I never worried about losing everything. But if I had, I might have been able to intervene as everything began to fall apart.

A strong lesson was imparted to me as a result of my experience.

Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

In the correct circumstances, fear can be beneficial. Fear is a powerful motivation.

And here’s how you can do it.

1. The fear of not being able to make money.

For most people, this is the second-most terrifying phobia on this list. We all have a dread of not being able to make money. It is indisputable that we require money to live, eat, drink, and pay our expenses. Those aspects don’t even cover everything your company requires to stay afloat.

How is this fear beneficial to you?

This could be the motivation you need to get out of bed in the morning. It’s all about survival, and the survival instinct will see you through even the most difficult situations. When everything is going too smoothly for us, we sometimes need a little survival test. If you will, consider this a reminder.

2. Aversion to change.

It’s natural to be afraid of the unknown. Especially when you have no control over the changes. If you’re a content creator or utilize social media, you’re well aware of how quickly things can change without warning. The algorithm, the features, and the appearance of the sites are all foreign to you. Everything can be changed without your permission. And you’re worried about what’s going to happen next.

How is this fear beneficial to you?

This community’s successful people have one thing in common. Adaptors are what they are. They embrace change and work with it rather than against it. Rather than fighting change, be someone who embraces it. Consider it a means to get more possibilities rather than having ones are taken away. It’s the “glass half full” rather than the “glass half empty” attitude.

You can weather any storm if you have this mindset in your business.

3. The fear of taking chances.

Fear is combated through the principles of risk and reward. No one wants to take chances if the payoff isn’t worth it, or if the risk isn’t feasible. But it wouldn’t be a risk unless there was some ambiguity. We attempt to avoid risk in business because we dread it.

How is this fear beneficial to you?

However, in business, you must take risks to succeed. Some are more calculated than others, but they are all risks.

This anxiety prevents you from taking foolish chances or gambling on ideas. It’s what allows you to ascend the mountain, but only with the proper safety equipment. In commercial words, this anxiety motivates you to properly examine ideas before committing.

4. Fear that no one will approve of what you’re doing.

When you first start a business, you have a lot of faith in yourself. Then, when it’s time to sell, the anxiety that no one will enjoy what you’ve created takes control.

It’s a reasonable fear, given how much of what you do depends on the consumer falling in love with what you have to offer. Not only do I love you, but I also want to keep coming back.

How is this fear beneficial to you?

99% of companies have a customer. It is uncommon for a company to have no customers at all. Use your fear to assist you in identifying your ideal consumer and tailoring your marketing to them. Allow this fear to strengthen your marketing talents and help you look through the barriers that are preventing them from purchasing.

5. Fear of having to work hard.

Some people are hesitant to start their own business since it will require more effort than they are accustomed to. It will include completing work that they are apprehensive about. However, that unease is frequently motivated by a fear of becoming something they don’t want to be: a burned-out mess.

They see other people who have mental health issues and are under a lot of stress as a result of this concept of “hard work.” They also don’t want to be victims of “too much hard work.” Cliches that serve no one, but are nonetheless feared.

How is this fear beneficial to you?

It’s all too easy to be hooked into working too much and neglecting your own needs. I’ve been there far too many times, and it’s never ended well for me or the project on which I was working.

A healthy work-life balance can be achieved with a little anxiety about working too hard. Though it won’t be ideal, and will most likely be more work-related, this fear will aid you in becoming a long-term entrepreneur rather than a short-term disaster.

Fear isn’t always the best motivation.

The overarching theme is to avoid using fear as your primary source of motivation. Doing so is laden with problems, just as relying on one source of incentive might backfire. It’s like putting all your eggs in one basket; it’s a bad idea.

However, we don’t have to be afraid of the concept of fear. It’s entrenched in us and, in many ways, unavoidable. We all have fears, regardless of what we say or do.

Why not make use of what we already have? Why can’t fear to be something that contributes to the solution rather than being part of the problem?

I believe in employing motivation that is effective for you. Avoid fear if it does not inspire you and simply serves to inhibit you.

But if a little dread provides you the motivation you need, it can’t be all terrible.

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