There's a reason you're not able to think outside of your office cubicle and your monotonous work life. It is okay to feel comfortable in your life if you don't have a dream that can change your life. It is not easy to step out of your comfort zone and pursue something new without giving it much time and energy and that is the fear. The fear of risking everything for something that might not work out. But imagine, what if it actually works out. What then?
If it doesn't work out, you will find a new job but if you don't try and fail and try again till you succeed, you will regret and that is the worst thing you can do to yourself. We understand your fears and here is how you can get over all your fears in order to pursue your dreams for real.
1. Take baby steps, not leaps of faith
'Leaps of faith' sounds great in most scenarios in life but not this one certainly. Till you watch yourself fail in the act, you won't be able to see the flip side of it. That is why, take tiny steps towards realizing your goals because that is the only way of achieving them.
2. Pay cheques are overrated
It has been suggested by psychologists that most our phobias are not as serious as we imagine them to be. So what are you dreading? You don't need a steady income to take care of your bills, you just need a plan to get them covered to follow your dreams, your passion.
3. Don't let others' failures take you down
When following your dream like starting your own business, you concentrate more on others failures and if and how they got over it. Think of it like this once - your idea is way different and may be, way more powerful than their concept. You know why? Because you prepared yourself and your mind to do this.
4. Never take your pay cheque for granted
Sacrificing your pay cheque is as good as not eating food for ten straight days voluntarily. You should never sacrifice your pay because it will be the most irresponsible thing in the world for someone who wants to achieve his/her dreams in life. Use your pay to climb up the ladder.
5. Stop dreaming, start doing
If you have a dream business in mind and you know how to approach it, stop daydreaming and go for it. Leave your 'steady job' and take the risk because by the end of it, it'll all be worth it. It doesn't matter if the business idea works or not but if you don't try building it, that'll be a bigger damage in your life. You shouldn't live with regrets because you can't.
-Chief Administrative Officer.