Most of us live our lives waiting for the right time, the right conditions, and planets to align to make the changes we need to live the life we dream. Most of these potential setbacks holding us back are mainly the creation of our minds and just an extension of our fears. This is exactly why some companies are bold enough to go through these fears and are successful in finding a different niche to place their newly-created products. This is the case of Seventh, the wooden watches company. They manufacture handcrafted luxurious timepieces out of precious wood and because of the boldness to start; they are already harvesting great reviews and the praising of peers and customers. Read on why beating your fears and starting is half the match won.
This is an absolute truth regardless of what you do. Most people fear of what might happen. This fear of what might happen is the fear that comes before the action and hence, a fear that holds you back. When you fear a negative outcome so much that makes you not even try to go for a good result, you will more likely lose your chance or never try it at all. Because of these common fears, most people don´t go after what they dream of, they never start. Seventh, the wooden watches company created the GENESIS to give the users the freedom to start. Let´s take a look at some of the most common fears.
Fear of failure is very common and has to do with the consequences of failing and not with the evidence of it actually happening. To say this is to say that it is not a fear founded on actual proof of things that can go wrong, but on a mountain of endless “what-ifs” that are on the negative side. The same way, the “what-ifs” on the positive side are not taken into consideration by people who fear failure this way.
For example, the negative what-ifs have to do with not being enough to be at the height of what is demanded of us. Those negative what-ifs will have the shape of “what if words don´t come out of my mouth” or “what if I’m not good enough?” Well, to be a winner, you must win and to win you must compete. Wearing the Seventh GENESIS might be a great reminder not to be fearful and trust your own skills.
This is another huge fear and is especially strong as we go through our teenage years. That desire for fitting in is what moves many relationships and also what stops many creative impulses and endeavors from completion. It is very common that teenagers are fearful of what might happen if they are different from the rest. That exact same fear might appear again as we approach adulthood and takes us as hostages not allowing us to grow or change just because others might disapprove of our new direction. Nobody is safe from this happening that is why it takes a lot of courage to begin a different journey.
For example, if you are after a dream, an endeavor that means a lot to you and don´t have the approval of peers, friends and family, do you still take the path you want to? Wearing your Seventh GENESIS on your left wrist can help you feel that boldness in the moments you need it the most. After all, there is absolute certainty of failure in not attempting.
Finally, this is the most strange and common fear at the same time. The thing with fear of accomplishment is that we don´t want to make it clear to others that we feel it. It is a sensation that is very close to vertigo and comes when things do happen the right way and we are on the verge of accomplishing our dreams and goals. This fear of accomplishment might be accompanied by some horrible actions like self-sabotage and under-performance. It happens at all levels, it is a behavior that can be found in elite athletes, entrepreneurs, artists and business people alike.
For example, a very common case is Olympic athletes or football players that have an amazing performance in practice where there is nothing to lose but fail to reproduce it when they are faced with the real challenges. Also, some artists are great at creating in their solitude, but can´t face an audience that is judgmental with them.
Getting started demands only that, to get on your feet and start walking the path that unites you with your dreams or desires. It is important not to procrastinate, not to wait until all planets are aligned. That is the phrase that sums up the formula to break all fears: get started.
Once you start walking down the path of action, you will start working for the planets alignment and to get better at your craft. Is it likely that you will fail and lose? Of course it is, it happens to everybody, but once you get started it is the challenge of overcoming those failures that get you going and searching for more. Don´t wait until the world gives you a green light to get started, or you might regret it for the rest of your life. Remember this: what you regret the most is not what you do, but what you didn´t do.
Having the freedom to start what you want to start in order to get to where you want to get is a matter of boldness, courage and a strong decision. All planets will never align and nothing will ever be perfect; start where you are, start with what you have. Wear a Seventh GENESIS all the path to remind you of that boldness on a daily basis.