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4 Tips for Overcoming Fears and Reaching Success Don't let others hold you back.

By Ceren Cubukcu

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog

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You have come across with an opportunity of a lifetime and you have to make a decision. However, this decision is not easy and involves you to change your life completely or get out of your comfort zone or start everything from scratch. Therefore, part of you wants to go for it badly but your other part is holding you back. In this case, what should you do?

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1. Stay away from negative people.

Don't let your family, friends, coworkers or others erode your confidence by saying that you are not good enough. If they are not going to give you constructive feedback, then, don't share your ideas or plans with them. If a voice inside your head is talking to you saying you cannot do it, then, this means you are finding excuses to yourself for not starting up. Stop finding excuses! Don't forget that starting something is half of finishing it. If you don't start now, you will always regret it later. Also, even if you fail, you can always look back and say that at least you've tried it.

2. Ignore jealous people.

Usually, it is all about them and not you! People are trying to hold you back because they are afraid that you will achieve something greater than them. You will get out of the usual and ordinary that everyone is accustomed to doing. You will start something different. Therefore, don't let others drag you down. I am sure if they have been given the chance, they would do the same and change their lives completely. They are just not that strong as you are and cannot find that courage within themselves.

3. Don't fear.

Ok, everything is not going to be perfect once you start your new life. There will be ups and downs. However, you cannot hold yourself back fearing that things will not go the way they are planned. Living this way will make you miss amazing opportunities. Show a little more courage and take the first step to start your new life.

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4. Waiting for the perfect time.

There is no such thing as "perfect time." Now is the perfect time. Otherwise, your excitement will decrease over time and it will be too late. Also, you will never be 100% ready. Just start and you will improve over time. You can always complete the things that are missing along the way.

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