“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
The beloved children’s classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss is really one of the best books on entrepreneurship that you can find. Why? Because it’s all about believing in yourself and what you can achieve. Believing in yourself is the most important skill you can have as an entrepreneur. No one else has your skills, your determination, your vision or your drive. You are the reason for your success.
But what if you aren’t quite sure if you have what it takes? We know that feeling. It can be daunting to bet on yourself. Fear of failure or even a fear of success can hold you back from achieving your best. To succeed you have to learn to overcome that fear each and every day.
So how can you overcome that fear? It’s in the little things, like when you choose to get to work even though you aren’t sure if you will do it right. Or when you fight back against your nervousness about approaching friends, acquaintances or strangers about your business. It could be when you sit down each and every day to learn new strategies or programs to help you succeed even though the computer and you are not friends. You may always have that little voice in your head that says ‘you can’t do it’ but you fight back against it every single time you try.
Remember you have brains in your head – you can learn what you need to succeed. You have feet in your shoes – so take one step forward every single day. You can choose which way you go and learn along the way. You’re an entrepreneur and you have places to go!