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- Apr 19, 2015
Would you mind posting/DMing me a link to your publications? I'ld be interested to read through themyea i've gotten into this nonsense argument too many times on this forum
i'm a professional research scientist.. i'm honestly not interested in having this debate with laypeople or those without a strong background in biology or neuroscience (phd or better)
take the advice or leave it
Great post!I think first you need to figure out what is holding you back.
- Is it procrastination or self sabotage as you fear another failure?
- Is it simply because you are firmly entrenched in your comfort zone and just can't get past it as you don't have an idea worthy enough to entertain the effort required?
- Is it that you simply don't want it badly enough?
- Is it entirely something else?
Feelings of frustration is often due to procrastination. That procrastination can be brought on by a strong fear of failure.
We talked quite a bit about fear of failure and about taking small daily steps here
I'm a big advocate of small steps if you can't find it in you to immerse yourself in a project as small steps slowly creates momentum. And it does work.
@Primeperiwinkle has gone from frustration, to small steps to strong focused daily action in a very short space of time. And the longer she continues in that vein, the more progress she makes. Progress she can visibly measure. The longer she maintains that momentum the stronger the habit she will build and the harder it will be to knock her off course. She is building up steam and soon will be a runaway train if she can maintain it.
I went through a bout of analysis paralysis about 4 years ago. It seems that you've created a blueprint for yourself with half-hearted attempts leading to failure. That continual failure loop leads to the fear of failure itself which can block any forward motion.
Failing from one idea to the next is discussed here:
A thought struck me whilst coming back from a walk in the forest this morning. I was thinking on how potential success can be derailed for an article I am writing when, all of a sudden, I remembered a thread that I had contributed to, and had this thought that new entrepreneurs might...www.thefastlaneforum.com
So I think you need a win under your belt so you can break that cycle. Just pick an easy business model. Something you know you can win. That way it will reduce the feelings of anguish and quieten your amygdala from cries out "don't do it, we don't want to fail again!"
Just find a local need and help those around you. Ignore CENTS, you are not looking for the perfect business model, you are just looking to build back some confidence. You can then use that as a stepping stone to heal the hidden fears within and get back on the road to success.
Have a look at @PizzaOnTheRoof's Favouite Gem (below) in the first post of his thread here:
My favorite gems:
Now you have already created a profitable Ecom business, even though it might have had its foundations built on sand. You have the skills. You just need the confidence to start something new and see it through.
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