Call it fear, call it doubt, it is basically the same thing. It strikes at the heart of every Internet marketer at one time or another; and even though the so-called gurus look savvy and confident, they still experience it from time to time.
Can I make it? Will I make it? Am I good enough? These are the questions that all Internet marketers have to deal with, and it is working with these questions and not giving up that separates the winners from the losers.
You see, anybody can make it with Internet marketing. Anybody. It is not a matter of being smarter than others or richer than others, as much as it is the willingness to persevere no matter what.
Putting the Doubt Aside
There is a time and a place for doubt, but not when you are working. When you are sitting down to do the tasks at hand, you must take your doubt and put it aside. It is not something that will help you get your work done; it is only a hindrance to real production.
If you find that it is hard to get this doubt out of your mind, you need to walk away from your computer and figure out a way to place it somewhere else. You may have to resort to some techniques to get it done, but don’t let this stop you.
You will get much more done in a smaller amount of time if you take the time to dump these harmful and malicious feelings. How can you really get anything positive accomplished when you are weighted down with negative destructive thoughts? You wont be able to, thats all.
How to Put Negative Thoughts Aside
Some people use visualization techniques to fill their mind with positive thoughts, which pushes all of the negative thoughts aside. This technique works well for many that have a hard time dealing with doubt and fear.
As you sit down at your computer to start writing, work on a website or contact a certain business partner, take a moment to visualize what you are going to be doing and how you will get it done. Concentrate on this until you have a clear mental picture of what will be done, and how good it will feel when it has been completed.
Another thing you can do is get some positive energy flowing by listening to some upbeat music, petting your dog and talking to him, or whatever it takes to uplift your mood and make you feel energized. Everyone has their own way of creating positive energy for themselves, and only you know what it takes to make you happy and motivated.
Confronting the Doubt and Fear
A lot of people try to confront the fear head on, but this method usually does not work very well. Both fear and doubt are very negative energy; and the more attention and power you give to them, the stronger they can become. Dont feed them, make them starve.
It can take a lot of time and energy to face these emotions, and in a lot of cases you may not even know where they are coming from. It is a fact of life that just ignoring them and concentrating on the positive will get you much further ahead, and in much less time. When you are filled with positive feelings, there remains no extra room for the negative.
You may find after 20 years of psychotherapy that it was Aunt Mary that told you, when you were three or four years old, that computers are stupid and that you should grow up to be a doctor. Maybe it has some influence on you now. None of that really matters. None of it.
Developing Confidence and Certainty
You will be able to develop true confidence and certainty by just putting your fear and doubt aside, and by working on your Internet marketing business. It is a very simple concept that many do not understand, and these people fall into the hole of doubt and can never get out.
If you simply do what you need to do on your business with regular consistency, you will begin to see results. It always works that way and never changes.
You may need to change things from time to time, test things, see things fail and then rise to the challenge of persevering and trying something else. When you understand that this is truly your job, then you will make it to the other side and become successful.
It is not your doubt or your fear that is stopping you; it is only you that is stopping you. You are the one that allows the fear to take control. You are the one that has the ability to stop it from taking control, by just doing your work and pushing it completely aside.