Do You Fear Of What Other’s Might Say Or Think?


Success in business or blogging or in anything in fact is built upon many elements and foundations, not just one, but many. One of the biggest obstacles in anything we pursue in life is fear itself.

Often we’ll put off doing things because of fear, not just fear of failure, but fear of what other’s might think of our ambitions, our actions and generally the decisions we make in life.

As a result of fear we tend to isolate ourselves and start living our lives in what most unambitious individuals will call ‘a dream world’.

Those who choose not to pursue their ambitions due to fear of what others might think, become lost in their own world of ‘what if’. So in either circumstance they’re not going to be better off.

Simply don’t become one of those individuals, as harsh as this might sound, sometimes the only way to become more focused on pursuing your business ambitions, is to start giving a sh*t less about what other’s are thinking or in fact saying about your ludicrous ideas.

Conquering your Fears

The first and foremost objective in your quest for success is to conquer your fears of what others think. There are several ways in which you can do this and we’ll take a look at a few of them next.

I wish I could tell you that this shouldn’t be an issue but I’ve known many friends who simply haven’t pursued their ambitions because of their fear of what their friends and families might think.

1. Talking

First of all try and talk to the people that don’t quite understand what it is you’re trying to do. You might find that more than anything they’ll actually listen and be intrigued in the things you plan to do. It’s so easy to jump to conclusions; when the fear might actually be nothing but you making assumptions as to what others might think.

When I first tried to explain to my younger brother that blogging was my next big business venture, he admittedly and understandably was a little sceptical about it. After all who makes money from blogging these days? But at the same time as explaining to him the possibilities, and sharing with him proof of what others have already achieved in blogging, I also managed to talk him into starting his own blog. So talking and educating others is the first port of call.

2. Believing…

Where’s the money? People say that seeing is believing, but until you give it your best shot you’re never going to know for sure. Believing that you can succeed is ultimately the only spark you need to work hard to prove to yourself and others around you that you can do it. And that alone is a great asset to have to eliminate any fears.

3. Proof

As I said earlier, many of us go by the motto that seeing is actually believing, and until you start making progress and earning money from your business venture then you’re not going to be able to prove much.

When I started Magnet4Marketing one of my goals was to eventually make money from it. Obviously I wasn’t going to make any immediate life changing earnings; but enough at least to pay for hosting and to line the pocket of my trousers with some residual income.

It might have taken several months of solid hard work, but last month I published my first ever blog income report.

A business idea is only an idea until you make it something worth ranting about. If you always live in fear of what others might think or say about your ideas, you’ll never make progress let alone a start.

My advice is not to hide away or work quietly at your table; but to work harder, believe more and persevere ruthlessly to proving to all those who continue to doubt you wrong, and do it loud.

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is the founder and chief editor at and the author of 101 Blog Traffic Tips. Connect with Fabrizio on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. You can find out more about Fabrizio here.


  1. I totally agree with not listening to others and focus on our goals then let them see the result themselves. Thumbs up for your positive attitude.
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    • Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

      Hey Andrew thanks for stopping by man and I’m pleased you agree with what I have said. It’s only when people start seeing results they’re suddenly intrigued. In general I’m trying to explain that other’s negativity should be used to fuel your own passion and ambitions, positive attitude all the way bro :)

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