The Art of Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Hesitation and Going for It

One word: hesitation.

How many times have you hesitated in your life? You’ve probably hesitated on tests, at work, refused to try new things.

Hesitation is an idea killer. There are so many bright entrepreneurs out there, but they often never start because they are too hesitant to get going.

Stop overthinking and go for it.

Fear can be overcome. There is something very natural about the way we interpret fear and let is control us. We let fear dictate our choices even in the safest situations.

If you live in a major city, you’ve probably ridden the subway. Have you ever thought about what would happen if you slipped on the platform and fell on the tracks? That’s fear.

Look, the chances of that happening are low, yet our brains are fixated on it.

Hesitation Kills Ideas

There never the “perfect time” when it comes to starting your own business.

I have a friend who has been telling me for nearly a decade that they are going to start their own design firm.

Over the years, these are the reasons why he hasn’t started his own company:

  • Marriage
  • New car
  • Family

The reality is, you will always have problems in your life and there never will be that perfect moment to go for it.

Here’s the deal…

The best ideas are nothing without execution. Some great ideas have failed over the years because of improper execution.

If you want to make it in the world of business, you have to go for it.

The tale of A Nerd’s World

When I started A Nerd’s World, everyone I knew called me crazy. They told me I was making a big mistake, that I would go bankrupt, and that I would never find success.

I turned them all out and I went for it.

It all started one day when I drove by the 986 Bathurst St. location. I saw the building and it instantly clicked. I contacted the landlord that day and checked the place out.

And that was it, I was sold

Rather than dwell on it and hesitate, I went for it. I immediately signed the lease and pushed forward with my plan. And look, I wasn’t in the best position then. I didn’t have a lot of money and I even thought I could renovate the store for $10,000.

Well, $50,000 later, the renovation was done, but I never regretted it.

Do you want to know why?

Because I knew that it wasn’t the end. Whether I failed or succeeded, it didn’t matter. I was happy just knowing I went for it.

Hear me out. Life will always throw challenges at you, but if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to go for it.

You have to go all in.

Tomorrow is always another day. Yet, you’ll never know what could have been if you never start at all.

So, I say go for it. It won’t be easy, but if you work hard enough, you can at least know that you tried.

That alone is the most valuable life experience ever.




Chris A. Hughes