Few people would list “fear” as their primary motivating factor for wanting to start a home-based business on their own. However a lot of people would list “security” as a reason wouldn’t they? After all, there’s an ever declining level of job security and job stability in the job market nowadays. And one way to overcome this problem is to start (and succeed in) your own business.
But, according to T. Harv Eker, security is the other side of insecurity, which is a type of fear. In other words, the two motivators are closely related. Fear is a normal emotion, but I don’t think it is a healthy motivator. The reason I say this is: How far can you go when you’re motivated by fear? Probably only as far as it takes to reach a point of safety or lack of fear – a safe harbor. So why not make sure you’re motivated by factors like the desire to do what you love to do, the joys of success, and the challenges of opportunity? Then how far can you go?