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You worry about problems whether they are in your control or not. This constant worrying and stress is bound to affect your work and the atmosphere in your office. Sometimes entrepreneurs worry so much they start seeing problems where none existed. These are nothing but phantoms of problems and fighting phantoms is an exercise in futility that most entrepreneurs knowingly or unknowingly end up doing.
The existence of a problem
Does the problem exist? This should be your first question before you start fretting over it. What evidence do you have on hand to prove that there is a problem? The social media audience for your company might not be growing at a desirable rate. You can either stress about it or try to find it if there is an actual problem or if that is the general pace at which a social media audience for a company of your niche grows.
If there is a problem, a little investigation will reveal the reality and it will make it easier for you to find a problem.
Wasting energy and time
What you might fail to realize is that as an entrepreneur you deal with a million things every single day. Do you have the extra time and energy to waste on a phantom problem that might be purely in your head?
Let us answer this question for you, no. As an entrepreneur you have to stay positive and focus on making your business successful. You will have to take risks or wait for funding or let the consumer’s feedback come in to measure the success of your product. In the middle of all of this, there is absolutely no time for you to waste on problems that do not exist.
Learn to let go
Some things are beyond your control. For example, once your product or service is out on the market, the response of the consumers is not under your control. Let go of the things you cannot control and focus on the things you can.
What your competitors think about your product is not in your control. Instead of worrying about that, focus instead on making your product so good that it will speak for itself. Once you let go, you will free up so much space in your head for more important things.
Real problems take time, energy and sometimes even money to solve. Amidst this, phantom problems have no space in your life. You must make a conscious decision to stop worrying about what is not under your control and make it a habit. The sooner you make that decision, the sooner you will stop worrying about pointless problems and focus on the important things in your life and business.