5 Secrets To Overcoming Your Doubts So You Can Live Your Dreams

Don’t let your fear of the unknown keep you from following your dreams.

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Are you ready for a relaunch so you can start living your dream?

If you feel the call for a big life change — be it a new city, a new career, or a new relationship — you might be tempted to ask yourself: "What if it doesn’t work out? What if I fail? What if I regret it?"

The biggest reason people avoid significant changes is that they give in to their doubts and fears.

Bestselling author and former big tech executive Kara Goldin went through a major relaunch when she and her husband founded the water brand Hint.


Today, they’re running a successful brand with a cult following. Kara has some top tips for overcoming your doubts so you, too, can follow your dreams.

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Here are 5 secrets to overcoming your doubts so you can start living your dream, according to a successful entrepreneur. 

1. Don’t get stuck.

Even if you’re happy with your current place in life, you may be stuck in the midzone. That’s when things are just the status quo.


For example, at work you could be checking all the boxes, getting the right praise, even mentoring others, but have little time for your own growth or life goals.

Aim for opportunities that allow you to branch out, learn, and grow. If you’re not, look to make a change.

2. Keep good company.

When you decide to relaunch, make sure you surround yourself with the right people. Depending on your plan, this may mean support such as an investor or perhaps an accountability partner to help you stick with it.

Also, don’t underestimate the power of networking. When you embark on a new path, there may be a learning curve for your current circle or those you’re looking to reach.


Expanding your network may help you meet your goals faster.

3. Connect the dots.

Don’t miss the opportunity to use your past to your advantage. Life is truly a series of connecting the dots and that includes using past experiences to create new ones.

When you look back at your past, you may see a pattern that led you to your current relaunch. Even the hard times — and, sometimes, in particular, hard times — help make you stronger and more resilient.

And that’s just who you need to be to follow your dreams.

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4. Believe in yourself.

It’s imperative that you buy into your dream, no matter how far-fetched. In fact, your belief in your relaunch can be the antidote for doubts that hold you back.


Chances are, there will be voices that will doubt you. Choose to fully believe in yourself, block out the noise, and move forward.

5. Try anyway.

Let’s go back to those first questions you may ask yourself — the "what ifs."

"What if it doesn’t work out? What if I fail? What if I regret it?"


What if you do? You can always pivot and relaunch again. And no matter what happens, you’ll learn more about yourself and the world around you in the process.

Don’t let doubts hold you back from your dreams. Start down the path that’s calling you today!

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Hilary DeCesare is the Founder and CEO of The ReLaunch Co. She’s appeared on ABC’s The Secret Millionaire and on major news outlets such as CBS, ABC, Fox, Huffington Post, and Yahoo, and offers several ReLaunch courses and coaching. To connect with her directly or for media requests please email hello@therelaunchco.com.