7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You worked your tail off to start your own business. You don't want growth to plateau after you've tasted a little bit of success. To make matters worse, there's an increasing amount of uncertainty looming on the horizon, thanks to external factors like political upheaval and industry shake-ups.
A consistent finding in psychology is that people don't like uncertainty or risk. It's called Risk Aversion, and we all have it to some degree. To be fair, we are not risk averse all the time. We also enjoy risky behavior, like gambling, smoking, or playing fast and loose with food expiration dates.
Throw up your hands and give up. Then risking it all on the next big move for the company. Learn to fail faster - take lots of smaller risks instead of one big one and get feedback quickly.
Not wanting to make a decision at all because of fear of failure. Learning from failure is a valuable part of your education. If you make a couple of mistakes but outweigh those blunders with successes, you are okay.
Have you ever read a job listing that describes a search for a perfectionist? The hiring company must surely have the best intentions: It wants someone who will work hard to get the job done right. But if it truly demands perfection, unfortunately, it risks ever getting the job done at all.