Do You Fear Success?
Fear of success is a fear that is buried deep in the human psyche but it is one that’s not very well understood. It could be said that those who are most afraid of success always seem to be the ones with the most potential.
The reason is that to be successful, we have to change and that is difficult for most people. If a change will have a big impact on our lives, we are often fearful to make the change because it will take us out of our comfort zone.
To be successful, you have to overcome your fears and start taking action. Sometimes all you need is a big nudge and you can start moving. Daring yourself to ignore your fears and move might be just the nudge that you need.
Embrace Your Fears and Go For It
It’s normal to have fears. Many of us are fearful of heights, rejection or drowning and, of course, fear of being successful, however unless you face your fears you will always be miserable and only dreaming of success.
Maybe you don’t think you deserve to be successful or maybe you’re afraid you will fail and everyone will think you’re a fraud, however you do have the power within you as long as you push yourself to take action.
That’s when it’s important to remember that it’s all right to be fearful. You just can’t let it paralyze you so that you are never able to take action. It’s best to acknowledge your fears and move on anyway.
Once you’ve faced your fears, you can take the next step and begin to plan for success. Begin with small goals and gradually dare yourself to set and achieve bigger and bigger goals.
“Life is like a roller coaster. You can either scream at every bump or you can throw your hands in the air and go for the ride.” Anonymous
Maya Angelou reminded us that the one step that has to be taken to achieve success is daring to dare.
Imagine for a moment, how would it feel and what actions would you take, if you weren’t afraid? Make a list of these actions and dare yourself to do each one until you’ve made them all happen.
You have the power you don’t know you possess and that is what you need to tap into to overcome, one by one, the obstacles that are stopping you from achieving your dreams.
If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. Read books, take classes and network with people who have been successful in your field. This will give you confidence and the knowledge you need to succeed.
Before you know it, you will be thinking of all the challenges that you have been afraid to meet and start overcoming them. And each time you overcome one it will be easier to accomplish the next one. If you start with smaller challenges you will see you are no longer afraid of success and the sky will be the limit for you.