It’s my 3rd Annual Face Your Fear Week! Today we’re talking about the fear of success.
Sometimes it’s scary to be successful—even if you’re aiming for something you’ve always wanted!
You might be fearful of making more money than your spouse, so you don’t apply for that high-paying job you’d be perfect for.
You might be afraid of alienating your overweight loved ones, so you avoid starting a diet and exercise plan.
I’ve found it’s easier to admit your fears to others when it’s something that most people can relate to.
But who in their right mind is scared of success?
Of course we fear creepy strangers, being out of the loop, looking foolish, and man-eating grizzlies. Those things fall under what I like to call “acceptable fears.”
Not many people admit fearing success because isn’t that what we’re all looking for?
When I think about what my life would be like if I succeeded in all my endeavors, my heart starts beating fast. True, some of that is excitement, but some of it is fear too.
Have you ever had a big goal that you couldn’t reach no matter what you did? A subconscious fear of success might have been working against you.
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