Why do we Fear being SUCCESSFUL?
It seems as though we only focus on the fear of failing. The fear of venturing into the area of unknown, everything that comes along with it, but I don’t want to talk about failing today.
Focal point: Success
In order to be successful we have to take risks, right? I’ll be the first to admit that a spirit of perfectionism can creep in and cause a lack of confidence when I’m in the editing process for work. I’ve taken my fair share of risks from moving out of state for the first time with $100 for graduate school to relocating to a place for employment. Not once did I think about the fear of being successful until last month.
We can celebrate everyone else’s wins but afraid of having our own. Trust me, it’s a thing. We can share, tag, like, and even put in a good word for others, but frightened by what would happen if that same blessing happened to us.
A mundane mindset will eventually occur because we were too scared of what comes with the level of success that will follow.
I had to think about the feeling I had completing my final paper for graduate school, or the final edit for the first book in the Adventures of Alleykats series was frustrating but I KNEW what was on the other side. Completion.
Reach out to that person that you believe could honestly answer the question: Is the feeling of success overwhelming, and how did you handle the “level up” phase?
I challenge you to find new outlets for your road to success this week. Stop complaining about your current situation if you aren’t willing to do anything to change the outcome of your future.
We got this! All faith, no fear.