Overcome Your Fear of Success
Did you know that some people are actually afraid of success? That may seem absurd or even impossible at first. However, the fact is that many of us struggle to achieve the things we desire because of our subconscious fears.
Consciously, you plan and work and strive to succeed in the areas which are important to you, however, for whatever reason, your hard work and success is thwarted.
The question I used to ask myself was “Why is this the fate of so many people?”
In many cases, it’s because past experiences in your life have subconsciously made you afraid of success. You can be afraid of achieving the dreams, desires and goals that you have on a personal or professional level.
Think back to the environment you grew up in. How was it?
Maybe in the environment you grew up in you were repeatedly and silently being told every day that “people like us” never get ahead.
And if you grew up in a loving and positive environment, but your parents and your family scraped to get by, your brain could have become hard-wired to believe that financial success is bound to create a loveless and unhappy life for you.
Overcoming Negative Subconscious Success Beliefs
It can be very difficult to overcome years of negative subconscious success beliefs, however that’s exactly what’s required if you want to achieve success in any area of your personal or professional life.
The powerfully positive news I have for you is that once you actually and fully believe you deserve success in any aspect of your life, your achievement of that success usually comes rather quickly.
“I have not failed…”
Thomas Alva Edison is known as one of the greatest inventors in history. He once said that, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
If you want to increase your chances of success in life the one simple thing you can do is consistently tell yourself that you deserve success.
In life, as you push the boundaries and start on new things there are times you’ll fail. You’ll encounter speed bumps and challenges that’ll arise between you and whatever level of success you desire. When this happens, what you need to do is pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start again.
The ability to do this is what’s going to separate you from others who may be trying the same thing but end up as failures because they gave in to their fears or gave up when they encountered inevitable challenges.
Follow the Lessons of Other Successful People
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to being successful in life. You can learn from the mistakes and successes of other people who have gone before you.
Affirmations and Mantras
First, make it a habit of practicing daily affirmations of success. You’re going to be telling yourself that you are worthy of success. When you tell yourself this you need to also believe it or it’s a waste of your time. Tell yourself out loud that you are not afraid of failure, or the rewards that success brings.
Write these mantras on a small card and keep it in your wallet or purse where you can constantly review it throughout your day. It’s possible to reprogram your brain with positive repetitious statements concerning your success beliefs, and daily affirmations help.
It is very natural to fear the unknown, however that doesn’t make it right. In many cases, success in things we’ve never done before is certainly unknown territory to many of us.
Just remember that with a relentless tenacity and true self-belief that you deserve the successful achievement of your goals, you can and will learn to embrace success rather than fear it.