Overcoming Your Fear of Success: Here’s How to Stop Struggling
Overcoming your fear of success is something that many of us struggle with. I hear it from my clients all the time – so what are they so afraid of? Why are people so afraid to embrace a wonderful life, of success?
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One of the things I hear a lot, is, ‘There are going to be new challenges and I’m going to be overwhelmed with all these new things to do’.
Well, you know what, in our life, there’s always going to be challenges, because we always want to learn and grow. And because there’s challenges, why not take on the challenges … of the rich!
Challenges of the POOR
Think about it: what are the challenges of the poor?
- I don’t have enough money to balance my checkbook
- I can’t afford to go out to dinner at that nice restaurant
- I love that dress, but I can’t get it
- I haven’t had a vacation in three years
These are some of the challenges, when you don’t have money.
Challenges of the RICH
What are the challenges of the rich? Hmm…
- Where am I going to take that vacation?
- Which nice restaurant am I going to eat at tonight?
- Do I want to buy three or four of new outfits for myself in my closet?
- How much money can I give to people who need it?
- How could I make a difference?
These are the challenges of the rich!
Success is in the Journey
Even though there are new things you are going to have to learn, basically, it’s a matter of thinking the way rich people do. It’s a matter of making choices, it’s a matter of taking risks, it’s a matter of living for our life, full-on.
That is how you get to become successful.
Now, what’s the definition of a success? According to Earl Nightingale, a successful person, or a success, is somebody who has a worthy goal, and they take actionable steps to achieve that worthy goal.
So, simply by having a worthy goal, being fearless enough to dream big, setting your course of action, and taking little steps, each day, (they don’t have to be huge steps) but taking steps each day, you are a success! A success is in the journey.
What Keeps You from Success?
Now, other things that keep us from doing it, we’re afraid that we aren’t going to achieve our desired outcome. Well, you know what, the desired outcome, that’s just what we currently think we want to do.
The Universe always gives us exactly what we need.
The outcome that’s going to best serve us, is going to be the outcome that comes, when we take actionable steps. So, again, we’re succeeding just in the journey, in the journey we grow. That’s where the good stuff is, in the here and now.
Today’s step, that’s where the magic happens.
Tomorrow, that step will be where the action happens, and all the magic happens, when we take our action.
So, what are the other things that keep us from actually wanting to be a success, keep us locked in the mindset?
Limiting Beliefs and Your Own Self-Talk
People have told us, ‘you can’t do that’, ‘you can’t succeed’, all these things that people tell us. They’re just not true.
We can succeed, we have to believe in ourselves, we can succeed, we can accomplish great things, when we use the power of ‘what if’ to decide what we want, and then, invest our passion, invest our soul, going after it, because again, no matter how, the outcome turns out to be, no matter, we might say, ‘this is the outcome we want’, and get a completely different outcome, but the success is in the doing it, and it’s the journey that makes it worthwhile.
And that’s where the good stuff happens.
The Magic of Today – the Magic of Now
In NLP, one of the tricks and techniques that we use, when we want to create a successful future, is we go ahead, we imagine that date and time, put it on our calender, we go there, and we imagine a successful outcome.
Now, it might be giving a speech and you want to get a certain outcome, you want to convince people to contribute to your charitable donation.
We first imagine that happening. We imagine ourself, we’re up on stage, we give our message, people receive it well, the donations come pouring in, we see all the great things that happen because of this, to that charity, and we think about that, and we kind of work backwards, and we say, yes, these are the steps I’m gonna take to achieve that, and we imagine it already, and we claim that victory, and we claim that success.
And in doing so, we can bring that success to us.
We’re programming our mind, we’re getting in the mindset, of success, and from the mindset of success. We can have even more success.
Overcoming Your Fear of Success Can be Done
Tricks and techniques can be had, we just think about it. You’re just trading in some poor, some poor situations, for the ones you’ve got now.
There’s nothing to be afraid of. You can do it.
I believe in you, and you can believe in yourself too, so let’s overcome that fear, of success, and step into our greatness. And I’m here to help you.
You can join me with my Overcome Your Fears series, ‘Clear Your Fear’ is the name of the series, and you can join me either in that six-week program, or check out some of the videos and things I have online.
But clear that fear! Step into your greatness! You can do it.
And I’ll be here to cheer you on and support you, every step of the way.
Thank you for joining me for another great episode of ‘Overcoming Your Fears’, or ‘Clear Your Fear’.
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
p.s. Did you get your free Empowerment Meditations yet? I want you to have them as my gift to you.
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