Overcoming the fear of success? Yes, you read that right. I bet you didn’t even realize you were afraid to succeed. Most people don’t like change. If you’re dreaming big, success will bring big changes. Even with all the good you imagine success bringing, most of the time a new level of success comes with a new level of commitment. You think about these movie and music stars that find fame.They can’t even go to the store without worrying about people crowding them. Maybe that’s an extreme case but there are things you have to give up to be successful. Time is the biggest thing you have to give up. Instead of spending time watching television or playing video games, you will spend that time working on being or staying successful. Feeling the fear yet?
Don’t fear my friend, I have a simple question that will make it all easier. Ask yourself “is your success worth the things you have to give up?” I am willing to admit that I have a fear of success, but my fear of mediocrity and failure is much bigger. In the end, it’s all about giving the things in your life a value. In economics they call this opportunity cost. For everything you do, there are other things that you are not able to do.Those things that you are not doing is the opportunity cost of doing the thing that you did. Once you realize what’s important, it is easier to overcome your fears and use them to drive your determination. Deep breath. See that wasn’t too bad was it? At the end of the day, you have to choose your path. Choose correctly.
So what do you think? Are you afraid of success or is it just me? I would love to talk to you below 🙂