How to overcome your fears of success?

Did you know that many people are uncomfortable with the prospect of success? When they think of success, they get scared and start to sabotage themselves. It seems hard to believe, but it is true. Are you from one of those people? Failure may not be ideal, but it may be more comfortable than the possibility of something else. Eliminating your fear of success could be all you need to do to take your life to the next level. Here are some tips on how you can do it.

The fear of success can manifest itself in different ways. Procrastination, self-sabotage, and an inability to focus on important tasks are signs of discomfort with success. Do you suddenly feel tired when performing a task that could take your career to the next level? These are signs that your subconscious is derailing your efforts. Do you suddenly stop trying to finish tasks that you know could take you to the next level of success?

Reject negative beliefs and attributions. Attack your negative beliefs. Make a list of your negative beliefs regarding success. Ask them.

How do you know that this belief is true? How do you know that others are telling the truth?

Where did this belief originate? What does the data show?

How much is your negative belief costing you? Is it making you trust yourself less and doubt yourself more?

Success is more complex than failure. It may seem easier to deal with your life as it is than to be successful. The more successful you are, the more visible you will become. You are more exposed to criticism. You have more responsibility. You may have to live with more pressure. There may be more people blaming their own failures and struggles. This can be difficult to handle, and when you think about it, you just want to get back in a situation where people aren’t talking about you.

Remember that you will have access to more resources if you are successful. An excess of resources results in greater comfort. When you have a lot of money and influence, life becomes easier. The other thing to remember is that if your success as a result of living up to your values, it will increase your self-esteem, happiness, and well-being!

Have a vision of success that appeals to you. Are you afraid that massive success will result in a waste of free time? Build a vision of success that allows you to work on the beach for a few hours every day with your laptop. Success will not happen if your vision of success is not attractive. What is your ideal version of success? What does it take to get there? Can success help you have more time for yourself and your family, or will it make managing your time more challenging? When you make a list of things that excite you for success, your fear of success will begin to fade. Remember some of the advantages that success can bring: influence, money, social status, comfort, contribution, etc.

Use logic to motivate yourself. Enjoy the success process. Success can seem like a lot of work. If you see work as peanuts, no success will be attractive enough to motivate you. Find a way to enjoy the success process. You can choose to value what you will learn or the people you will meet along the way. The more successful you are in one aspect or dimension of your life, the easier you can apply it to all aspects or dimensions of your life.