Fear of success is like an undercover, secret agent. It uses clever disguises to accomplish its mission of sabotaging your success. To the unaware, untrained eye, your goals do not stand much of a chance. You wonder why you are not having the results you want.
When you unknowingly hold back, you are cheating the world. You are not giving full expression to your talents, the ones imprinted in your DNA. The world is missing out and so are you.
One of my coaching clients demonstrated how cunning the fear of success could be. Despite her abilities and opportunities, she was not accomplishing her goals. In a blazing flash of insight, she recognized that achieving her goals represented loss for her.
She discovered that if she achieved her ambitious goals, her relationships with her family, friends, and co-workers would change significantly. The people surrounding her were not succeeding at the level she envisioned for herself. Was she willing to continue operating by someone else’s definition of success?
If you suspect you are settling, not excelling, consider these guidelines to expose the clever disguises of the fear of success:
Now the rest of the story. My client realized she was not doing herself or the world any favors by limiting her success. With a new thinking pattern, she adopted simple practices to support her success and to eliminate the chaos she had created unwittingly. Please note that success habits are the supporting players, not the main attraction.
Success habits that support success thinking:
What undercover agents are at work to undermine your success? Call on your courage to outwit your success saboteurs by exposing them for what they are—fear based thoughts. Give yourself and others permission to succeed.
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