This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Amanda B.
I recently heard you say that a fear of success is not real. And yet, I think I have a fear of success. I have every opportunity to have a thriving business, but when I get close to thriving, I put the brakes on. Can you explain to me how this is NOT the fear of success, because it sure feels like it. Thanks!
First, I want to be clear. What you are dealing with is not the fear of success.
No one is afraid of success. You succeed in different areas of your life everyday.
What you are struggling with is the fear of what you believe you will need to leave behind in order to achieve success.
You put the brakes on because:
A) You’re worried about what people are going to think of you if you make a mistake
B) You’re worried about what people will think of you if you do achieve success
C) You’re worried about who you will need to leave behind if you seek your own success
D) You’re worried about what you will have to give up to accept success into your life
You see, it’s never about the fear of success, it’s about the stories you have around success.
Check in with yourself right now.
Ask yourself the following questions:
1) Who will I need to walk away from to be successful?
2) What risks will I need to take that may threaten my fear of what people may think of me?
3) What things will I need to walk away from that will no longer support my success?
4) Am I willing to do whatever it takes for my own success?
These questions will help you see how your sub-conscious mind is getting in your way of standing confident in your decision-making.
As soon as you shine the light of the truth on this, you’ll be able to see things in a whole new way!
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