How to Overcome The Fear of Success

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life”
comes from Bryan.

Neagle                 Code Question

Hi David,

What does it mean to have a fear of Success? Is it any different than a fear of failure? If so, what do you believe helps to move past/overcome this fear of success? My business is moving so fast and could be very successful if I were to stop hesitating. I am determined to stop getting in my own way, yet am still feeling afraid.


Neagle                                               Code Answer

Hi Bryan and thanks for the outstanding question.

First, I want to be clear. What you are dealing with is not the fear of success.

What you are struggling with is the fear of what you will need to leave behind in order to achieve success.

You hesitate 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!

Just Believe,®
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  1. Brilliant answer and insight, David! I’ve never thought of it this way before. This has been something I’ve struggled with for a really long time. Thanks for the explanation and, more importantly, providing a way to change the thought/mindset.

    • Thank you Sharon. Glad this fresh perspective had an impact on you. The struggle ends today. I appreciate the post.

  2. Oh David, I love these insights and questions! Thank God for Break Free Live and D7! This is where I get to work deeper on this. The more I step into my power and purpose, the more I see how flaky and out of integrity some people are. Things that people say they will do and don’t. Aiming too low. It’s been an exciting and challenging time as I’m stepping up x10 in my vision and that has meant having to step away from certain people however, I am making new and inspiring relationships. I said to my husband Nick on our date night tonight, “So grateful for the D7 community and Team Neagle because it raises the bar for me to be more, do more and have more and to have a high level of integrity.

    • That’s incredible Joanna, very honored to be a part of it. I try my best to provide the tools, but never forget that you are the one who was/is willing to use them. With what you have learned and will continue to learn as part of Destination Seven you now realize that the growth never stops. The best part … this is only the beginning. I so appreciate the post and can’t wait to see you at the next event!