How to Overcome Your Fear of Success

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First you might think it is too hard even when you know deep down that you have what it takes to accomplish the task. So then why don’t you do it? Could it be that you are afraid that you just might succeed and you don’t want that because it is more comfortable to be just where you are? If you stay where you are right now there isn’t anything to lose, right? There is everything to lose by staying where you are now and the number one things is yourself. As women we are guilty of this and so often we let our dreams slip away because we are afraid. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.

  1. Write down your fear. Take a piece of paper and a pen and write everything that comes to your mind about why you can not succeed. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar just let it pour out of your mind on to the paper. Even it if sounds silly keep writing. You might write things like “I am too old to start now,”” my husband won’t approve,” “I have to care for my children,”” it can wait until later,” ” it is too difficult,”

  2. Meditate on your list of objections. Look at your list of why you can’t succeed. Take one at a time and imagine it happening right now and how you would handle it. How would you overcome that objection? For example, if you said “I have to care for my children” then how can you still work towards your dream to succeed and still care for your children? Ask yourself how will your success help you take care of your children. Continue thinking of all the ways you can overcome each objection which lead to your fear of success.

  3. Write down your solutions to your objections. Take another piece of paper and write down all of the ways you can solve the concerns or objections that you wrote on your first piece of paper. This is your list of empowerment. You are solving each objection one at a time. You have nothing to lose but plenty to gain by this exercise.

  4. Visualize yourself successful. Close your eyes and see yourself doing what it is you always wanted to do. If you wanted to open a nail spa, see yourself at the counter greeting your customers, as they come in, with a smile on your face. If you always wanted to be a successful, published writer, see yourself at a book signing and you talking with your readers.

  5. Repeat step 1-4 everyday for one hour a day. You can make the time to either get up early in the morning before everyone else or cut the TV off a little earlier before going to bed. Break the steps up by writing your lists in the early part of the day and then by the end of the day do your visualization exercise while taking a hot bath. The point is getting yourself mentally involved first and then you will take action.

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