Fear of success

This blog piece started exploring how some people don’t set goals for themselves because they’re scared to fail.

Another reason why people don’t set goals and work towards them is because they’re scared of achieving them. They’re afraid to succeed.

How will my life change as a result?

What will my friends, family and colleagues think of my success?

How will they treat me differently?

Will they be jealous because I’ve succeeded in going after what I set my heart and mind to, while they haven’t tried to go after what they truly want?

What if I can’t handle the new responsibility?

What if I can’t sustain it?

What if I don’t have enough time for the people that matter?

Do you have a quiet certainty that you could achieve what you strive towards, if you were to let yourself try?

Are you holding yourself back from what you want? Is fear of the unknown keeping you safe in what you know, even if what you know isn’t what you want? In the words of Tony Robbins: “fear can keep us locked up in the prison of the comfortable and predictable.”