Friday, May 22, 2009

Getting Rid of the Fear of Success

"It is often when our futures look brightest that our resolve crumbles and we veer off course." From the Daily Om, "Boldly Growing Into Your Own Fear of the Future"

So what do we do about this? The Daily Om advises: Replaces negative thoughts with encouraging facts. "Tell yourself that the inevitability of your success is based not on luck or a universal mistake but on your already established talents, drive, imagination, and inner strength. Each time you overcome your fear of the future, you chip away at its very foundations. Eventually, you will clear a gap through which you can gaze upon the future with unhindered optimism."

I've never felt I had any fear of success. But I know that I can get agitated when more than one suitor, personal or professional, is competing for my attention. I also think that this kind of fear hides in the basement and sends obstacles up to the first floor. So I do think it's important to pay attention to whether such a fear might be getting in the way.

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Anonymous said...

Being angry usually signifies fear of some sort for me. Actually, it is quite a great energy diversion from facing the core of fear.

Debra W said...

Interesting perspective, Peggy. I sometimes wonder what fears are lurking in the basement of my soul, preventing me from doing things that I should be out there doing. What kinds of things do we use to mask the face of fear?

Peggy Payne said...

I know I use anger, Debbie. Will do a little research on this. Good question.

Debra W said...

Let me know what you come up with!