5 Reasons Why People Have
a Fear of Success
by Kevin Hogan
Five Reasons Why People Have A Fear Of Success
Read the list. Look deep down inside yourself and analyze if
any of them sound true to you. Pay special attention to the
reasons you deny especially hard! Are you trying to prove
anything to yourself or me?
Remember, I don't know what's going on in your mind, you only
think I do!!
Sometimes things aren't what they appear to be.
Reason #1: It Will Change Me
"If I achieve that goal, I won't be who I am,
I'll change somehow ... I will lose my personality."
Very often people are afraid that if they reach their goal,
they will have to stop being who they are and start playing
someone else's role.
Underline that. Remember it. Read it again.
I was in Bulgaria in November. I had a conversation with one person who
said that a lot of people in their country tie success into corruption
and criminal activity!
You must realize that you will have to change. But it doesn't
mean that it will be some freaky change. Life is a constant motion, a
constant change. It throws down a challenge "Change or get left behind."
That's what keeps us growing, moving forward, getting rid of the
obstacles that slow us down.
Is someone asking you to turn into an evil, bloodthirsty
You can be a wonderful person, both spiritually and
materially wealthy and still be tolerated by the majority of the people
Success is often tied to all kinds of weird beliefs that have
been squished into our minds. But the fact is, that achievement
is something that is very good indeed and in all candor ... do you
want your kids to be successes ... or failures?
Then, why not yourself?
Reason #2: I Don't Deserve It
"I'm not worth it. I don't deserve to be successful."
This problem is the biggie.
First of all, you have to be honest enough with yourself to
admit that you do have a challenge with your self-worth, yes?
... and can you admit that you think you don't deserve to
be successful. Most of the time, people aren't that honest with
themselves. Self-deception is the easiest form of deception there is!
People hide the true reason behind many little, unimportant reasons,
and the feeling that "I am not worthy!" is hiding behind closed doors.
You can't treat the cause if you can't find it. But I want you
to realize that being straight with yourself is one of the most
important factors of achieving anything important in life.
There are many other reasons for Fear of Success caused by a
One of them is a lack of belief in your own ability to sustain progress,
and maintain the accomplishments you have achieved in your life.
Sometimes you think, "dang, I think I just got totally lucky ..."
Another: The belief that there are others out there who are better and
smarter than you, who will replace or displace you (and let me tell
you that you are RIGHT!) There ARE people better and smarter than
you and there always will be, but there are also millions of people
who don't hold a candle to you!
What's the third reason?
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