Sylvie asked me earlier this week to talk about
“Overcoming the fear of success”
It’s something I never really understood at first but it’s important for you to understand it or else you’ll never be successful when it hits you
Let’s first talk about the 2 fears…
—– Lesson of the Day —–
Overcoming Your Fear of Success
There are 2 types of Fears
1 ) Fear of Failure
Everyone knows about this one.
This is when you’re scared of failure such as rejection, not doing well, etc. and this prevents you from taking action
The best way to overcome this fear is to visualize success and then just do it immediately before fear talks you out of it
2 ) Fear of Success
When I first heard this term I didn’t understand what it was.
I asked myself
Why would someone be scared to be successful?
You fear that you won’t live up to expectations because of your lack of experience in a situation so you rather stay where you’re at instead of making an effort to be successful.
I finally understood this when I stepped outside my comfort zone for the first time.
I was driving to recruit a big time leader and then I found myself not wanting to go meet this person.
I started to say things like…
What if he actually joins and then how would I train him?
I never trained someone smarter than me so how will I be able to do it?
How would I support and lead his team?
I have a busy schedule and I won’t be able to support him!
I may have to do 3 way calls for him and I never even did one myself?!!
If he does really well and I rank advance, I’ll have to share on the larger team call and I wouldn’t know what to say!
I may even have to accept an award on stage and that would make me too nervous!!
I may even have to give a training at our company event and that would be too scary for me. I can’t speak in public.
I have to accept an award and I may not even be able to go because of my schedule
People may want to take pictures with me and I hate taking pictures!
etc., etc., etc.
All this negative self talk and questions prevents you from taking any action to succeed.
3 ) Overcoming the Fear of Success
— 1) Visualize Success
The way to overcome your fear of success is to visualize yourself doing well!
Things always happen twice
First in the mind and then in reality
If you think about not living up to expectations, then that’s what you’re going to get!
Thinking positive is the only chance you’ve got!
Here’s a helpful video on the first thing you must do when you have fear
— 2) Give Reasons Why You Can Do It
Give yourself reasons why you can do it.
If you have learned something new before, then you can do it again
List out 10 reasons why you can do it.
— 3) False Expectations
Understand that most of those fears and imaginary situations are all fantasy
Here’s a great acronym for F.E.A.R.
F – False
E – Expectations
A – Appearing
R – Real
All those fears you have are just FAKE IMAGINATION!
The fact is NO ONE really knows what exactly will happen and what to do
Successful leaders know that visualizing success gives them the confidence and helps them overcome their fears
—– Consistency Pep Talk —–
What’s Your Focus
Are you mentally focused on the activities that’ll get you closer to your goals?
What gets your attention will get your time,
what gets your time will get your money.
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