I've got a to-do list as long as my arm, filled with actions to take my life to the next level. So why am I not doing the things I need to do? Is fear of success holding me back?
This was not the blog post planned for this week. It’s been a trying few days and I was intending to share what I’m doing to get me through it all. However a phone call from a family member changed all of that. I suddenly realised I’m at a transition point in my life where I need to take the next steps. However, the fear of success has been holding me back.
Every time I know I need to reach towards the next level, a new sense of fear creeps in. However, it’s not the fear of failure that gets me. It’s the thought in my head saying “what are you going to do if you succeed?”
I couldn’t write down how I was feeling following the phone conversation, so decided to get comfortable being uncomfortable! So, a few months after shooting My First Video, I’m back on the sofa, sharing what I’m going through.
IS FEAR OF SUCCESS HOLDING YOU BACK?
It would be so easy for me to remain on the path I’m on right now. My cousin reminded me of how far I’ve travelled over the last few years. But she also reminded me of my unexplored potential!
That conversation ignited the simmering flame in the pit of my stomach, which I’ve been trying to suppress.
Does that resonate with you?
Are you aware of the reason you are procrastinating, finding excuses or blocking out the noise of you true calling? It’s so easy to ignore – fear will do that to you.
But you know what’s worse than fear?
The way I see it, I can either ignore my instincts and live in the familiar. Or, take action on the smallest, easiest step on my to-do list. Can you guess which option I took today?