What’s behind your fear of failure

I don’t know about you, but my July so far has been deeeep. My energy and emotions are going through some major transformations and revelations. I had to face and am still facing a deep fear of mine: the fear of being really successful.

I can literally see the questing look on your face, asking: Is that a thing?! Why would anybody be scared of success? Money, fame and fortunes, right? We all want that! That’s why we pursue our dreams!

Yes, and I agree 100%!
A little secret is the fear of success may actually disguise itself as fear of failure.
Did you ever ask yourself what you are most afraid of?

  • Is it failing in your project and/or business? Usually what I see people do is blaming society, economy or some outside circumstance for their failure. They don’t see themselves as the creator of their experience. Usually these are people who do not burn hard and long enough for their dreams. Maybe it was not their dream at all.
  • Or is it actually being successful? When you follow through on your idea and business and give it your all, when you own your potential, grow into your best self and make the impact you desire. Well, if that doesn’t sound scary. You growing outside of your comfort zone into someone you may have never believed you can be. 

I ask you to dig deeper this weekDon’t listen to the first answer that comes up. I challenge you to look beyond your first impulse and sit with this thought for a moment: Am I afraid to be successful and impactful beyond measure?

I want to leave you with a quote from Marianne Williamson’s life-changing book “A Return to Love”:
(if you haven’t read it yet, you need to get it! Click here )

“It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”

Leaving you with the sweet scent of brilliance and endless potential, beloved creator!

With love