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How to Overcome Your Fear of Success!

09/09/2013 11:52 am 11:52:45 | Updated Nov 09, 2013

Fear of failure?

Get over it.

You're not scared to fail. You do it all the time, often without realizing it. If you're reading this now, you've probably had hundreds of failures in life leading up to this moment. And you're fine. You survived them. You're still breathing. They actually probably proved to not really be that big a deal and were necessary for your growth and awareness and your progression toward what you want. Every success you've had is intimately linked with your failures.

So, what you're really afraid of is your success. Eek.

If you succeed, you're going to be found out that you're a fraud. Not talented. Unworthy. A loser. Incapable. Stupid. A fake.

Actually, those are the labels you've co-opted because they're in line with the things you've been telling yourself for a long time. As long as we continue to believe these lies about ourselves, we don't have to step into our power that "success" beckons us to awaken.

We become so identified with the untruths, the stories, the lies we tell ourselves that to actually step into a new possibility for us in life -- a new success, a new opportunity, a new challenge -- is scary because we finally have to confront our left-brain drain-train thoughts.

So there's a conflict between that which we've been telling ourselves we are and that which we wish to be. That's what meeting your challenges face to face on the playing field of your life is really about.

Deciding that you've outgrown the things you continue to destructively tell yourself.

Deciding that the payoff for thinking them and identifying with them does not serve you any longer.

Deciding that real success is simply stepping into the light and discovering you are not these things and will be perfectly safe in letting them go.

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