So many people never get to enjoy their life, their success, their excellence. Why? Because they live with an inner Gremlin that's addicted to The Doom Loop. And that Gremlin gets terrified every time you stand out and got forward in your life.
Once you've succeeded at something you know what you're doing. What was once a struggle in the learning process becomes a graceful implementation. Why graceful? Because you've become confident in your ability to deal with what life brings you.
It's never too late to bust out of that internal prison that's been holding you back. And as long as you are willing to investigate and confront what's living in your unconscious, you are truly free to design your life any way you want.
I was a straight up workaholic and a crappy delegator. I was proud of how much I worked and how little I slept. I was addicted to the stress of getting it done and pulling off the impossible, until I started questioning the greater value of all of my hard work and sacrifice.
Have you ever thought: They made a mistake and actually confused me with someone else much more qualified? Or had the feeling that even if they meant you, it will only be a matter of time before they realize you are a fraud?
Next time you find yourself wanting to criticize someone else as a way to make yourself feel better, think like an Olympian and rise above the rest. Conquering your fears isn't about making yourself look better than others; it's about making you the best you can be.
Whether amongst friends or strangers, authentically sharing your feelings creates a bond that lessens fear and isolation. Identifying with and sharing your successes and struggles with an empathetic group makes life a little sweeter. (Less scary, too!)
Success has all kinds of repercussions: higher expectations, possible jealousy from others and, the most dreaded of all, change. Failing seems like a cakewalk in comparison. But you deserve success, and the world deserves the difference you will make.
On the surface, fear of success might seem ridiculous -- what could be scary about success? But if you dig a bit below the surface, you might discover some powerfully limiting aspects of your own mindset. Let's do a little digging.