Success is a funny thing; if I asked you “do you want to be successful?” you would probably answer “yes”. Who wouldn’t want to be successful? But allow me to come at this question in a different way. Instead of asking you the question “do you want to be successful?” What if I just presented you with an opportunity to be successful and all you needed to do was work hard to make the opportunity a success. Would you?
It’s a viable opportunity; it seems like a slam dunk. I work hard and I am rewarded. But is it really that simple? My answer would be yes… it can be. The reason I say “…it can be” is because; first there are always unknown variables in any situation that can influence and change the outcome. But secondly and more to my speaking point, there are some of us out there that are for lack of a better term afraid or have a phobia of success.
It may not manifest itself as a fear of success. It may manifest itself as the fear of failure or something similar. To me, the fear of success and the fear of failure are one in the same. If you fear success you never really try hard enough to be successful. If you fear failure you make excuses not to invest more because you think you will fail, or sometimes you don’t invest at all.
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