The fear of success

In some inexplicable way I discovered this blog, Good Morning Manifestation, and enjoy every single post that I read. Unfortunately I can’t read every one, but every one that I read has so much to learn. Thank you, Mr ACOsberg!

In this post he writes about the fear of success and oh, I can relate with it! He writes that so many people live with the fear of success and as a result of that, they don’t become the persons they are meant to be. All of us lives in a comfort zone and it is very difficult to try a step outside that zone.

In his book, The Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson challenges us to take a step outside our comfort zone. Yes, it really isn’t easy, especially not the first step, but when you start doing this, wonderful things happen!

As ACOsberg writes in his blog post, the first thing we have to do is to admit that we have this fear. I only can talk about myself. While I still denied it, while I still lived comfortably in my comfort zone, everything stayed the same in my old, boring life, but when I admitted the hidden fear, I could address it. What really works for me, is taking small steps. One yes at a time, and the yes must be still comfortable, okay, perhaps a little uncomfortable, but still manageable. Then, when I feel ready for a next little step outside my comfort zone, the one that changed a little bit because of my previous brave step, I take a deep breath and try another tiny step outside my comfort zone. Then, the next one.

And do you know what is happening? I am developing! I develop new skills and self-confidence. I start to believe in myself which cause that I start taking bigger steps and even more bigger steps, and when I look back to years ago to where I have started, I can’t believe that I came so far.

Wilkinson warns us not to become too comfortable in the ‘new’ comfort zone, because then it is time again to try a next step again, and in the process you extend the zone in which you feel comfortable.

Do you have a fear of success? Not? If you have it, take the brave step and admit it. But, even if you don’t have that fear, try a tiny step outside your comfort zone. You’ll be surprised!

Some anonymous person said: Great things never come from comfort zones!

And I have to admit, writing in English on my blog is 3 steps outside my comfort zone. It is getting dangerous out here! 



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