Fear of Success
Many are quick to reject a fear of success. It sounds like a crazy concept. Why should we be afraid of climbing the corporate ladder or achieving fame and fortune?
It all comes down to how we define success.
Each of us has a purpose, a calling, that beckons to us. For some, it is a loud voice, and for others, a soft whisper, safely buried under years of avoidance and excuse. To contemplate answering this call, and to succeed at doing so, is to recognize a tidal wave of trepidation and even outright panic.
Whereas, the fame and success sold to us as worthy of pursuit is quite shallow. It is the homogenized and pasteurized version of success, made safe and simple to consume. It does not exist to provide meaning, happiness or fulfillment. It is a tool society uses to maintain the status quo.