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The Top 2 Causes of Fear of Success

Posted By: Randy GageAugust 19, 2018

So why don’t you achieve higher levels of success?  Many people think it’s because they have fear of failure.  But much more often, it's fear of success.  This comes in two tracks…

1) Negative Programming about Success 

Sometimes this fear is because they are programming with limiting beliefs.  (Money is bad, rich people are evil, it’s noble to be poor, etc.)

In cases like this, they subconsciously self-sabotage their success, so they can continue believing that because they are meek, poor or a victim – it makes them a good person.  (Or that they are going to be rewarded in an afterlife.)  So they live their life in a way that ensures they never become too successful.

2) Worthiness Issues

The other frequent cause is also rooted in fear of success.  Which is misleading, because that isn’t the true cause.  They do have fear of success.  But the reason they have fear of success is because they don’t believe they are worthy of that success.

Somewhere along the line, they bought a story.  Often it’s because a parent, teacher, coach or other influential presence in their life abused or demeaned them at a young age.  EX: They were told they were a sorry sinner by organized religion.  Someone told them they had no talent.  Their father withheld love and always made unrealistic demands on them.  Then at some point, they started believing the story.  Now they’re wounded individuals, going through life believing they don’t deserve health, happiness, or prosperity.

Whenever they get a taste of success, come up for a promotion, or things in life start really going great, they feel guilty.  They honestly don’t believe they deserve the good that is happening.  And they become anxious, fearing that someone is going to discover they are an imposter.  And just like in the first track, they probably have no idea they are subconsciously sabotaging themselves.

Either track is a tragedy.  Please.  Make sure that you don’t go down either of these paths.

You were born to be prosperous. Really.

-RG

6 comments on “The Top 2 Causes of Fear of Success”

  1. What if there were warning labels on everything you watched, read, listen to... To let you know if the content would give you low self esteem, depression, poverty, anger, hate, violence, etc?

    1. If there were such labels, that would be the end of Trump rallies, national news, and most television programs.

  2. Fear will always control anyone who believes in fear. Fear is an illusion. Fear does not exist in a mind that does not accept it as a truth, which it is not. Truth is love, and love obliterates fear. Try working it from the other direction and it will automatically disappear, because light cannot see darkness and darkness cannot exist in light. A shadow is only there until you put on the lights. No one ever got bit by a shadow of a dog. It's just an illusion.

  3. The most tragic part about this is our subconscious has been bombarded by so much bullshit from religion, media, our relatives, our friends, people in authority, etc., etc. that most of us don't even have a clue that we are sabotaging our own success.

  4. What if you were not the 1st priority in a relationship? What if you discovered you were second?
    The 1st priority would make a difference. If it was life/the planet/love/equality that would be different than being second to money.
    Security and protecting life would be different than security because of fear of loss of money.
    Then, if you were second, that also frees you up not to have to put one person first. That one person would be included in the All.
    Now you just have to find that someone with the same belief.
    And not limit yourself to sacrificing one for the all. Or all for one.

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  • 6 comments on “The Top 2 Causes of Fear of Success”

    1. What if there were warning labels on everything you watched, read, listen to... To let you know if the content would give you low self esteem, depression, poverty, anger, hate, violence, etc?

      1. If there were such labels, that would be the end of Trump rallies, national news, and most television programs.

    2. Fear will always control anyone who believes in fear. Fear is an illusion. Fear does not exist in a mind that does not accept it as a truth, which it is not. Truth is love, and love obliterates fear. Try working it from the other direction and it will automatically disappear, because light cannot see darkness and darkness cannot exist in light. A shadow is only there until you put on the lights. No one ever got bit by a shadow of a dog. It's just an illusion.

    3. The most tragic part about this is our subconscious has been bombarded by so much bullshit from religion, media, our relatives, our friends, people in authority, etc., etc. that most of us don't even have a clue that we are sabotaging our own success.

    4. What if you were not the 1st priority in a relationship? What if you discovered you were second?
      The 1st priority would make a difference. If it was life/the planet/love/equality that would be different than being second to money.
      Security and protecting life would be different than security because of fear of loss of money.
      Then, if you were second, that also frees you up not to have to put one person first. That one person would be included in the All.
      Now you just have to find that someone with the same belief.
      And not limit yourself to sacrificing one for the all. Or all for one.

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