If you're afraid of success, it's probably because you're fearful of what will happen if you succeed.
You fear that if you succeed, you'll be punished by someone else. You'll lose the respect and admiration of others. You'll feel guilty for succeeding when others are suffering. You'll feel like you don't deserve good things in life.
These fears are not unfounded—they come from a place of honesty and self-awareness, which is why they're so painful to deal with. But they needn't be your constant companions anymore!
The first step is to recognize that these fears are real but aren't permanent. They aren't something that defines who you are as a person, employee, friend, or family member. They aren't even really about you at all; they're about other people—about what other people think about you, about how other people treat you when they find out about your success, about whether or not those other people will still value and respect you after they know that success has come into your life.
The second step is to recognize that these fears exist because we live in a world with a lot of inequality: some people have more than enough, while others suffer from hunger or misfortune. When you become successful, make sure you pay it forward in one way or another. Being at service is, after all, the shortcut to happiness.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!