Fear of what!?
Everyone wants to be successful in their own way. Some seek financial success, others look for success in relationships, careers, love and other avenues. Success comes in different forms and varies depending on the person. What success means to me can mean something completely different to you, which is cool. What I find interesting is fear, the fear of success. I heard of this on occasion but did not give it much thought until now. The first thing that comes to mind is how does someone fear success? Success is a good thing right? well at least I think so.
Set a goal, work towards it and succeed, that’s the procedure, well at least to me it is. Setting a goal can be a bit of a task, but nothing a sprinkle of organization with a hint of concentration cant fix. Up next to bat is the work towards the goal which lets be honest, this is where many die out and only the strong survive. So, after taking time to set a goal, working diligently towards the goal, whats left? success of course. Now that success is obtained the question remains…now what?
You have achieved what you once believed and others might have doubted. Now that your here, here in the presence of success, what to do next? The idea of of success is only looked at from the surface and never below. If we dig deeper we might discover the responsibilities success holds. Becoming successful can be daunting to some because after reaching your goal your left with a void of what to do next. This problem needs to be addressed and solved by convincing yourself that complacency is not your friend. Adopt the idea and attitude of constant improvement without being fully satisfied. I’m not preaching to not be grateful and become a brat, but I’m saying to always be on the move to becoming better.
There is nothing in the entire world that is perfect, and that’s perfect in itself. Perfection is cool and all but what is perfect cant be changed, cause its perfect. If there was a perfect phone would Apple as a company produce more phones, would we as consumers purchase new phones? Same goes for anything in life, the perfect shoe, the perfect house, the perfect television; there will be no need to create or buy anything if all we have is perfect already. We are perfect because we are imperfect, which means there is room to improve, room to be better than we were yesterday and ultimately become the best version of ourselves. Success should be the driving force to push us all in the direction to reach a higher level, but it should never be the end of the road for us. When the goal that was set is finally met, I’m sure we can add to that goal. Plan on losing 15 pounds and actually reach your goal? now try to maintain your current weight without going back to where you began, try to lose another 5 pounds, or teach someone how you manage to lose weight so that they can lose weight for themselves. There is always room for improvement, and that’s the beauty of success, it keeps us on our toes and helps us focus, making us better as individuals and for one another
To fear success is to give life to doubt and procrastination. If success bothers you, you will hesitate to work towards it making you procrastinate which in turn can make you doubt yourself which most of the time results into nothing positive. Learn to believe in yourself, know that your success was not handed to you and that you deserve it, know that success is only a stepping stool to more success, know that your success motivates others making it their success as well. We cant fear success, we must work towards it and believe it to be something great that will help us throughout life. Big or small, success is in the eye of the beholder so don’t ever belittle your own or anyone else when it comes to success. Staying progressive as always, constant improvement through self improvement.