fear of failure or fear of success?
Are you afraid of failure… or success?
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
What if you deliberately chose to take a path in life where you knew there was a good chance you would fail?
Would you steer clear of the challenge? say bring it on? start strong and then give up?
There are a lot of things that we don’t do because we are afraid of failing. That isn’t the only thing holding us back though. A lot of clients that I know are equally afraid of success. They work hard at making their dream come true, put in hours, attend all kinds of training, even invest dollars in the outcome and just about the time they are about to see results… they slow down or even quit. Why? Where does their motivation and energetic drive go?
Marianne Williamson writes: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Take just a moment and imagine it. What if your wildest dream came true? What if you spent a day at the top of your game, on the top of your world, accomplishing your goal? How would you feel? Excited? Confident? Scared to death? What emotion is driving your efforts and your future?
So often we play small. We live insignificant lives when we are capable of making a difference in the world. We don’t share our insight, our knowledge our talent. We say things like,
I don’t really have a talent.
Other people can do extraordinary things. I’m just a regular guy… or girl.
Do something like that? I can’t possibly…
What is the answer? I think the answer is to get out of our own way. I think the answer is to remember who we would be serving, who we would benefit if we achieved even half of what is possible. I’m not saying it is easy. I’m not saying it is always rewarding or even successful. But I am saying that if you benefit just one other person with your ability, talent and gifts… then you have stepped into the greatest role possible.
Instead of asking “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” ask yourself, “Why not be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
GO FOR IT! Dream Achiever Coaching has helped me give voice to my long-term dreams and begin to take the necessary steps to finally make them a reality. Lynne is very encouraging, and helps me see things in ways I may not have otherwise seen. Working with Lynne has given me a new confidence that I CAN achieve my dreams! http://www.civilitynation.com/
I have a few openings in my coaching practice for heart centered, purpose driven clients who want to embrace failure and be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous.
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