There is one fear that runs deep and few know of their existence. This unusual fear causes you to procrastinate, to forget about your dreams and kicks you down each time you try something new. It’s usually hidden behind another kind of fear, fear of failure. To overcome fear you need to understand it first. Join me in this secret quest to unmask it.
Hidden behind fear of failure
You have heard it a lot of times, and perhaps you have seen it a few: People is afraid of failing. Fear of failure is that irrational fear that paralyzes you. It doesn’t matter if you are the best in your field, if you can’t overcome fear and allow yourself to risk, you can’t do anything. This is a very serious thing.
Fortunately, if you are here, you are already in the path to overcome fear of failure. You probably know that you need to sit with yourself and understand that failure is not that bad. Even when success is better, failure allows you to understand what’s the problem and be able to take steps towards the answer.
One of the best ways to overcome fear of failure is to simply forgive yourself each time that you fail and realize that you are one step closer to success. It’s simple process once you make a habit out of it. The problem is that perhaps the enemy is already deep within you and you have never noticed.
You may have a spy within you
Relax there is no need to practice any weird surgery. The spy I’m talking about is another kind of fear that may be lurking inside you. This one is a bit more dangerous and I even dare to claim it’s more clever. For me it came to light when there was no way I could keep failing at what I wanted to do. But I still did. I was afraid of succeeding.
Fear of success is far more dangerous that fear of failure. The former is an extraordinary form of sabotage, it doesn’t matter how good you are at anything, you will always fail because you are the one calling the wrong shots. The later just paralyses you and won’t let you act, but by taking one action you are already fighting it.
It’s time to destroy the spy within you. Let’s fight back.
Time to wake up
To overcome fear of success you need to be smarter than what you believe you are. here is one little boost of power courtesy of a great movie, although with a very strong topic:
“Your fight for survival starts right now. You don’t want to be judged? You won’t be. You don’t think you are strong enough? You are. You are afraid. Don’t be. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!” -Madame Gorski, Sucker Punch, 2011
Let’s forget the movie for a little bit and focus on the words by Madame Gorski. She is talking about the wake up call, the same that you are feeling right now or that you have felt in the past. That call is the one that scream inside you to take action and start walking towards your dreams. It is so loud that you need to start somewhere. So let’s get you ready for the most exciting fight of your life.
The 3 secret weapons you need
You are about to fight one of the strongest fears in the world. And you will overcome fear one battle at a time. But you must not go unprepared, let me give you 3 weapons that you will need in this quest for success, and let’s be thankful to Madame Gorski, she spoke of them in her quote.
- Your fight for survival starts right now. Beside the inner naysayer, there is another voice, one that is far more powerful and pure. It calls you to act, and build something awesome with your life. Take a minute right now to listen to it. The action it wants you to take is different from mine, but we can use simple words for it: Your dream. This is the fuel you will need for your journey, as long as you keep this sense of purpose, you can’t be stopped.
- You don’t want to be judged? You won’t be. Realize one simple truth, those that judge you are able to hurt you because you allow them. Just as you have fought your inner naysayer before, it’s time to fight those outside. You don’t need to be disrespectful, but all those that are saying that you can’t do anything are the ones that lose the battle against fear. Remain strong, their opinions are not the end it all. You can take what you need from them and reject the naysayer part. Don’t fall for their tricks only you can judge yourself.
- You don’t think you are strong enough? You are. You are far stronger and smarter than you think you are. You just haven’t allowed yourself to shine. Our society loves to place standards and push down those that want to rise above them. But you will succeed where others have failed, because inside you there is a sense of purpose, you are a powerful warrior on a mission. The strength inside you is born from a deep wish to do your best and improve this world.
To overcome fear of success, you need to use these weapons to their full potential. Remember them, you are fighting for your life and that of your dreams. You can’t be hurt by the words of others, only you have the power to judge yourself. You have a sense of purpose, you are a warrior that will succeed.
Rise a proud warrior and overcome fear
You are a proud warrior now, you have all the weapons you need to overcome fear. And you will succeed. It’s time for me to share with you another side of the quote. This one is full of questions but you will read it out loud, you will send a message to every little fear you have. Read it out loud to overcome fear right now:
“And finally, this question…The mystery of whose story it will be…Of who draws the curtain. Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad, lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible? Who is it…that tells all these things?
Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we’ll never die? Who teaches us what’s real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we’ll die to defend? Who chains us and who holds the key that can set us free? It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!” -Seet Pea, Sucker Punch, 2011.
Now, you are a great warrior, fear has no room in your life. Help me spread this message across the world and free those that are afraid. Share this post with all your loved ones, help them stand tall and overcome fear once and for all.