Fear of Sucess


There is a New Yorker cartoon that goes something like this: A perplexed person stands before two doors. One door says HEAVEN.The other says BOOKS ABOUT HEAVEN.

The funny thing about this is that a lot of us feel the pull to pick BOOKS ABOUT HEAVEN. Some strange force makes us want to back off, just for now, and choose instead heavens pale reflection. Fear of Success is the essence of resistance.

The key is understanding that this fear is inside us all. The more often we overcome this fear, the easer it will be to do so over and over again. The good thing is that the great idea, or the inspiration comes first! Then the fear sets in. Recognize the fear as a compass pointing you in the direction you need to go. Battle the fear and do the work!

This idea was in a book called DO THE WORK! – Overcome resistance and get out of your own way BY STEVEN PRESS-FIELD. I highly recommend it.


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