Fear success show several of the same symptoms
The idea that someone can be afraid of success sounds odd to many people. Fear of
failure is easier for most people to comprehend, but a fear of success?
It sounds preposterous.
After all, who wouldn’t want to be more successful? Perhaps you!
Fear of success is a common obstacle to consistent and lasting success. People are
often masters of achieving 90% of a goal, only to throw it all away at the last moment.
Fear of Success Symptoms
1. Self-sabotage. Everyone has experienced that before. You’re doing well and
making great progress. Then, it seems like the wheels just fall off. You make silly
mistakes. You make poor choices. This is easy to see in others but can be
challenging to identify in yourself.
2. Changing goals. You get close to achieving success and then suddenly decide to
change your mind and do something else instead. If you keep changing
direction, you’ll never make any real progress. Choose an appealing goal and
stick with it.
3. Procrastination. A sudden lack of motivation is a common sign that you’re
afraid of success. Procrastination is a primary killer of progress.