7 Fears All Successful People Must Overcome
If you want to achieve success in life, you must have to overcome your biggest fears.
Some of the fears hold us back more than others. The unpleasant ones are like straight-jackets that prevents our abilities, making our dreams and life an impossibility. To be successful in your life, you need to confront them head-on.
Below are seven common fears that you must have to overcome to be truly successful.
Fear of criticism
Most people are afraid to live their life for fear of what others may think and say about them. Suddenly, I received a letter from a college student. “My guardian desired to complete my master’s degree, but I can start my business,” he wrote. “They would think I’m crazy if I dropped out now. What should I do?”
This is a common problem for most people. But making decisions based on what people think — even your closest friends and family — will enervate you for the rest of your life. Instead of thinking about what these some people would say if you did achieve success. To this college student, my recommendation is to think about what your parents would say if your business did succeed — and would they be proud of you? What if it was supposed to be the best decision that you have ever made?
Fear of poverty
Most of the people are stuck in “survival mode.”
“I am twenty-six years old and I’m trapped in a cubicle for forty hours a week,” a man recently wrote me. “I did the payment of the bills and live an average life, but I know I can have a great job and reach my fullest potential. I am tired of being bored and I desire to use my gifts. However, I am guilty that I’ll lose out of money. What do you suggest?”
The fear of poverty is a hamstring. Moreover, this young man did express in his email that he had $10,000 in savings, which would be enough to help him quit his job for a few months and look for his dream occupation or business. Numerous people settle for mediocrity due to that they think they must “survive” instead of “thrive.” The fear of poverty should never hold you back from your fear.
Fear of old age (and death)
There’s a certain age which everyone has to face and where many people quit at life. This is once said by Benjamin Franklin, “Many people die at the age of 25 but they are buried at the age of 75.” For some people, this metaphorical death — when they decide to settle for a decent life — comes earlier than 25. These people think that they can’t make it happen, so they end up quitting in advance.
Fear of old age can also be dangerous when a person has to go through a major career transition. The options often go something like this: ” I am at the age of forty-six. How do you expect me to learn about real estate if I have been in health insurance all my life? Additionally, it has to be done more perfectly, otherwise, I won’t be capable to support my family.”
Fear of failure
This is when many people ask the “what if” like questions. Except typically, “What if it doesn’t work? What if no one likes it? What if it fails?”
These are the many wrong questions. Instead of fearing about all the ways you may fail, concentrate on all the ways you may succeed! Even if you fail or make a mistake, it gives you a chance to reflect and correct. You must fail before you succeed. Every master was once a disaster.
Fear of offending others
Someone told me the other day: here is what ;
“I am not able to call the Human Resources till when they call me by there for the job. Plus, I will end up offending them and I don’t want them to think that I’m too needy. I’ll just wait by the phone and they will follow-up. If I do not get it, then it wasn’t meant to be. And anyway, if I call them, it might ruin my chances and then I will never get that job!”
This is the wrong way. I steadily believe that people must be audacious in their actions if they are going to overcome their fears. Most of the people are scared of telling others with their self-promotion for fear until it comes across as “arrogance.” Moreover, no one will recognize your power unless you show them.
Fear of looking foolish
Most of the time, people look at their wardrobes and say, “I won’t wear that today. It will look foolish. Maybe another time.” But why not now? We need to prove our abilities, whether we are going to write articles, give a speech, shoot videos, or anything else.
Some of the greatest decisions taken in the world were unexpected. Time after time, people have deviated from their original ideas and meandered their way into success. Find out who are you and what fits your style and comfort.
Fear of success
Too often, people are afraid of becoming themselves. They are scared of their true “self-expression,” which is what you achieve real success is all about. They saw others and say, “You know, I could do that too”? In reality, there is the fear of receiving the same level of wealth, love, recognition, and love.
Most people were taught that we could never be truly successful in life. Many families operate on the belief system that becoming successful is unrealistic, so they never push their kids. They assume success is impossible because they haven’t seen it for themselves. Instead of adopting this mindset, believe that you will achieve massive success down the road.