So often I hear people talking about not taking risks because they are frightened of failing. Here is a surprise! There are many who are as afraid of success as of failure. Why would anyone be concerned about succeeding? Actually, succeeding stirs up many sleeping issues. For most of us, one set of feelings and thoughts about “Who We Are” are predominant over the other. We get very “comfy” with how we see ourselves. Breaking out of our self-definition is the challenge. It may be more familiar to think and feel, “No, I can’t – it’s no use, I am not a person who can ——”. Treading on the unfamiliar territory of positive thoughts and actions of succeeding might feel odd or even feel silly. However, going against what feels familiar (especially if it is negative and harsh) is the fist step toward exploring other possibilities that might result in a newer updated version of YOU! Can it hurt to try something new and different from what you “always do or say”?
Remember, to succeed or to fail is strictly BETWEEN YOU AND YOU. Using expectations of others as a guide for the outcome of your life will keep you OUT of the driver’s seat and having the rewards (and hard work too) of creating and directing YOUR life.