I have this clear vision of where I want my company to go and the health impact that it will create.
To achieve this, I am doing all the right things, goal-setting, time-bound action plans, affirmations, visualisation, and everything that is recommended to get my belief system in line with what I want.
There are days when I am totally in the dumps wondering what am I doing and where the heck is my life going? Moments when in the middle of a hectic day, I have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. People around me tell me that it is the fear of failure, the fear of what if things went wrong, what if things did not work out, it is this fear that freaks all of us out. Well, I have a different take on it.
What if the apprehension is actually the fear of success?
The fear of succeeding in what I have undertaken. Sounds weird, ridiculous, why should I be scared of success, when that is what I have been working towards. But seriously think about it.
What will happen if I do succeed?
Once I attain all that I have set out to achieve and more, how will I be able to adjust, will I have the necessary skills to ramp up my game, how will people around me behave, will I be able to maintain my progress? Planning and setting a goal for success is very different from actually achieving success. All of us want to be successful but have no idea how to handle success when we reach it. One of the primary reasons is also that we don’t prepare ourselves for success with the necessary skills required to deal with it. That is a whole different skill set than working towards it.
We hear of so many cases where people start off well, but as they start to do better, they develop cold feet and get lost along the way. As someone once said, “Success is easy to attain but difficult to maintain.”
So, the next time when you are fearful of something, pause and think for a second: is it fear of success or failure that is holding you back to achieve what you have always dreamt about?
If you want to learn more from my experiences as an entrepreneur, please feel free to check my diary notes.
Till we meet next time, happy days!