So many people struggle with fear, whether it is the fear of heights, certain foods, or perhaps to move on with their lives. What makes you fearful, is it the fear that something will happen? Do you fear the unknown/supernatural? Do you fear moving to another city or state in search of better careers or jobs? What is your fear and where does it derive?
So just in case you do not know, fear is defined as being afraid the someone or something is dangerous and can cause you harm. (encyclopedia, 2018) Therefore, if a person is afraid of progress, that means they are afraid to get ahead, take advantage of opportunities, and feel that it is possibly impossible. This feeling called fear can cause you to stay stuck in a place of unhappiness and complacency. If you become complacent, you will just stay where you are without taking the proper steps to correct yourself or your situation. You should not be afraid of becoming successful. Success is defined by you and for you to even continue to grow, you must deal with the things of the past. The past is more important than most people will give credit; because it tells you who you were, what you did, what was done to you, and most of all, tells you where you never want to be again. So, if you just forget about your past, and dive into your future, it does not mean that you have dealt with things. The past seems to haunt you when you have not dealt with those things that you suppressed in your subconscious.
So, what are the lies that it has told you? Did it tell you that you were not worthy of success, you were not raising your children the way they need to be raised, are not able to perform a certain task? It has a way of just embracing people and taking hold of them in such a manner that the fearful individual can ultimately feel hopeless. Once fear has its way and keeps you from accomplishing your greater self, then it is hard for you to shake and just become one with fear. Becoming one with fear is accepting things are not going your way but finding ways to change your life. Who cares if someone you know is more successful than you, does that make them happier? No, the only difference between you and a successful person is that they did not mind taking risks. Risks does not always mean failure, it could be a process of elimination learning process.
However, there are ways for you to learn how to deal with those things that are suppressed; facing the people who hurt you and find peace with yourself. Once you find peace and can honestly admit that you are afraid of the future and figure out a way to deal with yourself. You must know that your success is not measured by others, because you do not know what they had to do to gain success. So, if your greatest fear is success, then just stop trying due to you never being able to accomplish your dreams and goals. If fear is just an excuse not to fail, then Go for whatever you fear that you will fail pursuing. What do you have to lose? The fear of failing is not a legitimate answer to not trying, it is just a barrier to overcome to reach your level of success. Stop fearing your future, and never let your situation become your circumstance!!