June 2

Why Fear of Success and Fear of Failure are the Same



Fear Reveals Your Boundaries

Both of the terms Fear of Success and Fear of Failure are buzzwords in the entrepreneur's world of self-improvement.

On the surface, they appear to be opposites. Surely failure and success are two ends of the achievement scale. But what if they aren't?

They both describe the outer limits of our expectations. Similarly, they are the dotted line of what you believe is possible and probable.

For example, fear of failure carries with it a shame of not achieving personal hopes, goals, dreams and even needs.

Likewise, fear of success holds the question of how our friends and family will relate to us if we are successful. Along with that, our preconceived limitations of what we deserve tend do throw up barriers of whether we should want to do better, have more, or attain a higher position, greater power or more authority.

Frequently, Christians, and in particular Christian women, battle the desire for more. In fact, we often have a misconception that success, recognition, and influence are opposed to the Bible and humility.

Your unconscious fear boundaries are designed to keep you in line. 

Consider this common phrase of my growing up years: "Don't act too big for your britches." In other words, don't act better than you are. Along with that "stay in your place" message was the dreaded situation of looking foolish if you stepped out of the approved pattern of behavior. Additionally, I was showered with the desire of loving, Depression-era parents who wanted more for their children than they had grown up with. Consequently, you can see what a treacherous wall confronted me in my journey to success. 

You may have grown up with mixed messages, too. And unwittingly, you've adopted them as your own safety-fence. Do these sound familiar?

Stay in Line
Don't Expect Much
Keep Your Head Out of the Clouds and Your Feet On the Ground
Holiness is Being Invisible

Today, I encourage you to get out some wire cutters. It's time to tear down the boundaries of fear and create the business and life you dream of. 

After all, Psalm 90:17 says, "And may the Lord our God show us His approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!" NLT

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About the author 

Donna Woolam

Donna Woolam believes you are ENOUGH! Titles, social standing, income - none of it defines your value. From the beginning of eternity to the end - you are loved. You are worthy. You are Breathtaking!

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