Success implies enormous change in life. When the prospect of taking action, and intentionally implementing changes into your life that lead to successful circumstances become real it can cause feelings of anxiety based on fear of the unknown.
That would mean taking responsibility for new circumstances that you think you may not want.
It’s the lizard brain in action, the ‘better the devil you know’ feeling that says that a change will bring uncomfortable circumstances that you probably don’t want to deal with.
You have to learn to recognize the mental events that start clicking and falling into place before this type of feeling and behaviour kicks in and dominates the mind.
To teach yourself to recognize self destructive thought process that sabotage positive actions that lead to change is the first step in overcoming the irrational fear of change.
In the same way that the mind has developed strategies to ensure that you stay clear of danger – by basically avoiding everything that smacks of change and new responsibilities. You can create new mental strategies that recognize and divert those useless processes, and replace them with more courageous thoughts that motivate you to go into action and welcome the changes that may come.
Learn to embrace the whole idea of change as a life enhancing chain of events in your personal life, and you’ll begin to experience the thrill of taking command of your life.
You will also experience the results, which will be proof positive that change is a good thing, especially when you are at the helm. This experience reinforces the new thought strategies. And gives you strong emotion of self-control.
Proof of positive action and the results show you that you were right about taking action, and seeing it through in the first place.
We all hate having new responsibilities placed upon us. So, we avoid taking them on, and perceive the idea of creating new responsibilities for ourselves, as if they were a burden that another person is forcing us to take on. So, it boils down to a false perception of future events.
We can’t say what the future is, we can only build a concept about it, then hope that our actions will create better circumstances for us. Acting on our ideas is the only way to discover what the future really holds for us.
If you are afraid of success, I would suggest that it means that you think about how to achieve success quite often, but take no action due to fear. You have a strategy to allow the thoughts of success to fill your mind with good feelings, then light the fuse of fear to make sure that they explode into dust. Then you feel fear, then relief that you don’t have to do anything about putting your thoughts into action to find success.
If you act on your thoughts, you’ll discover that the results are nothing like your fears. This teaches you to understand what an imposter fear is, and how it serves only to fill your mind with doubts.
Think, act, experience, then learn from the results. You will be successful.