The Fear Of Success

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

Are you afraid of success? Is there something you want to pursue but feel you can’t?

In this article, we will have a look at what the fear of success is, how it can stop you from reaching your goals and more importantly what you can do to overcome this fear.

Being successful means different things to different people and this shouldn’t come as a shock. Whilst one person might think to reach the top position in their department is a success, another person might consider earning a certain figure from home is being successful. This difference between people is what makes this a much bigger issue and one that isn’t black and white like many believe.

There are a limitless number of differences between people and the perception of becoming successful is exactly the same.
With all the different views of success and the way different people perceive you is a huge obstacle for so many of us. Is there something that you want to pursue but you feel that you can’t. Maybe you feel that you are being stopped from moving forward?

Does this sound familiar? Could it be that you are afraid of succeeding? It’s more than possible.

Many people have and live inside their comfort zone and irrespective of their dreams and desires, keep themselves bound and shackled to it to avoid discomfort and failure.

Fear of failing is quite simply that; being scared to fail. Whilst fear of success is somewhat similar, it has a distinct difference being that they are so comfortable in their current situation that they want to continue to live the life despite actually hating it. Often, you may find the person is afraid of success out of a fear of how to handle the fame or wealth it brings.

What if we are judged for succeeding and reaching our goals and dreams? What if the success is short lived? Far too often we focus on the negative outcomes and put hypothetical obstacles in our way. What if there was no-one to judge you? What if you weren’t so harsh on yourself? Succeeding would become so much easier the moment you stop being your own worst enemy. 

With all these what ifs and self-sabotaging thoughts, the easiest way to move past this fear is by strategising and forming a plan of action to take daily. A big part of getting to where you want is making tiny steps consistently. The time for you to get after your goals and dreams is now. 

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today”

 

If you have been putting your goals off because you are concerned about what will happen when you get there, stop, whatever happens, you will gain a wealth of knowledge from your experiences and learn valuable lessons to which you can take on with you later in life.

The following steps below will hopefully give you an action plan to take in order to get you on your right track.

  1. Positive Affirmations

    Use positive affirmations daily. It might get overlooked but planting the seeds each morning is a great way to fire up your mentality and give it a boost in the right direction. For a list of great affirmations, you can start using right now, follow this link.

  2.  Take the time to find out your desires. 

    This might seem like an obvious suggestion but really taking the time to learn who you are, your goals but more importantly why is a huge step to moving forward. How can you expect to reach a target if it doesn’t line up with who you truly are? For more information on working what your ‘why’ is, follow this link.

  3. Get to terms with who you are and run with it.

    So often, I hear people say “I’d love to go travel like you do” or “I really like what you are doing, but I’ll never be able to do it” The hardest thing for me doing this, is not doing it and trying to explain to people can be quite difficult… For the full story, click here.

  4. Choose your network wisely.

    A huge part of moving forward and getting to where you want is picking who you spend your time with, if you have negative people in your life then chances are you will pick up their traits. Learn how to identify toxic people in your life and get rid of them by clicking here.

  5. Be prepared to leave people behind.

    This is very similar to #4, but it’s focusing more broadly on you as an individual rather than the people around you. You need to separate yourself from the crowd and need to want to move forward.

    Ever heard the crab mentality? A bunch of crabs stuck in a bucket and as soon as one tries to escape, the others pull it down in order to get that inch closer.

    We all know people who are like this and more often than not, it’s those closest to us who are the worst for it, focus on the previous steps, create a laser like vision and work towards your goals. Being afraid of success is one thing which can easily disappear the moment you have created a plan and started to take action.

    Looking for some motivation of separating yourself from the crowd? Click here. 


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2 Sides To The Same Coin.


From an early age, I found it hard to really express how I feel to people, this grew more as I got older especially when my views on life are so different to the way people perceive what is the norm.
I speak to people and they fit into one of two brackets & I’m sure you will have one feeling about all of this or the other.
Either you feel very distant and somewhat alienated which is totally fine & I suppose I felt like this until I stepped over the line or you are greatly inspired by my writing and it’s helping you to take a leap of faith with your own life and travel a journey you once thought impossible.

Whichever way you feel, I want you to understand this is perfectly okay, you might be rushed with different emotions in both cases which is okay, either way, I’m hoping you can find some value through this post & my website as a whole.

So although the title of this blog is globaltraveladventures, I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m not solely speaking about travelling but rather my life and experiences with some of my travels mixed in and tips and advice on health and wellness.

I guess for me, the first moment I realised that there was a big part of me that liked the idea of travelling was when I was posted to Cyprus with the Army back in 2013. I quickly realised a language which everyone speaks which is smiling and happiness.
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I soon found that people no matter where they were from (You do get the exception) will reciprocate your friendliness. I met a lot of new people, who I still speak to today from Cyprus as well as the Falklands. I’m currently looking into travelling to Chile to catch up with some of the workers who I became close with in the Falkland islands.  I also found I had a greater respect for nature and animals than originally thought.

I worked out that there was more to life than what I was doing and it’s where I really started to look at life in a different way. My life was void of any spiritual aspect and the army only perpetuated that.

I became so much more interested in the philosophical aspects of life and it really led me to a new way of thinking which really disorientated me with regards to everything I thought I once knew.

With my new views on life, I was fully prepared for my 12 weeks in Uganda. Not entirely sure what to expect but willing to learn, help other people and experience a new culture, a different way of life and although I didn’t realise this at the time, find a new purpose to this crazy thing called life.

 

 

I was always taught from the world around me and society that we need to get a job and earn money in order to live a good life. In the 12 weeks I spent in Uganda, my whole preconceived idea of happiness, purpose and living a good life went out the window. These children taught me more about life than anything else ever has.

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People spoke to me about the culture shock and the difficulties of transferring myself into an environment like rural Uganda but the only difficulty I found was the return back to the UK, the separation from the world, the unwillingness to be open and have a conversation with others.

I found it difficult and I guess, I still do, everyone is so focused on the distractions of life (Social media, TV, games etc) that we miss the point of it, to connect and love.

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I cannot trust in the fact that we were put on this planet to sit in an office to earn money for a corporation we have no interest in & I’m certain the more you think about it, the more you start to agree.

“But, it’s easy for you, you just go and travel, I mean, you don’t have any responsibilities”

I can promise getting a job at a local office would have been the easiest thing for me to do whereas the hardest part would have been lying to myself about how “happy” I would have been.

The path to seeking out your goals isn’t an easy one, you’ll have constant doubts, friends and family who put you down and try to keep you down, insecurities and most of society judging you and telling you how to live your life.

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The truth about it is if they were as bothered at chasing their own dreams as they were keeping you from reaching yours, they wouldn’t have time to judge you.

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There’s going to be times when you want to give up and throw in the towel. There’s going to be times where you fall down, and the fall can be a huge one.

I know from experience that you will always manage to get back up on your feet and carry on fighting through it all.

You might feel like you are in deep water and struggling to stay afloat, you might even consider giving up the fight and going under.

Stop looking at the issues, think solutions and get back on your grind to success.

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Lastly, say no to peer pressure, no to what and who society tell you to be and start living life for yourself. You have so much potential to do whatever you want so the question I ask you is:

What is stopping you?


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Breathe Easy.

Just let that sink in for a moment. 4,000,000 Deaths are blamed for Indoor Air Pollution.

 


 

TAKE A DEEP BREATH…

We take 20,000 each day.


 

9,500 deaths per year in London due to air pollution.

I can’t be the only person who finds these facts scary? I mean, we spend 90% of our time indoors right… When we talk about clean air, it’s always what’s going on outside and the vehicles….

But, when we actually take a moment to think about what is happening indoors, the reality is 2x as bad.

Think of your house for just a moment, how many chemicals and pollutants are flying about in the air?

  • Cleaning agents
  • Mattresses
  • Fuels
  • Cooking
  • Beauty products
  • Viruses
  • Pets
  • Food
  • Candles
  • Microfibres

 

 

 

 

NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.

Short Term:

  • Eye, nose, & throat irritation
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep
  • Reduced productivity
  • Cold & other viral symptoms

 

Long Term:

  • Lowered IQ
  • Respiratory disease
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Liver damage
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Death

 

“This is pretty scary, with all this indoor pollution, is there any escape from it?”

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from smoke, odors, exhausts, fumes, chemicals, etc.

Airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses.

The system uses a high-capacity DC motor that:   Cleans the air of a 920 square ft room in half an hour.
Decreases energy usage up to 50% compared to AC-powered purifiers (qualifies for Energy Star designation)
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Absorbs dangerous gases, chemicals and odors – Ionizes air to make it fresh and clean.

 

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