Success is scarier than failure
Success is scarier than failure. You're used to things not working out. That's your comfort zone even if you don't like it. Struggle is familiar. It's what you know. Success is unknown territory. It's a new way of life that you don't know how to live. This isn't what you come from. It's riskier in some ways. The higher you climb the harder you'll fall IF you fall down. It's easy to quit. It's easy to say you're done pushing, sick of sweating for it, and tired of feeling like it'll never work out no matter how hard you try. Do it anyway. Take a short rest if you need to, but don’t give up before you see the fruit of your hard work. Keep pushing. You're climbing even if you have to crawl. If you want whatever goal is at the top of that mountain, stay on the path. Only you know where you belong and what's right for you. Don’t let fear hold you back from the accomplishments you want to achieve. Own your victory. You were made for this.
One of your greatest obstacles is fear of failure. Another obstacle is the fear of success. When things start working out and you start seeing the harvest of all you’ve planted, it can get scary. This is new. You’ve waited a long time for this. Now what? You’ve never lived like this before. You’ve never climbed this high. You’ve never made this much progress before. It’s scary to think about how bad you can fail. It’s also scary to learn how to navigate the new, successful path. I’m not going to tell you not to be scared. It’s the unknown. This is unfamiliar. It’s going to take time to adjust. What I will tell you is to do it scared. Keep striving towards your goals no matter how high you climb. You might fall. That is a reality. You might also soar. Both can be risky. Choose your risky. Choose whether to push through the fear of the unfamiliar success or to let the fear win and sink into failure where you’re used to being. Eventually, the level of progress you’re at will become familiar. You will get the hang of this. Take good care of yourself along the journey. Love is stronger than fear. That doesn’t mean the fear isn’t there. It simply means you love something strong enough to push through the fear to have what you want.
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