If you’ve heard me speak or read my website, you know I’m a big fan of author Seth Godin, who wrote a book on quitting called “The Dip,” which I highly recommend.
He blogs regularly, and his posts are often very short but highly insightful – and today’s was no different.
It’s so short that I’m just going to paste it right here (though I suggest you go to sethgodin.com and check out more from him):
“But what if it works?”
Fear of success is at least as big a challenge as fear of failure.
Because if it works, things are going to change.
Are you ready for that?
Now as I coach people on quitting, I am constantly addressing the fear of failure – but even I rarely address the fact that some people may fear SUCCESS.
Is that you? Are you afraid of what great changes may lie ahead? Afraid success may drive a wedge in your relationships? That it may catapult you into a social class you don’t feel ready to join?
These are all valid. So if you have uneasiness about quitting and starting something new, I urge you to examine if fear of success is one of the mechanisms holding you back.
I’d love to hear your feedback – are you fearing success? Have you become successful in spite of those same fears?
Either way, I’m here to help.
Until next time,