I've been doing some soul-searching lately...and this narrative came up...am I fearful of success?? Below is some info I asked Chat Ai to write...in my attempt to look at this through another "lens"...
Fear of success is a common psychological phenomenon that can be attributed to several underlying factors. Here are a few possible reasons why people may experience fear of success:
Fear of the Unknown: Success often brings with it new and unfamiliar challenges, responsibilities, and expectations. This can be overwhelming for some people, who may fear they won't be able to handle the added pressure or live up to the new standards.
Fear of Failure: Paradoxically, fear of success can also be rooted in a fear of failure. People may be afraid that if they succeed, they will have more to lose, and the stakes will be higher if they fail in the future.
Self-Doubt: Many people struggle with self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy. Even if they have achieved success in the past, they may still doubt their abilities and fear that they will b
e exposed as frauds or imposters.
Fear of Losing Connections: Success may also lead to changes in one's social and professional circles, and some people may fear losing their connections or sense of community if they succeed.
Fear of Change: Success often requires changes in behavior, routine, and mindset, which can be challenging and uncomfortable for some people who may be used to their current ways of doing things.
Overall, fear of success is a complex issue that may stem from a combination of these or other factors. It's important to recognize and address these fears to prevent them from holding you ba
ck from achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential.
So where to go from here??
I'm open to any thoughts you may have about this and if you're feeling some of the same...
I'll be 60 in a few months...I'd rather work for myself at this age and not have to resort to the easy path of finding a job and working for someone else.
What advice would you give me? You see what I do...how can I prevail? What more can I do to create income for me and my family?? Make my kids and wife proud of me??
I appreciate the connection we have and any insight or thoughts you'll share.