Thought of the Week
What's your biggest fear?
We all have fears, but what is your DEEPEST fear?
If you had to dig deep and peel back those layers, what fear would you find at your core?🤔 For some it might be a fear of failure, success, being alone or being judged by others. It could be the fear of losing something – yourself, control or someone else. Or it may be something entirely different.
When I think about my biggest fear, the quote by Marianne Williamson comes to mind about “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” 💛
Well thank you Marianne! Who are we not to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? When we shed our deepest fear and embrace being powerful beyond all measure, we unknowingly allow others to do the same!
So allow me to share my deepest fear–
I have a deep fear around success. That might sound kind of strange because usually it’s a fear of failure, so let me explain. When someone has a fear of success, it has nothing to do with thinking they’re incapable of succeeding and is more about the fear of change that comes with success. For example, deep down they are anticipating how other people will react to said success. How messed up is that?
Fear of success usually comes in the form of self-sabotaging and can look like low goals, procrastination, perfectionism, quitting and self-destructiveness with mixed emotions like guilt, anxiety and pressure. I find myself going down this rabbit hole sometimes and it can take days or weeks for me to get out.😞 Usually, I get stuck on the small details and try to ‘perfect’ everything. I get caught up in thinking and over analyzing what other people will think or react. This is definitely a work-in-progress. Is it scary…ABSOLUTELY! But when something seems scary or crazy, it usually means you are on to something great!