Fear of Success

Lately I’ve felt stuck. Stuck to the point where I’ve felt paralyzed. My reaction to this emotion has been typical for me: to withdrawal, to hibernate, to not reach out to my support network, to binge Netflix, to escape.

As with most negative emotions, I acknowledge the root of this feeling is fear. And what I’ve started to uncover that this fear is an authentic fear of success; a fear of what could happen if I put everything into this dream.  I know in my gut that my potential is limitless, as is yours. But the fear of the result of that potential is holding me back… how wild is that to think about?!

So often I get stuck in patterns of dreaming, of comparing, of wanting- all without acting. Friends, we have one month left in 2017. What do we have to lose?? It’s time to tell that fear to take a hike and before our minds can talk us out of it- ACT. Just send the email, make the phone call, write the blog post, ask the question.

Yes, I’m writing this for me as much as for anyone else reading this. I need these words just as much as you do right now. I’m right here with you. I’m dedicating the rest of the year to taking action, and I have faith that the Universe will respond to this risk with nothing but joy, love, and support.

It’s time to stop being afraid of my potential and start living up to it.  Who’s with me?!


The light in me honors the light in you.