I have written a lot about the fear of failure, but I think many people are not aware this fear has a twin brother – the fear of success.
Fear of failure will make you try to fit into a standard (usually external), but fear of success will make you do anything to avoid reaching that standard.
While fear of failure is out there and everybody knows about it, fear of success is hidden so deep in our identity we may not recognize it, but it can be much worse for us.
Fear of failure is associated with making mistakes and not getting approval, while fear of success is the fear of doing things right and therefore not being accepted, not being appreciated and not being able to maintain the level of achievement and success.
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