There are so many intangibles for fear as an adult. As a kid the intangibles are clear and straight forward for the most part, the dark, monsters, etc. The one least discussed for adults is the fear of success. It may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s more prevalent than you may think.
There is a certain sense of responsibility when it comes to success. Whether it be for other people (management), financially (raise), or even just to yourself, and it can be daunting. This is especially true if you have low confidence, morale, and general low self-worth. If people didn’t expect you to achieve highly, and you’ve been told that (hopefully inadvertently) you couldn’t do certain things for whatever reason. It is a monumental task to mentally overcome that mindset. To defeat it, you have to force yourself to personally grow, and to grow into BELIEVING you are WORTHY of love and success. It’s a daily, demanding battle to change that story you have told yourself your entire life. And it is worth all of the effort to achieve believing in your own self-worth.
It is here that you will feel worthy of success. It starts and ends with you. You have to change, you have to want it, and you have to be viligant. And you will feel free. There will still be those days where you want to retreat into your “old” story. Don’t let yourself…fight for your new found freedom.