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  • Writer's pictureMonica Sisco-Porter

Get Ready for Success! It's Your Time

Updated: Oct 20, 2023



Do you believe that no matter how hard you try, you will never achieve your goals? Are you longing to enjoy a loving relationship, a rewarding job or career, a healthy and trim body, or experience success in other parts of your life? Then close your eyes and imagine that you are in a majestic hot air balloon ready to take off but stuck on the ground.


Imagine. Look overboard and notice the down guides keeping the balloon from rising and flying. Imagine, the down guides represent your fears which also are keeping you from rising and flying. Once the captain of the hot air balloon cut the ropes and release the down guides, the balloon begins to rise. Ridding yourself of your fears will allow you to also rise, fly and soar. Sometimes, to reach your goals, it is necessary to cut the ropes that are holding you down in order to overcome not your fears of failure but your fears of success.


You may be surprised as many are when they first discover the fear of success. It looks illogical. Why would anyone push aside the very thing they want, success? As individuals, we are unique, but our problems are not. Many people struggle with the fear of success. If you neutralize your fears and defeat them, you too can experience the exhilaration of flying free. Destination? Achieving Success!


The Seven Fears Blocking Success


(1) Fear of the unidentified. "I don't know what it would be like to be in a loving relationship or successful career."


(2) Fear that success doesn't fit your self image. "What's an average person like me from the other side of the tracks doing uptown in a fabulous social club? I don't belong."


(3) Fear that people will not like you if you are successful. "If I'm successful in my career, my friends won’t hang out with me."


(4) Fear that you don't merit success. "I feel unworthy because my clothes come from a second-hand store. I don't dress like them."


(5) Fear that success has a scary consequence. "If I get the promotion, I may fail and lose my job."


(6) Fear that your parents won't love you if you land a better job than they have. "I don't want my father to feel bad." Here's a secret. Most parents want their children to do better than they did in life.


(7) Fear that to be successful is to fulfill your parents' wishes. "I'm angry at them for not showing me enough attention when I was a child. I'll show them--I won't have a successful career." Really?


If you are ready to be all that you can be and obtain what you deserve and desire, then close your eyes and imagine that you are ready for takeoff in your majestic hot air balloon. Feel the weight from your fear of success dissolving then disappearing just like the down guides being cut from the balloon. Look below and notice the beautiful green meadow, the majestic mountains in the distance, and the peaceful blue sky filled with puffy white clouds as your balloon (and your hopes and aspirations) begin to float upward. Notice how lighter and confident you feel. Notice without the extra weight, you are free to fly!


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