Fear of Rejection!

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Fear of Rejection!

Aquarius Horoscope for week of May 31, 2012

Verticle Oracle cardAquarius (January 20-February 19)
Should you get down on your knees and beg for love and recognition? No! Should you give yourself away without seeking much in return? Don’t do that, either. Should you try to please everyone in an attempt to be popular? Definitely not. Should you dilute your truth so as not to cause a ruckus? I hope not. So then what am I suggesting you should do? Ask the following question about every possibility that comes before you: “Will this help me to master myself, deepen my commitment to what I want most, and gain more freedom?” 

Ok, Rob you can stop reading my mind any time now!  Todd posted a blog this morning that hit the nail on the head, so I am sharing it with you. He must have been reading my mind too. 

English: Words associated with Fear

Most people will readily admit that they are afraid of failure.

But what about fear of success? Is it possible that you are afraid of success and it’s limiting what you want to do in life?

Do you often wonder why you are not as successful as you know you could be – or should be?

Do you blame it on circumstances? Time? Money? Or do you ever, gulp, blame it on yourself?

No way…right?

The truth is a lot of people are afraid of a lot of things. And there is lots of good advice out there to help you overcome many types of fears. But when it comes to success, most people who are afraid of it are not even aware of it.

So, how can you tell? How do you know if you’re one of those people who are afraid of success so you are unwittingly the one responsible for holding yourself back? CNN Money has a quiz you can take which includes the following questions:

  • Do you feel guilty about your own happiness if a friend tells you s/he is depressed?
  • Do you find yourself not telling others about your good luck so they won’t feel envious?
  • Do you have trouble saying no to people?
  • When you start a project do you suddenly find a bunch of others things you suddenly have to take care of?
  • Do you believe that people who look out for themselves are selfish?
  • Do you avoid asking for help because you’re afraid of bothering someone?

Did you answer “yes” to some of those questions? If you did, it’s entirely possible you’re afraid of success. But does it really matter? Is your fear really limiting you?

People who are afraid of achieving success can experience the following:

  • A noted lack of effort in achieving goals, personal, school, or financial
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Inability to make decisions and choices
  • Lack of motivation
  • Underachievement
  • Belittling your achievements
  • Feeling guilty when you do succeed
  • Making the “wrong” choices to ensure you will not be happy and successful
  • General negativity

Clearly the answer is if you fear success then your life is less than it could be.

But what can you do? What can you do to overcome success-fear so you can get on with creating the life you want to live?” Get more here: Is Fear of Success Limiting Your Productivity?.

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  1. People to often self sabotage…or fail to define success for themselves…So easily swayed by the terms of other…Success can be monetary, or reaching the higest echelons of their professions, but success can be that awareness of the softest whisper of a breeze, or being embraced by your lovers eyes, or the ability to create laughter in the soul or your child…how do you define success and what self truths are you willing to admit to. to embrace when you like them, change when you don’t and accept when you can what is the legacy of your success will be a hollow one or one that fill the coffers of your soul. That is how I approach success

  2. You always visit my site, and that is inspiring, one day i will write you a poem you tell me what to write it about and give me four words that describe where you are now at in your life. I appreciate all the hugs…you sincerely are a blessing my sister! May your life always be blessed!

    • Thank you for the kudos! You write inspiring words. Let’s see 4 words….happy, creative, peaceful, inspired. How’s that? Have a very peaceful day….Jaz (L)

  3. It is not that we dream too largely, it is that we dream too small and even then are afraid to make them happen. Excellent blog.

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