What's your greatest fear?

Last Update: September 24, 2020

You'll be amazed that one is the fear of success!

  • Surprised? Don't be... what is the fear of success?
  • Always having to do more to succeed.
  • Afraid you'll have more than you can do and fail...
  • The next mountain may be too high and you can't climb it...
  • In succeeding, you may be shunned by those who don't think you deserve it...
  • If you succeed, you will have to do more to continue and may not be able to do that.
How do I top that?
  • You don't have too! Think about that.
  • If you do succeed, then fail, so what?
  • Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.

If I succeed people won't like me!

  • The least of your worries!
  • Deal with it... they probably wouldn't have liked you any how!
  • Who cares... your new attitude.

How about this quote from Henry Ford:

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

Let that sink in...

Joe

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BarbaraN Premium
I think most people today are more afraid that the country, or the whole world is going to collapse for any number of reasons: climate change, stock market, re-election bungle, on and on. So why should anyone start all the hassle and unknowns in starting a business. Trouble is, all that terrible stuff may not end up being as bad as we imagined--so now what? Maybe we should have concerned ourselves with the here and now instead of worrying about things we have little or no control over.
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Joes946 Premium
Great response Barbara.
Joe
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Joe . . .

a long, long, time ago . . . there used to a be thing called a 'ladder of success' . . . and a thing called 'dizzying heights' . . .

well, apparently, a 'fear of heights (tall buildings / high anything) was equated with the 'fear of success' . . .

now, would you think that still holds true today? . . .
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Joes946 Premium
Fraid so Keisha.
Joe
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keishalina9 Premium
.... hope you're not a 'fraidy-cat' of heights?! ... 😻 ...

mind you -- i'm not too fussed about going up a ladder even with someone spotting .... thank goodness i don't need to do any of those kinds of things! ... lol .... chuckles! ...

.... keep well & Brave, Joe! ... ⭐️😉🎉....
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Joes946 Premium
Nope - not afraid of heights!
You too.
Joe
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EmakAmelia Premium
That quote from Henry Ford hits me hard. Thank you so much for sharing this, Joe.
I have been overthinking my podcast journey. I think I was hard on myself because I am not a native speaker, so I told myself, what if people don't like my accent, what if I pronounce the words wrong, etc. Your post has brought me back to my senses, I just have to face my fear and proof to myself that I can do what I think I can't do.
Thank you!🙏🙏🙏

Ferra
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Joes946 Premium
Fantastic Ferra! You’ve got this!
Joe
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EmakAmelia Premium
Thank you, Joe!
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TheMagicBrad Premium
I don't think I'd like to die burning in a fire. That could be a F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) LOL
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anusuya1 Premium
I have no fear. Fear for what?
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