Fear of success

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.  Bill Cosby

I fear that which I most desire.  Just being honest. 

One of my dreams is to work for myself one day.  I don’t want to have to punch a clock, having people watch my every move, making sure that they are getting every minute out of me for which I am being paid.  I want to be given a project, a deadline, and I want to be able to do that project to the best of my ability and get paid well for it.  Whether it takes me 50 minutes or 50 hours of 500 hours. 

But, what if that happens?  Then I am responsible for finding the projects.  And executing the projects.  What if I am so good that I have too many projects to complete?  What happens if I have an excellent reputation for the work that I do? 

My other fear pertaining to success is this:  What happens after I’m successful at this dream?  What comes next?  Is that all that there is, or is there more?  Will this success truly fulfill me?

Intuitively, it seems insane to fear success.  But I’m fairly certain that I’m not the only person that fears realizing my dream. 

What dream, if it becomes a reality, scares the sleep out of you?

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