What is fear? Fear is that little bug in the back of our brains that keeps pouring negativity into our minds. Success is a lifetime journey, in which we happen to put our money, time, energy and for some, even sacrificing their personal life. It is natural to fear about the new events in your life, but success is not a sudden event, It is a plan that’s built on life long dreams. No one wishes to let their dreams be crushed on. Fear is unaffordable in your journey to success.
These tips below will be greatly helpful to overcome your fear in being in the spotlights.
1. Stop comparing yourself to others
Many people loose themselves in their journey, as they feel that they are different. As the old proverb says, ‘Five fingers are not the same’. We are all different from one another which makes us special. You may find your friend as a successful businessman, and you a designer, and tend to feel bad about your career, Yet do not compare yourself to your friend. The great mind Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 – 2011) once said,“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Sometimes your ambitions are different from each other. That’s what makes you unique in your journey towards success.
2. Insecurity makes it worse
When you feel that you are almost up the ladder, then steps in your insecurity. During your journey, there will be many people disagreeing with you, talking behind your back and sabotaging your plans. One thing you should understand is that your success is not about pleasing others. It is normal when you come upon negative comments and people laugh behind your back, but it is your success, not theirs. The ones who laugh at you will one day be the ones who praise you.
3. Change is never bad
Change is always good, even if it’s not what we expect. On your way to success, it is obvious that you have to adapt to a new life. You might loose many friends of yours in the journey uphill. Sometimes it is a small change, but for some, it may seem to be a whole new lifestyle. Adapting isn’t easy but it is not something you have to fear for. As to one of the former presidents of United States- John F. Kennedy- had once said,‘Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future’
Your success is your future. Change is the initiation for a happy, beautiful life. Stand up higher than your fear and success won’t be seemed scary.
4. Failure only makes you stronger
As human beings, it is natural that we make mistakes. And all of us may not get it right in the first try itself, but that is barely a reason to give up. Success has no limitations. On the road of success, you may find your obstacles quiet hard than you thought it would be, but it cannot be considered as a failure. Even if you do fall down a couple of times, there is nothing to worry about, it only suggests you ways and techniques that would not work- making your options clear.As the famous Fashion Designer and founder of ‘Chanel ’brand – Coco Chanel had said,
‘Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.’
The road towards success may look like a thorny path but the end of it is a better place built with lifelong dreams. There is no reason to fear success but admire it, dream about it, work hard and nothing would be impossible.