According to, fear is defined as “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.”

Fear can mean that you are about to experience a painful emotional experience.

Both the fear of failure and the fear of success create an apprehension that something bad is going to happen.

The fear of failure is the anxiety you feel while anticipating not making your goal, but the fear of success is a different type of fear.

The fear of success is the fear that once you make your goal, something terrible will happen as a result.

Do you feel anxiety while working on your goal? When you really think about it, that doesn't make sense!

Of course, you want to make your goal, and you want your accomplished goal to be a success!

What it all comes down to is that you are not afraid of success; you are afraid of what might happen when you do succeed.

Basically, it boils down to change. Why are so many people afraid of change?

Change can be terrifying.

Yes, it can be scary. But, if you are unwilling to change, you will never grow.

You will never have the opportunity to experience the things that can become an absolute blessing in your life.

I remember the day when I made the decision to make the change from employee to business owner.

Talk about a huge change!

I had no idea what I was getting myself into that day.

What I did know is that I wanted a better life for myself and my family. I was so sick of trying to make ends meet and being in constant worry about not paying the bills on time.
Something had to give.

I did not want to go on living in a state of stress and do nothing as time continued to pass on.

Time does not wait for anyone.

I was willing to break the cycle and make a change. My desire was so strong and intense that change took place in my life almost immediately.

Now, I look at life very differently.

I am able to breathe and enjoy living in the present moment.

I wake up every morning doing the things that make me feel so good. The changes that I am constantly making actually create purpose and passion into my life.

Every day, I make it a point to focus on change in my life and to help other people who cross my path in this life.

My mission is to give others an opportunity to pursue their lifelong dreams, even when it seems almost impossible.

What does your heart desire?

It can be a change with the people you associate with or even a complete change in your lifestyle.

Others will expect more from you or you will expect more from yourself.

It can seem overwhelming just thinking about what changes will take place once you accomplish your goals.

In order to overcome the fear of success, it is important to identify why you are holding yourself back from completing your goals.

Take the time to write down who you will need to be when you reach your goal and the expectations that come with it.
Write down what you will lose once you realize your goal, too.

To take it a step further, write down how success will really change your relationship with your friendships, your family, and your business associates.

Now that you have identified why you are holding yourself back, it will be a revelation that you can handle the circumstances once your goals are completed.

Once you know you can handle the outcome of completing your goals, then nothing can stop you from achieving the success you deserve.

Author's Bio: 

Known as a success-driven entrepreneur, Stacie Walker is the founder of Woman in Leadership. Stacie adores working with professional leaders and entrepreneurs in the small business, home business, and online business industries.If you are willing to learn how to take your business to the next level, visit her website at: