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Obstacles That Can Get In The Way Of Success

Jan 4, 2008
Fear is sometimes one of the largest obstacles that can get in the way of success. The first step to overcoming such fear, is realizing that you actually have it and the steps which need to be followed to overcome it. We constantly see people who excel themselves in almost everything that they undertake. This may, at times, make you ask yourself "why them and not me?". The reason for this, is that these certain people are focused, and more importantly, fearless.

How can the fear of success be something that someone accuses you of? It is a response that we learn in life. We learn, from an early age, that if we are good at something, we will more than likely be expected to be good at other things too. If we become successful, all of the responsibilities that go along with it, will have to be accepted.

A life example of this would be, that if a disgruntled parent has taught his son that he would not amount to much in his life, then he will never have very much. He was taught not to attempt to live above the way that he was raised. Therefore, because of the father's dreary reality, the future of the son was being judged. This results in the son being programmed to expect failure in his life. This was the reality, for many years, that encompassed the son's life. Success was something that he feared. The ability to be successful was doubted by him, and to compensate for this, he did not even try. He was sure that he would fail anyway, so why bother. This is what justified his reasons for not being successful.

This man, after several years, then decided that he would really like success in his endeavors. He would like to have certain things, to go places and enjoy life. Failure was not something that he wanted to be bound to. He realized that it was actually disapproval that he feared. He did not want to receive his father's disapproval nor the perceived disapproval of his peers.

The fear of success needed to be overcome by him, and for him to do this, he had to access his present life. Every aspect of his life had to be viewed and then the necessary changes had to be made, such as physical changes, emotional changes and spiritual changes.

FEAR translates into "False Experience Appearing Real". In order to expel this fear, it was necessary for him to focus on the positive things and ideas in his life that would bring success. He had to assess his situation and focus on those particular parts of his life that needed improvement. The weaknesses needed to be highlighted and then the remedy had to be focused on. Focusing on weakness only, is part of the human frailty.

It was detrimental that he focused on the positive dimensions of his being, which means the things that he could do well. Of course, he had to notice his weak areas before he could focus on making them stronger. When he eventually realized that all of his weaknesses could be turned into positive strength, it was then that he could begin his journey on the road to success. He discovered a singular truth that changed his perception of his life. When one particular Biblical truth was acknowledged and understood, he then began his positive journey toward every success in his life. It was when he understood that he could literally take each one of his weaknesses and pass them to God, that he had God's strength to carry his forward.

The most important step to take firstly, is to realize that he is a person of infinite value and that he is important. He is loved. He has been shown this by God. His perceptions of his worth has changed. He also changed his perception of the value of God, and he began to realize that, with the help of God, all things are possible, even success.
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of Be Successful News , a site that provides information and articles on how to succeed in your own home or small business.
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