Fear of Success

We often talk about overcoming the fear of failure, but what about the fear of success?

Sometimes, that can be even more terrifying.

Success means work. Success means exposure and vulnerability. Success means imposter syndrome has a higher pedastal to knock you down from.

The fear of success is camoflauge for a fear of failure.

I recently asked if people would be interested in a community for ADHD creators. I'm not sure what I expected, but the response I got was both exhilerating and terrifying.

People want this! Yay!

People want this! Oh no! That means I have to actually follow through. That means people will see if I fail.

But to turn it around: it also means people will see if I succeed. People will want me to succeed. And opportunity will abound if I show up and do my best.

So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

— Matthew 6:34