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Ayesha Sayed

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Fear of success?

I recently read a quote that says: 'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure'
I've been experimenting with ideas, fear,risks and allowing myself to work out my ideas and I've had amazing success so far, but there's this nagging fear of these astonishing results. It's as if I'm afraid of succeeding! Has anyone ever felt this? Why are we so afraid of things working out FOR us? And how can we remedy this?

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  • Feb 17 2012: Ayesha
    Ouch! Yes, I have. I have mornings I am experiencing this right now. While undergoing some extreme lifestyle changes, trying to rework myself, I am experiencing exactly what you say.

    My remedies? I am trying to stay positive without being overly optimistic. I try to look at realities. I am trying very hard right now to keep my mind focussed on a mid-range goal for my life. I am trying to ask myself, is this getting me where I want to go. I do want to get there. I sometimes have to do battle with myself.

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