Success is different for everyone. We each have our own definition of what it means to be successful. For some the success is tied directly to money. For some it is tied to will power. And sometimes, success is simply being able to breathe.
As a hypnotist, I work with many clients looking to achieve personal success. Recently, I was working with a client who came to me with a problem he defined as a fear of success.
Finding the Cause
After speaking with the client while he was in a trance we were able to narrow down the issue to a specific event in his childhood. As a child he needed this “fear” to keep him safe and protected. However, that fear of success had not been serving his interest for over thirty years. In fact, it was quite the opposite.
His fear of success had been keeping him from living the life he dreamed of. Every time he earned the financial freedom he was looking for, his unconscious mind told him he didn’t deserve it. His mind told that something bad would happen if he found success in his career. My client kept taking the advise from his unconscious mind that “success” would bring him down. Throughout his lifetime, every time he succeeded financially he would unconsciously sabotage his own success. Furthermore, he would blame himself for it without investigating the reason for it. He would label himself as a “loser” and “impotent.” Thus taking on this new identity took him on a downward spiral to the point he decided to come see me.