Why is success so scary? Success is great. Success means you did it right. Success means it was worth it. Success leads to more success. If success is all of these things why don’t people try to accomplish it more often? Here are a few reasons.
If success is an option, failure is also an option. It’s not that people are afraid of being great. People are scared to death of being horrible. The good news is. All it takes is one successful idea to make all of the failures worth it, just ask Thomas Edison.
Success takes a lot of work. Creating anything takes work. Ideas, products, services; all of them take work to develop. Success is not for people who enjoy coasting in neutral. It’s for the people flying in fourth gear that drop-shift into third and pass everyone else.
There is no how-to book on success. Sure there are concepts and skills that lead to success, but there is no recipe book for originality. A carbon copy is not as good as the original. There is only one Instagram. Some have tried to copy their idea, but Instagram is still number one. Until another person or group creates a new concept for method for photo sharing Instagram will continue to lead the pack. Until you are original you will not be successful.
Success requires change. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of crazy. If you want to succeed you need to change the way you do things. The square block does not fit in the circle hole so throw out the square block or carve it into a circle block. Either way you need to change.
Success means that you have a bigger fall to the bottom. Once you’re at the top it’s a long way down. And remember, it’s when and not if. The good news is now you know what it takes to succeed. The bad news is that it won’t be any easier the second or third time around.
Now that we know what makes success so scary the next step is overcoming all of the obstacles. The worst case scenario, failure, isn’t that bad. Everyone fails, at least everyone that is trying to do something great. Don’t think of failure as an option. It will happen. And after it happens you know you’re a step closer to success. Good Days.