How to Help Your Clients Overcome the Fear of Success

Gina Pickersgill
Jan 25 · 2 min read

It has always been a goal of coaches, therapists and change agents to help their clients be successful. But what if the fear of success is holding them back? This article will look at the reasons fear of success becomes an issue and what you can do to help them overcome it.

The term ‘fear of success’ relates to a person’s ability to restrain themselves from achieving their deepest desires. When we explore the reasons for this behavioural pattern we realise there are four main areas for consideration. These are: 1 — A reality that is not in line with their true purpose. 2 — A n unreal expectation of how they can achieve success. 3 — A presupposition that success is only temporary. 4 — An ability to tell themselves they don’t deserve success. Let’s look at each in turn and discover how to unlock the secrets to overcoming the fear of success.

​A successful outcome depends on the situation or conditions under which they are to be achieved. Let’s say you have a client who wants to achieve success in the area of business. To be able to make the changes in the direction of moving forward we need to be able to help them see how to get there under their own steam. So when it comes to reversing the psychology of the fear of success to one of manifesting desired outcomes we see that using elements of awareness can support their application of the principles that lead to success. The principles of success are such that they encompass all that need to be transitioned in the form of knowing what to do next.

In conclusion, then, we have a client who is able to move through the fear of success based on the ideas that get presented before, during and between sessions. When you know how to create a situation where the client feels safe to express their true feelings you can really move them deeper and faster towards eliminating the process that causes them to fear success in the first place.

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