EPISODE 13 - Fear of Failure AND Success
How to Stop Freaking Out When Going BIG
What happens when you start moving toward the edge of your comfort zone? Most of us start freaking out, as fears of both failure and success invade our consciousness. But true fulfillment lies outside that comfort zone. So, how do you quiet those fears, expand your comfort zone, and go BIG—running in the direction of your dreams?
Today on Women’s Empowerment School, Sylvia explores the dichotomy of success, discussing the gender-specific rules defined by the patriarchy and why men tend to fear failure while women fear success. She explains the ego’s commitment to keeping you at the center of your comfort zone and offers insight around the behaviors of self-sabotage that manifest when we reach the boundaries of the familiar.
Sylvia addresses the added pressure of societal expectations to stay within your comfort zone and walks us through three key strategies to help you stop freaking out when you go BIG. Listen in for insight around facing—and releasing—your fears and learn how to expand your comfort zone as you grow!
How our love-hate relationship with success is rooted in patriarchal culture
The two separate, gender-specific rules of success defined by the patriarchy
Why men tend to fear failure while women have a greater fear of success
The ego’s commitment to keeping you at the center of your comfort zone
The behaviors of self-sabotage that manifest when we run toward our goals
How societal expectations pressure you to stay within your comfort zone
Three strategies to help you stop freaking out when you go BIG
1. Understand the collective, impersonal nature of your fears
2. Feel your fears in your body, allow them to evaporate
3. Welcome fear as guidance rather than a stop sign
How ‘new knowns’ will expand your comfort zone as you grow
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