Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Don't Let Fear of Disappointment Limit Your Success in 2012
Here we are, approaching a new year. For many of us it symbols a time to "start over" and make things better in some way.
We make resolutions to quit smoking or quit procrastinating or to start exercising every day. Of course, few of those resolutions stick through the month of January.
Here's a better resolution for 2012: Resolve to conquer the fear of disappointment.
Psychologists and talk show hosts like to talk about Fear of Failure and Fear of Success, but I've never heard them talk about the other fear that prevents people from reaching for the stars. That one is Fear of Disappointment.
It's tied to hope – or rather, having the courage to hope.
Some who have tried and failed in the past are so afraid of being knocked down again that they're afraid to stand up. They're afraid to hope or to make any effort at all, because it's "safer" to just stay down.
Of course, that means they have unhappy, unfulfilling lives – but at least they're not disappointed. They get exactly what they expect every day.
According to the Law of Attraction, we get what we think about most. Those folks think about failure, so of course they get more of it. The only pleasure they get is in saying "I told you so" to anyone and everyone who has dared to hope for a better outcome and haven't yet found it.
The first step in climbing out of that ever-deepening rut of failure is to have hope – and the courage to try even if failure is a possibility.
If you suffer from this, you might think you're alone. but you're not. In fact, so many do suffer from lack of hope that Feel Bach! created a special blend, just to help you get your hope back. It's called Get Hope Back.