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Procrastination - The Fear of Success?

 
No way; you say not me!! Oh yes,yes, I say many of us at a deep level are afraid of success. Our core beliefs will express in our lives regardless of what we say. If we go after success and freedom according to our visions, dreams desires it implies full responsibilityfor the outcome. We may not have the support of our families or community behind us, and we are very loyal to the expectations and teachings of such systems.  Many of us are secretly terrified of being responsible and being free of the familiar.
 
The flower children of the 60's wanted success and freedom from the status quo of their gray flanneled suit  existence, however to show one was "free" one had to fit into new boxes. To belong one had to have long hair, wear beads, wear loose non-conforming clothes, do drugs, etc.  The problem with the picture is that it was only half way to freedom and success. They rebelled against; but, did not go forward  to be for their own personal vision  (A few did ).
 
Many ended up back home living out somebody else's expectations for them. I have met many at mid life wondering why they are so unhappy angry and depressed. Loyality to their families was more important than their visions.  Their fear kept them from living their own version of life.
 
More on this limb of procrastination next time.  Laura.