Do you ever find yourself gripped by an inexplicable fear of success? Does the thought of standing out or being exceptional, unnerve you? If so, you’re not alone. Studies suggest that many people unconsciously fear success due to varying reasons like living up to the expectations, fear of change, or the uncertainty it brings. But don’t worry, this blog post is here to help you navigate through this so-called ‘success paralysis’ using an amazing tool called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT is a psychological acupressure technique that aids in enhancing your emotional health. By the end of this journey, you’ll be more emotionally aligned towards success — and dauntlessly so. So buckle up, as we’re about to explore how you can conquer your fear of success.
The Emotional Freedom Technique: A Brief Introduction
EFT, also known as ‘tapping,’ is a technique that uses the body’s natural stress-reducing capabilities. It blends cognitive approaches with the physical elements borrowed from acupressure therapies. The intent here is to assist individuals mould their emotional responses to cater better to various life situations, including fear of success.
How Does EFT Work?
EFT works by focusing on the energy hotspots in our body, often referred to as meridian points. It involves tapping on these points while engaging in custom-made verbal affirmations. This combined approach aids in releasing trapped emotions, leaving you feeling more centered and positive.
Now, let’s proceed towards the six empowering techniques to utilise EFT effectively in your journey to mastering your mindset.
Keep in mind that this is a very general introduction to EFT and to experience its complete magic you must work with a qualified and experienced EFT Practitioner initially until you become familiar with the process.
Step 1: Acknowledge Your Fear of Success
- Acceptance is the first step towards healing. Begin by acknowledging your fear of success.
- Identify what specifically about success frightens you.
Remember that fear isn’t supposed to be a roadblock. Instead, it’s a sign for something that needs to be addressed. Acceptance opens up a path for transformation.
Step 2: Begin Tapping
- Familiarize yourself with tapping points. Some of them include the top of the head, eyebrows, side of the eye, under the eye, etc.
As you tap on each point, accompany the process with spoken narrative linked to your fear of success
Step 3: Create a Personal Narrative
Create a custom narrative that reflects your fears and emotions associated with success. Use language that is personal and reflects your feelings. An example narrative could be “Even though I fear the uncertainty that success brings, I accept and love myself completely.”
Step 4: Repeat Tapping with Narrative
- Repeat the process of tapping while vocalizing your narrative. Work through each point while echoing your worries aloud.
“Emotional freedom comes from being honest with yourself and honouring your emotions.” Repeat this narrative as you move through each tapping point.
Step 5: Replace Negative Thoughts with Positive Affirmations
Replace your negative narrative with positive affirmation. For example, “I look forward to the exciting changes success will bring in my life.” Make sure the affirmation resonates with your personal goal setting.
Step 6: Practice this Technique Regularly
Emotional freedom is a journey that requires consistent effort. Make it a daily practice of employing this technique to progressively reduce your fear of success.
Congratulations! You are now armed with a powerful tool to manage your fear of success. Remember, success itself is not a destination but a journey. It’s a lifelong, conscious commitment to continuously work on yourself. But also remember that every journey begins with a single step— the step to acknowledge your fears and decide to rise above them today with the help of EFT. Soon enough, you’ll gain the emotional clarity and strength to embrace success unflinchingly.
So, are you ready to conquer your fear and step into a more successful, emotionally balanced future? Your success journey begins here.