Fear of failure is a much more popular topic nowadays than fear of success. Thus, in this Expert Insight Interview, Daniel Mangena discusses how to overcome the fear of success and live an abundant, joyful, and purpose-driven life by choice. Daniel Mangena is CEO of Dream with Dan, coach, motivational speaker, and two times bestselling author.
The interview discusses:
Success comes from within
How to start looking internally
How to define success
How to take control of your life
The Mind Game
Our mind is a quiet executor of all our wishes. Everything that we have, we unconsciously wanted to have. So, if we unconsciously didn’t want to be successful, that is the reason why we are still not successful. Even though it is easier to look for external factors and blame the circumstances around us for our current situation, change and success have to come internally.
Today, we live in a society that encourages superficiality, lack of attention, and fast pace in everything, but we can choose whether we want to participate in it or not. We always make choices, both consciously and unconsciously. On average, we have around 60,000 unconscious thoughts in a day, and those thoughts are the reflection of the environment that we encourage or disrupt when we are being conscious of what we are doing. We are aware of our actions only three to ten percent of the day, so during that time, we have to choose success so that our brain has the correct information about what we want to achieve while being unconscious.
Sometimes, it is hard to define what success means for us. So, we have to intentionally use our time to think of questions like what do we really want, why do we want it, and what is our leverage to use over ourselves when things get hard. It is crucial to define what success means for us so that we can feel accomplished. Otherwise, we will find ourselves in a state of incompletion, instability, and uncertainty.
Take Control of Your Life
People are unaware of how much control they have over their lives. We gain that control through acceptance of where we are at the moment. For example, you know that in order to sell, you will have to pick up a phone and start calling, and you accepted it. From acceptance, we come to a place to make empowering decisions. You can decide either to call prospects yourself or to hire someone else to do that job for you. Doing a gentle but honest self-reflection, learning, and accepting who you are, gives you the energy to create the life for yourself that you want to live.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.