Category Archives: Fear of Success

How do people and organizations succumb to the fear of success? I write about this and how to overcome it. I’ve coined a word for the fear of success: éxitophobia, from the Spanish word for success.

éxitophobia 202: aversion to futility

We must cultivate an aversion to futility in our personal and corporate cultures. This will help you to conquer the proclivity toward éxitophobia,* which is the fear of success.  To see this, let’s now jump ahead to chapter 1 of … Continue reading

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éxitophobia 101: the “what now?” syndrome

I am convinced that the primary reason major organizations – whether non-profit or for-profit – fail to accomplish their stated objective is not the fear of failure, but just the opposite.  We suffer from a fear of success.  For instance, … Continue reading

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Am I lying in bed with a naked woman?

Subtitle:  Why Do I Fear Success? This is how I might define success:  Success is the ability to do whatever you want (legally and morally).  In other words, success is the ability to enjoy my life.  Based upon that definition, … Continue reading

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