Fear of Failure
I remember learning in Graduate School about the concepts of “Fear of Failure” and “Fear of Success”. When I did, it was like a light bulb went off in my mind as I began to realize how many people I know limit themselves from achieving greatness because they have a fear they will fail or a fear about what would be expected of them next should they succeed.
I’ve seen these behaviors in people I know and sometimes I am at a loss for what to do about helping them overcome their self-limiting beliefs. They perform self-destructive activities and make excuses for why they don’t succeed or achieve their dreams.
For some people, these fears result in self destructive activities that prevent them from saving enough money to own a home. They fear the responsibility of home ownership or believe that they could never afford to do so. Instead of taking active steps to plan, save and get a piece of the American Dream, they stick it out in a cycle of endless paycheck to paycheck survival and continue to rent for their entire lives.
If you see yourself in these words you do not need to despair. You have options and steps you can take to help you position yourself towards home ownership. I am fortunate enough to belong to an organization – Keller Williams, which has endless resources that allows me to help you own a home. One such resource is Gary Keller’s book “Your First Home”. Following the steps outlined in this book will undoubtedly lead you to owning your first home within a reasonable time period.
I hope you do so and look forward to hearing from you soon.