You go after what you want. You do all the right things. You kick off with a positive frame of mind. You visualize and create the opportunities. You take a leap of faith and begin.
It's all good, until you see the fruits of your labour just around the corner. You've done everything and now it's only a matter of time.
The closer you get to getting what you want; your excitement turns to something else. You start to experience a growing fear of losing so close to the finish line. You fear being in a situation where you'd say; "it was right there and now it's gone!"
I have had this experience closer to manifesting my dreams. I start to ask myself, 'Will this really happen?' or 'I hope nothing goes wrong'.
Earlier, I used to give in to this chatter. Start making a Plan B. Starting acting on protecting myself in case I fail.
I would even start talking differently. Where I used to talk with confidence on how it will pan out, I noticed myself substitute it with a fake indifference and a hollow confidence that I would be OK even if it failed.
And instead of holding the vision of success and intending positive experiences into being, I would start preparing for the 'doomsday' scenario.
It was no surprise how a lot of it turned out.
Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.
- Abraham-Hicks teachings
Feeling anxiety and fear so close to realization of what you want is normal when you first start to practice manifestations. I think it's because we don't know any better. And it's something that we have wanted and waited for sometime.
Its upto us to hold a vision of our success and hopefully these tips help you get there.
So here are 5 things you can do to overcome fear so close to your success:
- Notice and catch the self-talk that stems from fear. There is a fine line between working through a potential obstacle and planning your failure.
- Re-live the memories of when you began and visualize how you felt.
- Remind yourself that you have already created the success. Time is just catching up to what you have already intended.
- Do something that makes you happy - exercise, cook, read, meditate, watch a movie, write.
- Talk to your trusted advisor - friend, family member, coach, or mentor. A positive external feed does the trick