Why Women Fear Success More Than Failure

It is surprising to note that a lot of women fear success more than failure. Failure seems quite familiar in a woman’s world, and they can handle it with so much grace. But success for a woman means leaving her comfort zone and venture into a more unfamiliar territory that does not hold the well padded perimeter of predictability.

This is probably the primary reason why success is most often secondary to a relationship in a woman’s world. Many women fear success for the impact it can have on their relationships, most especially with the ones they love most.

Success means less time and attention for their loved ones and it has always been a reality that the higher a woman goes on the ladder of success, the more the ground rumbles at her home front. That must be one of life’s greatest paradoxes for the woman, and the very few that are able to establish a comfortable balance between success and her family life are truly a commendable breed.

A single successful woman worries about meeting the right man who won’t be intimidated by her achievements, and the blatant truth is that it’s hard to find one who won’t be. If she is married or has a family, a woman’s success is normally thwarted by the gravitational pull of maternal guilt. There’s nothing that weighs down a woman more than the guilt of not being around for the children most of the time.

Women fear success for good reasons – because the reasons actually exist. They got a lot at stake since success will bring about change, which when brought about drastically, may cause major upheavals at the home front. They key to approaching success in a woman’s world is to accept it gradually. Face one challenge at a time. Success in a woman’s world usually comes as a result rather than a goal. To work with what is available at a particular time and not go beyond is vital to keeping a healthy balance in a woman’s world.…