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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Fear of success

If you are afraid of achievement and succeeding, you have a fear of success. This time waster is when someone has an unconscious aversion to achieve and because of that, tends to do things to sabotage his or her efforts to succeed. Those who fear success often lack the self-confidence to feel that they can handle whatever fantasies they feel about the trappings that success might bring.

Possible causes

The root of this time waster may be parents or authority figures during the formative years that were very successful themselves, but it took a toll on the family. For that reason, success may be seen as something that comes with too high an emotional price. Or, by contrast, someone may have been raised in a family where the parents ...

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