With success comes change. This fuels anxiety because we are creatures of habit who find comfort in our routines. We hesitate to enter uncharted waters even if this is our best course of action. I have professionally encountered numerous people who resisted letting go of unhealthy habits or toxic partners because they were afraid to change their lives. They preferred the certainty of the present rather than the uncertainty that accompanies change.The Fear of Success Can Sabotage Your Life Goals | Psychology Today
Many also fear success because it can come with great responsibility. People in positions of authority are held at a higher standard. When things go wrong, it can be easier to deflect the responsibility and potential consequences that may come with it.