A participant asks a question about fear and the role it plays in becoming successful or not. Sadhguru answers, “Do not even think of success, just enhance your capabilities.” He continues to explain that by focusing on enhancing your being to its highest possible level, success will be the natural outcome.
Questioner: Please relate fear, apathy and success. How to conquer fear and apathy on the way to success? That’s all.
Sadhguru: Okay. Fear about, ‘Whether I will be successful or not?’ Where does apathy come in? No, your individual fear about, ‘Whether I will be successful or not?’ Is that what you’re talking? See, that’s… that’s exactly what I have been telling you till now; do not even think of success, just enhance your capabilities, strive to enhance who you are, then what you can do you will anyway do, isn’t it? Right now, you have an idea of success but you don’t have the competence for that. You want to go somewhere, but you don’t have the legs to get there. Now naturally there will be fear, naturally there’ll be all kinds of unnecessary struggles and emotions – instead of that, at this stage in your life if you just focus on seeing how to enhance this human being to the highest possible level that you can, success will be a downhill run, not an uphill task.
So if you’re going downhill, there is no fear, isn’t it? Because, ‘Whether I can get there or not, whether I can get there or not.’ You’re working towards somebody else’s idea of success. You’re working towards somebody else’s idea of success; that is not success. Your success is you as a human being – you found your full potential, this is your success and that’s all you can do. Whether you stand on your head or you stand on your feet – the best that you can do. If this human being finds his fullest potential, that’s all you can do. No matter what you do, you cannot do more, isn’t it? Certain circumstances sometimes will lift us up, certain circumstances sometimes may not, but in the given circumstance if you have blossomed to your fullest level, you will do well, isn’t it? Don’t think of success and be fearful about it, just see how to make this one more and more capable. If the competence and capability is there, success will come as we deserve it.
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