The Fear of Success: Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Go where you feel most alive.


As a recovering public school system perfectionist, I find myself focusing on all the ways things could go wrong constantly. Usually, I take this to be my fear of failure. I don’t want to be embarrassed or shamed or vulnerable.

But as the years have gone by, I’ve come to a knew conclusion.

I’m afraid of success.

How idiotic, right? I should want to be successful. Take the ‘w.’ Wouldn’t it be my inner-perfectionist’s dream come true?

Well, no worries, folks. Leave it to me to find a way to bring agony to a perfectly good situation!

Today’s episode explores why the fear of success looms so heavy with us along with some conclusions I’ve made on how to fight it.

Extra Goodies

ContraPoints and Cancel Culture

This video slightly made me afraid to make this podcast bigger, but at the same time, it made me realize I could survive any sort of social media blow up. ContraPoints talks about canceling culture, which I think fits perfectly into our fear of success topic. Natalie is an amazing YouTuber and I’d highly recommend checking out her other videos!

Work On Loving Yourself with Blessing Manifesting

Blessing Manifesting is a blog and self-love, one-stop-shop created by Dominee. I discovered this blog this weekend and:

  1. Can’t get over the fun and positive colors/designs.
  2. Love the blog and the way Dominee shares her story.
  3. Learned that she makes workbooks and planners.
  4. Learned that she had A WITCHY PLANNER. My inner hipster witch rejoiced.

Since I’m insane and can never own enough planners, I bought the digital version of the self-care planner. It is so nice and easy to fill out while having trackers to keep tabs on how you’re doing. And yes, it’s just as bright as her website!

Overall, an amazingly positive corner of the internet.

Blessing Manifesting

More Tidbits!

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Wanna support the podcast? Check out our partner below!

BestSelf Co – They have a planner I’ve used for two years, along with a TON of cool productivity tools, so I asked to join their ambassador program! Use code ANGUSEYETEA for 15% off your order.


I am not a health professional. I am simply a human who was diagnosed with an anxiety and depression disorder. Please talk to your friends, family, teachers, doctor, trusted human, etc. if you need help. I also have a resources page on my website that can direct you to different hotlines, therapy websites, and more at

Published by Angus Eye Tea Podcast

A weekly podcast about living with anxiety and depression.

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