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EFT Script: Releasing the Fear that Success Creates More Opportunities for Failures

(This EFT script was first published in Metta Center newsletter, September 2010.)

Success and failure are siblings, I believe.

Failures are great learning opportunities and help us build a strong foundation for future successes. Success brings us to new experiences where further successes (and failures) are possible.

Sometimes, we keep ourselves small and not very successful in life because we fear that our success might lead to unwanted failure.

So here's an EFT script to release the fear that success can create more opportunities for failure.

Tap on the Karate Chop point or rub on the Sore Spot as you say the following setup statements:

"Even though I am afraid that my success can create more opportunities for me to fail, I deeply and completely accept this fear and myself."

"Even though I don't like the thought of failing after my success, so a part of me would rather sabotage me from achieving my success to protect me from further failures, I deeply and completely accept who I am without judgment. I appreciate all of me."

"Even though I feel this fear of more painful failures, and this fear often holds me back in my movement forward in my life, I forgive myself, I forgive this fear, I forgive everyone involved, and I am willing to heal this fear. I know I deserve to move freely and joyously towards my success. I am willing to consider that it can be safe and fun for me to be successful."

Tap on the indicated EFT points and say the reminder phrases, as suggested below, either aloud or in your mind. You can change the reminder phrases to whatever words that fit you better.

Beginning of Eyebrow: "I am afraid that my success can create more failures for me."
Side of Eye: "I don't want to fail anymore. I don't like failures. I don't want to be open to more failures. I have enough of failures in my life."
Under Eye: "I am angry about the times I failed myself or others, or the times others failed me."
Under Nose: "Success feels like it can open possibilities for more failures. I don't like what success can mean to me."
Chin: "A deep part of me is not keen about being successful and all that it means and all that it might bring."
Collarbone: "Success doesn't feel safe for me."
Under Arm: "I am not certain success is safe for me."
Inside of Wrist: "I have no idea how negatively I have thought of success. No wonder I sabotage my success as a way to keep myself safe."
Top of Wrist: "I wonder if it is time to release this fear. What if success also can create more opportunities for more success?"
Top of Head: "Would I like that?"

Beginning of Eyebrow: "I am open to healing this fear. I am open to letting go of all the anger, resentment, grief, disappointment and other negative emotions I have held connected to my past failures. I am even open to forgiving others for their failures."
Side of Eye: "I am open to experiencing that success can be safe for me."
Under Eye: "I realize that what I do with my success is up to me. Yes, there are opportunities for failure but there are also opportunities for success. And I am open to experiencing that my each of my success inspire me to create more successes in my life."
Under Nose: "I have decided not to be afraid of failures anymore. I have decided not to be afraid of successes either."
Chin: "A deep part of me might still feel afraid of my successes. I wonder what it needs to feel comforted and calm."
Collarbone: "I choose to listen to my inner guidance as to what would be comforting and calming for me as I create and embrace my success."
Under Arm: "I choose to be open to considering that success is safe for me."
Inside of Wrist: "I choose to view success as a positive experience. I no longer need to sabotage my successes as a way to keep me safe."
Top of Wrist: "I invite and direct my whole being to heal this fear and to release this old pattern of sabotaging my success. I am eagerly anticipating my successes and having fun at creating my fulfilling life."
Top of Head: "I would love that very much!"

Tap as often as you like to shift your energy on this topic. If you find that you continue to have residual fear that success leads to potential failures, it can be very helpful to tap on specific past events connected to this. Usually it is not the failures that we fear, but the backlash of negative emotions connected to those failures.

Remember that we have the power to release our own negative emotions and shift our thoughts. We no longer need to fear either failure or success.

This EFT script is provided by Christine Metawati as a good faith effort to expand the use of EFT in the world. It represents her ideas and do not necessarily represent those of Gary Craig or EFT. Complete understanding of EFT and the EFT training videos are available at


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