Having the knowledge of what it takes to succeed is not really an assurance of success. Knowledge on its own does not make for success, it is the knowledge applied that has the power to deliver the desired result.

Many will never make money in life, because fear won’t allow them to put their knowledge to work. The fear of failure is one major hindrance why many will never be prosperous. Until you overcome this, you might not be able to take the necessary steps that should make for your prosperity.

The question is this, would you allow fear rob you of your financial destiny? Every man has fear, including those that are making money. The difference is that they have learnt to master their fear, by taking steps in spite of their fear.

A police man on an assignment to arrest armed robbers has fear, yet he goes against the robbers. It is taking steps in spite of fear that makes you a master over fear. Every time fear whispers to you “what if this does not work ” reply with “what if it does work “.Then go ahead and put your plans to work. Feel the fear and do it anyway!

Fear is, and always has been, the greatest enemy of mankind. Fear of failure can cage and in truth it is caging destinies. You must not allow it to cage your financial destiny. Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,”

Jesus comparing the kingdom of heaven said, “It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities.   To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left.   Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment.  The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money. “After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them.  The one given five thousand dollars showed him how he had doubled his investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’ “The servant with the two thousand showed how he also had doubled his master’s investment.  His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’   “The servant given one thousand said, ‘Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways, that you demand the best and make no allowances for error.  I was afraid I might disappoint you, so I found a good hiding place and secured your money. Here it is, safe and sound down to the last cent.’ “The master was furious. ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest. “‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb.” Matthew 25:14-28(MSG)

The young man who got one thousand dollars could do nothing with the money. Fear robbed him of all strength and action. Fear got him paralyzed, and made him inactive. And at the end, fear did not allow him fulfill his financial destiny.


Please note that the master was furious with this fearful chap and said, ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that!

Never be afraid of making mistakes. People fail forward to success. The truth is that successful people fail many more times than failures do, but the difference is the successful will never allow their past failures hinder them from taking the next necessary step of action.

Success truly is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment!

Confucius said, more than 4,000 years ago, Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Refuse to be the “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Go out there and confront your fear. Take action in spite of your fear!

To Your Prosperity

Sharon Akinoluwa

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