There are quite a few people who are successphobic either because they fear success (yes, there are many such people) or have an inability to cross the finish line. The person who fears success has an internal conflict - one part of him wants success and the other fears success. Most successphobics choose the latter. It is a person’s inability to comfortably handle achievement - an unconscious fear. A person who fears success is very much like a person who fears failure – both of them prevent the attainment of their goals.