As a father I unknowingly put the fear of success in my son’s head because my expectations were unrealistic for him. It wasn’t until a major blow out that I realized what I was doing. Here is a good quote that talks about the fear of success.
FEAR OF SUCCESS
“Many players understand fear of failure, but few recognize a problem that has the same symptoms. The fear of success is based on an inability of accepting the perceived responsibility of always being counted on. First, the perception is unrealistic as it exists in the hitter’s own mind -and does not exist in the minds of others”.
-H.A. Dorfman-The Mental Keys to Hitting