- Do I hesitate to ask for what I want?
- Do I truly believe that I can achieve my dreams?
- Do I speak up in meetings at work?
- Do I wake up in the morning eager to work toward my dreams?
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Your Mind Is Your Most Powerful Tool
We all hold within us stories from our childhood. We carry stories about holiday traditions and the right way to make our beds. We also absorb how to find love and care by observing our parents, siblings, teachers and friends. We learn from everyone how society works, what we can and can’t do without getting into trouble, and what kind of personality we have —humorous, kind, introvert, extrovert, nerdy, stubborn.
We carry these stories, both good and bad, into our grown-up lives. We form and frame our outlook around these stories, accepting the limitations that were set when our personalities were just starting to develop. Then we spend the rest of our adult lives allowing that inner child tell us what we can and can’t have, be or do.
My usual state is to wonder whether I’m worthy enough. That tiny voice deep inside whispers that I can’t do or achieve certain things. I’m certainly not going to get rid of those fears overnight, and neither are you. But you can use that fear as faith to keep pushing toward your dreams.
To begin, take out a piece of paper. You’ll need to explore what thoughts are holding you back. Do you struggle with self-worth? Are you anxious about failing or perhaps of succeeding? When a different opportunity arises, do you move forward with a yes attitude?
Here are four questions to ask yourself to help pinpoint and overcome your limiting beliefs:
Once you recognize your doubts and limiting beliefs, you must continue to work at encouraging yourself in those moments of self-doubt. You will soon find, when the pesky voice of limitation disappears, that your mind is your most powerful tool.
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