How are you all doing, my friends? We’ve all crossed into new territory with the current circumstances. New is often stressful, even fearful. Let us remember that we are in this together. Let us see how much we take for granted when things are “normal” and learn to appreciate it more. Let us use this moment to raise our awareness point us on a better trajectory going forward.
Most of all, just in case no one else reminds you today, you are awesome!
They say you are what you eat and it’s true. Equally, true is you are what you think. What you think constantly – your Self-talk – is who you become. How many times a day are you thinking and even saying these limiting words and allowing them to take root in your consciousness? The first step is to notice them. The second is to eliminate or at least reduce them.
I’m powerless to…
I’m not as good as…
I’m no good at…
I’m a victim of…
It’s just the way I am.
I always (negative thought)…
(Some outside force…often God or government) will do it for me.
I’m not meant to be happy, successful, etc.
You may may hear these in your head or you may have some of your own. Reverse your limiting thoughts and turn them into your affirmations. Use the affirmations until you have banished the limiting thoughts.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!
There’s an old German proverb that says, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
You want to build your side business, change jobs, or go back and get that degree, but something is stopping you. Sure, time, money, the ease of staying put are often the easy culprits. Are they really the reasons you haven’t taken action or is there a conscious or unconscious fear anchoring you in place?
Change is a wolf and our fears about it do make it look bigger than it is. Are you feeling a little fear about the change? It doesn’t mean you’re coward or weak, it just means your human and you’ve allowed the wolf of fear to swallow your dream.
Want to know a secret? Most of the time, that wolf is a shadow puppet on the walls of your mind. It’s only as big as you make it.
Powerhack: Here are some things you can do turn stagnant fear into action when you’re stuck.
Just jump – do you remember, as a kid, the first time you jumped off a diving board?You had that same lump in your throat you have about this. You stared at the water, you counted, and you heard your self-talk talking you out of it. Finally, one of your friends yelled, “Just jump!” That was the solution. You shut down your mind and just acted. Before you knew it, you were hitting the refreshing water and rising back to the surface in joy. That worked out and so will this.
Dream bigger – yeah, this one gets a bad rap because everyone says it, but it’s applicable here. Maybe you don’t have a dream big enough to overcome your fear of acting. Have you ever REALLY wanted something? I mean REALLY? You let nothing stand in your way. If this dream doesn’t have you that passionate, dream a bigger dream.
Find examples – maybe you’re thinking, “Someone my age can’t do that” or “Someone in my situation can’t do that.” Wrong! I simply guarantee you’re wrong. There is someone out there who overcame none than you to get what you want. Find them and let their story inspire you.
Past is prologue– you’ve done this before. At some point in your life, you faced a challenge, thought you couldn’t, but did anyway. Remember those examples and be inspired that you’ve done it before and you can do it again.
See, that wolf isn’t as big as he seems. In the face of your determination, he turns into a lovable pup.
Just in case no one else had reminded you today, you’re AWESOME!