Yesterday I began a five day challenge. A challenge about having a successful mindset.
I had been grappling with an internal dialogue and had not quite deciphered what was going on.
In this challenge, they asked us about our limiting beliefs. What are the beliefs that are holding you back from taking action in your life? Actions aligned with what it is you really want for your life?
What I realised was I was becoming aware, I was becoming much more self aware. Willing to look at myself. Willing to look at the things that don't work or don't quite work as well as I would like them to.
I also realised I am becoming more open. More open to seeing things I have never seen before about myself and about others. More open to seeing opportunities unfold before me. More open to saying yes.
I put myself in the right space. I put myself in the right environment. I said yes to challenges, I said yes to coaches, and mentors, I said yes to learning about myself, and yes to learning how to create something for me, for my future, for my family.
In learning about the construct of a limiting belief where really any belief is limiting, I began to hear some of my own. I also began to here just how debilitating and disabling they are. Then it got me thinking what limiting beliefs am I holding on to and how have they held me back.
I asked myself, why am I making myself small?
When I can be myself with no fear of opinion, or judgement, then who knows how the conversation will arise and what’s possible. What if I’ve been missing out on real and authentic conversations? Real opportunities to be myself?
Because who I know myself to be, is this committed, compassionate, transformational human being who is willing to turn herself inside out to create anything for herself and her life. I’m unleashed and unreasonable, I’m gratitude, happiness, kindness, love and joy, I’m also peace. I am much more than my limiting beliefs!
See so when our internal dialogue and our limiting beliefs run the show it turns out like this: I’m pretending I don’t care what you think of me but really I care deep down a lot what you think of me, I’m not worthy or deserving of your time or for you to listen to me. I have nothing of value to contribute. I don’t belong etc etc
Here is the funny flip side of all this. Had I just switched off the internal dialogue and the limiting beliefs, I can just be myself. That’s all I need to be. Be me.
Being me is also fun, funny, kind, caring, and the real me is someone who creates the relatedness. There is no gap.
See I am you, and you are me. How could there be a gap?
Stop playing small now, you have this big wide world waiting for you to show up as who you are. You can’t do it alone, coaches and mentors, a community of literally gem after gem willing and committed to turning you out.
What if I told you those unreachable humans who you respect and admire and want to emulate are actually a product of something you create? A thought. An inspiring thought. A thought that says something like: I want to be just like them. Now this is my life’s journey to emulate their way of being but in my own special unique way.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.