You’re just not taught how to be.
Instead, you’re taught fear.
You’re taught to conform.
You’re taught it has to be scientifically proven for it to matter.
You’re taught to always be nice, to not shake things up, to not be anyone more than others expect to be.
So you fear doing anything different.
You don’t believe in yourself.
You hesitate to say I CAN, which paves the way to I WILL, and then I AM DOING IT.
You have all the resources within you to make changes to your life. You just need to know what they are.
You have to drop all the stories in your head that tell you you’re not capable.
If you’re reading this already, then you’re on the right track.
Here’s a simple exercise to remind you that you are the creator of your life:
Reflect back on key moments in your life where you achieved something, turned around an experience, made the big leap, or went on an adventure. List down as much of them as possible.
If you’re reading this and you’re going, “But I’m a homebody. I haven’t travelled anywhere. I just did what I was told to do.”
If that’s you, reflect on the various phases of your life. For example, in high school, was there one subject where you were really good at and you just knew it like the back of your hand? If you’ve had children, reflect on how you managed to get through your pregnancy, the birth process, and being a mum. All of these count for something.
You’re capable in so many ways… you just need to start acknowledging them.
I remember someone telling me before that they’re not courageous at all. Having known this person all my life and knowing she’s travelled on her own for the first time overseas when she was in her 40s, I reminded her of how willing she was to extend herself for that experience.
So as you reflect, I invite you to describe what enabled you to do the million and one things you’ve done in your life. I’m pretty sure that list will get pretty long in no time. 😉
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