Updated: Aug 2
Think back to a time when you believed you could do anything.
When you were fierce, fearless, and not worried about screwing anything up.
Why did you stop believing it?
When I was a kid, I loved watching syndicated re-runs of the old 60's sitcom Bewitched. It wasn't because of the totally badass but lovably daffy witch Samantha. I was fascinated by the career of her husband, Darrin Stephens. I loved the idea of coming up with ideas that then everyone would see on TV and in magazines and on billboards. And even though I witnessed Darrin frequently being yelled at by his boss and clients, it was all part of the fun in my little kid mind, and I was hooked.
So I manifested that career. I believed my whole life that I was capable and there was no reason I shouldn't do the exact thing I had dreamed of since childhood.
What I also manifested was the part about being yelled at by bosses and clients. Not all bosses and clients, but enough to make it a super stressful job that wasn't anything like what I had envisioned as a little kid. I was crushed.
The point I'm making is that all of us, at one time, believed we could do/be/have anything we wanted. We were tenacious and fearless about getting it. We believed we deserved it.
And I'll bet there was a time when you actually got it, and (like me) it turned out to be something that crushed you. And with that crushing went pieces of that inner knowing, that trust in yourself and your dreams, that sense of deserving and confidence that you could achieve it.
What I want you to know is all of that is still within you. It's just that the tough breaks and bad experiences that have come your way also sowed the seeds of doubt, uncertainty, questioning, fear of failure, and a gazillion other things.
This is so normal! It is the human condition. But if I told you it doesn't have to be this way, would you believe me?
I'm living proof that it doesn't have to be this way. But to change it, you have to do some work. This work is simple, but it's not easy. Because your mind, well worn to throw up all the defeatist stories, wants to stop you from doing this work.
Why? Because there's too much uncertainty on the other side. And uncertainty, to your mind, is like death. And your mind's ONLY job is to keep you alive! So it will pull out all the stops to keep you from this certain "death."
So if you think, "I don't really love this career I'm in, but it's too scary to think of all the bad things that could happen if I quit," your mind has already fast-forwarded to the vision of you living in a cardboard box. And then dying.
The thing is, you and I know that you're not going to die. And if you really sit with this problem and think of all the bad things that could happen, the strong probability is that they won't, or if they do, you will recover. (Think hard on that one: We all have a recovery story that is proof positive that we have the ability to recover!)
What's happening is what I call TFAR: Your mind is creating a THOUGHT that triggers a FEELING, which causes you to take ACTION (or inaction), which yields a RESULT.
And the result always validates the original thought.
But great news! You can change your thoughts. I know what you're thinking (there you go again, mind!) "That's impossible!" But I can assure you that if I can, you can.
It's not an overnight solution. The work of separating you from your mind, of reconnecting with your higher self and creating lasting change is simple, but not easy. It takes discipline and focus. Like anything meaningful that's ever come to you, it takes work.
But this work? It's the most important work of your life.
And today I'm giving you an incredibly simple tool to get started on this work.
This is far and away one of the most effective tools I have in my wheel house. Not only have I used it myself with tremendous success to overcome a lifetime of Imposter Syndrome, I've shared it with dozens of clients who have experienced their own massive breakthroughs.
You won't believe how simple this tool is to use...and you really won't believe how life-changing it will be. So try it out, and let me know how it works for you.
And if it does work for you, I invite you to join me and your new soul tribe in LIMITLESS ...where we'll go even deeper into the permanent changes you can make to change your life forever. See you in there!