In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill says, “Success comes to those who become success conscious.” As you continue to make positive pivots in your life, it’s not always easy to maintain an upbeat attitude, especially when you allow limited thinking to hold you back.
“Success comes to those who become success conscious.”
Have you ever told yourself, “I want to make a profound impact in the world but I just don’t think I’m smart enough and I don’t have what it takes?” Notice the beliefs in that language: I don’t think and I don’t have”? Let’s be clear — you are not that negative voice in your head. It’s your self-doubt trying to take control — demanding your attention and distracting you from realizing your goal.
You’re not alone. Negative self-talk is common. Whenever I start something new, I’m excited and full of positive expectation. But once I begin to develop a strategy, sometimes I sabotage my efforts by constructing self-imposed obstacles. Self-doubt begins to creep in and threaten my ability to jump over hurdles that will lead to success. I must be aware of what’s going on: My self-doubts are trying to manipulate me into giving up.
If this happens to you, remember who’s in control: YOU! You can allow your negative self-talk to run loose and unchecked. Or you can tame it to mind you and follow your command. Be absolutely certain that your mind is trainable and you are always the dominant, power player. But as ringmaster, it’s important to take a gentle approach.
First be kind to yourself. Never lose sight of your potential. Knowing and believing that you have what it takes makes all the difference. Meditate on this and seek guidance within. You were built for greatness — that’s who you are.
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.”
A line from “Desiderata” says, “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.” When you change your thinking, you change your experience. So the next time your self-doubt appears, laugh and acknowledge it — “Oh, it’s you again, you trifling little thing! I’m busy right now and don’t have time for your nonsense. Go over there and sit still or take a permanent vacation.”
Don’t relinquish your power to self-doubt. Train your mind to do as you say. When thoughts like “I’m not smart enough” or “I don’t have what it takes” try to vie for your attention, exercise your power! Practice muting your negative self-talk so you can focus on your intentions this year.
Focus on replacing thoughts of doubt with thoughts of success. Can you imagine what your life would look like then? You will be unstoppable!
Four Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• This week set a loving intention to begin addressing negative self-talk.
• Start by being kind and believe in yourself because you have everything you need inside of you to accomplish what is yours to do.
• How will being assertive tame your negative self-talk and help you experience success?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.