We are often the last to hear what we say to ourselves. We often repeat certain things for so long that we have accepted them as reality. Fish see water last as that old saying goes.
Yesterday I was working at my other job. I dropped something and the cap broke so I informed my manager. She tried to fix it as I had which did not work. The product was still good but not able to be sold to the buying public. She asked me if I wanted it. Out of my mouth without even thinking came these words: “It doesn’t seem right that I should be rewarded for breaking something.” That was obviously an unconscious rote belief that was running me.
I didn’t drop it or break it on purpose. Each of us in the department drop things from time to time. Sometimes product containers break and sometimes they don’t. My conscious mind then kicked into gear internally. That product was on my purchase list to try. However, I still couldn’t accept it by allowing myself to speak up and change those words.
Later, being the coach I am, I started to examine where else in my life that limiting belief may be causing problems in my life. I obviously learned that belief in my youth at some point.
Do you have that belief? Do you think you can’t receive what you would like because of perceived mistakes or imperfections? On the flip side, do you blame others for your own choices – conscious or unconscious? Those ways of thinking and being represent a fixed mindset and limited possibilities.
What if everything is an opportunity for growth and learning? What if a test score or test results are not meant to be emblazoned tattoos on one’s forehead that must be borne throughout life? Conversely, what if stellar scores are not meant to be used as coasters but rather as benchmarks instead? What if we are all meant to have a little of both from time to time in life to further our joy, growth and progress?
Everything you want in and for your life requires that you are able to receive it in body, mind and spirit: own it, be grateful for it and know you are already worthy of it. God created you as an already worthy co-creator and flows through you every moment of every day.
How good a receiver are you? Do you act on opportunities and ideas with gratitude as though you already believe in and embody positive results?
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I hope to meet you soon,