I've heard it.
You've heard it.
You're going thru your day, things are going great! You're being productive and looking at doing some new things.
Then you hear it:
"you don't deserve this"
"your not good enough"
"I've already failed so many times before"
What does that voice whisper to you?
Mine, "Keep quiet, no one really wants to hear what you have to say anyway"
This comes from years of mental abuse in a past relationship. Anytime I wanted to talk about something deeper that hi, hello, how are ya, he'd end up cutting me off or he'd immediately go on the defensive and turn everything around and into a fight. So what did I learn to do? Keep my mouth shut, he didn't want or care to hear what I had to say.
How is that hurting me now?
I don't always stand up for myself. I hold back on talking to someone when I know they just need a kind word. I don't live up to my potential because I don't open my mouth and share the knowledge that I have. And because I don't speak up, others don't ask my for opinion or feedback or thoughts......ingraining deeper that no one wants to hear what I have to say.
Are you living out the lies your voice whispers?
"I've already failed so many times before" - So why not just give up and fail again which is only going to strengthen that lie?
"I'm not good enough" - So why try harder, why give it my best, I'm not good enough anyway.
Acknowledge it, name it, but don't believe in it.
Learn from it and grow from it.
I've heard the line in several movies...."the best way to avoid a trap is to know its there."
If you can figure out what that voice is saying to you, whether it has one line repeated over and over or if its several things, you can then confront that belief that is limiting your true potential.
Change the people you are hanging with; change the music you're listening to; change the way you think.
I know, easier said than done. Trust me I know, been working on this for years. The more ingrained those negative thoughts are the longer it can take to get away from them, but it is possible.
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