We’ve been exploring some of the stories we tell ourselves, and how they can hold us back from achieving what we really want. Last post we looked at the false emotional rewards you create, that actually hold you back.
So far I have asked you to do some honest introspection, to discover the stories you tell yourself, the false reward you’ve been getting, and then to release those stories that don’t serve you.
Here’s the last step, and it’s essential…
Once you recognize all these self-defeating beliefs – thank them for being there. Seriously. Because the reason you created them was to protect yourself. They don’t actually protect you, but at your previous stage of consciousness (and sub-consciousness), you believed they did.
It’s important to recognize this, because the point of all this is not to slide down into self-loathing. It is to recognize the beliefs that were sabotaging you and replace them with beliefs that empower you.
Please. Forget the self-flagellation. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing.) Forgive yourself. Celebrate what you’ve discovered and start moving forward to where you want to be!