Let’s pick up where we left off in yesterday's post: How your perceived self worth can cause you to sabotage your success and prosperity.
Every day of your life you subconsciously answer the question, “How much abundance can I stand today?” You don’t even know you’re asking it, but your subconscious mind is asking it all the time.
And the answer to that question is determined by your self worth…
Not your real self worth. Because your real self worth is worthy!!! You deserve to be healthy, happy and prosperous. But your subconscious mind is going to answer the question based on your PERCEIVED self worth.
You will manifest prosperity in direct proportion to the degree you believe you are worthy of it.
Read that last sentence again. Because that is where the breakthrough starts. But just starts. Because here’s where you need to go next…
Remember that you’re conscious of every petty, jealous, or mean thought you ever have. And you have vivid recollections of every mistake you ever made, every bad thing you’ve ever done, and everything you’ve ever regretted doing.
Every time you have caught yourself doing something like this, you’ve likely lowered the perception you have of your own self worth. And remember what we discussed yesterday…
Subconsciously you know you’re supposed to be punished for bad things. So you punish yourself, not even knowing you’re doing it, by self-sabotaging yourself.
When it comes to prosperity no one gets what they deserve. You get what you BELIEVE you deserve. And if you don’t believe you’re worth enough, the self-sabotage starts.
How does this play out? Let me count the ways:
• Starting arguments with your spouse to create drama;
• Food, alcohol, or other drug abuse;
• Accepting lower wages or exploitative work situations;
• Settling for negative, dysfunctional relationships;
• Vegging out with TV or Farmville five hours a day;
• Walking away from lucrative opportunities; and,
• Literally hundreds of other scenarios.
I promise you the people around you aren’t telling you about the bad thoughts they’re having. So you think they’re saints and you’re a sorry sinner. But EVERYONE does bad things. Lots of them.
Welcome to the training program we call life. You’re human. Humans make mistakes. Humans sometimes do things that are stupid, inconsiderate and not nice.
The Pope leaves wet towels on the floor. When Princess Di was shagging the Prince, she was really fantasizing about Zach Efron. Gandhi slammed the door sometimes.
At the last supper, Jesus was talking with food in his mouth. Buddha actually stole that milk and rice pudding from Sujata. And Mother Teresa thought Johnny Depp had a cute ass.
Yeah, you’ve done a lot of horrible things. So has everyone else. Get over it. And know this…
It’s something quite ironic. And could be the biggest breakthrough for thousands of you. If you really “get” this, it could be the thing that stops your self-sabotage cycle forever. Here’s the insight:
The better a person you are – the more caring, sensitive, and self-aware you are – the harder you judge yourself. The irony is that often those of us with the highest morals, standards, and values sometimes actually have the lowest sense of self worth! Because we fail to meet our standards on a daily basis…
You know why the Pope, Princess Di, Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha, and Mother Teresa demonstrated such lives of prosperity, even though they had the same human frailties as the rest of us? They accepted their humanity and realized that included both good and bad.
They forgave themselves.
And instead of punishing themselves, they changed the equation: They decided to pay it forward. Instead of dwelling upon their flaws, they celebrated their gifts and chose service to others. They broke the self-sabotage cycle and accepted themselves as worthy.
And that’s what YOU must do…
Like yin and yang, we all have positive and negative aspects. That’s part of the “how to be a human” class we’re all enrolled in.
That doesn’t make you less worthy. You were born to be healthy, happy, and prosperous.
Please. Forgive yourself. Give yourself permission for prosperity. Give yourself permission to win!
You up for that?