Most of us are still playing old tapes about who we are. We remember the insecurities of youth, the things we didn’t excel at, the challenges to success, our mistakes.
Nothing wrong with that; it’s a condition of being human that we remember negatives easier than positives.
The problem comes when we think those things are still true for us. When we behave as though all the years of learning, exposure and experience accounted for nothing.
Yes, I was once unconfident, afraid to express my opinions, never willing to volunteer for something I hadn’t done before.
But I’m not that person anymore, so I don’t need to behave as though I don’t have confidence.
Over the past several weeks I’ve had many conversations with people who are struggling today. My advice is always to do an self-image upgrade. That simply means to take stock of who you are now, what gifts and talents you now have, what successes you’ve lived and make that your current self-image. You have grown beyond your 20-year-old self. Your self-image needs to reflect who you are now.
Try this ONE thing
Take some time to reflect on who you are today. Capture all the things you’ve accomplished and how far you have come. And when that voice from your past wants to remind of old struggles, simply thank it and send it on its way. You’re all about who you are now!
Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?
Despite all your successes, do you sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?
Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?
If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here, karen.laidlaw.theONEthing@outlook.com, and let’s talk!