The One Thing People Don't Know and How it Hurts Them

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
— Mark Twain

Have you ever said any of these statements to yourself or something similar?  

‘I never get the kind of breaks that those people get’.

‘I’m not as smart as her’.

‘She’s out of my league’.

‘I’m not a people person’.

‘Meditation never works for me’.

These are all examples of things we say to ourselves and believe to be true.  I’m still amazed at how many limiting beliefs I recognize that are still lying just under the surface of my fears.  Like two eyes of a crocodile just peaking over the surface of the water.  

Ask yourself this… ‘is what I know really true?’  You can use the power of questions to strip away the potential lies and get to the truth of who you are.  

‘I never get the kind of breaks those people get’

Have you really never had any kind of ‘break’ or ‘luck’?  Does that truly mean you never will?  Can you out-work your ‘lack’ of luck?

‘I’m not as smart as her’

Are you really not smart enough?  Do you have to be as smart as her to have a healthy amount of fulfillment in your life?  Are there people who are tremendously fulfilled who aren’t as smart as her?

‘She’s out of my league’

Who determines the status of a league?  Who determines your status?  Is she even the kind of person you would want to be with?

‘I’m not a people person’

Do you have zero people skills?  Are there people you do like?  Are there people that like you?  Are there things you do with people that you actually enjoy and get energy from?

‘Meditation never works for me’  

Has there ever been a time when you were able to clear your mind and just be?  Does going for a walk ever relax you?  Is your definition of meditation too ‘stuffy’ and based in spiritual elitism as opposed to something more along the lines of getting grounded or centered.

Question those limiting beliefs that you ’know’ to be true.  Use some direct questions to dismantle those things you ‘know’ about yourself that are holding you back.  You can easily swap out these lies for the ones that you may be telling yourself and ask revealing questions accordingly.  You’ll most likely find that they’re rubbish and it’s time to trade them out for better, more productive, thoughts.