How Low Will You Go?
Ask yourself this....if you’re hanging on to crappy feeling, “old story”, limiting beliefs, what’s the pay off for you?
Here’s what I know to be true:
sometimes, you stay in a shitty situation because you don’t believe you have a choice.
When I first moved to Chicago, I was in a emotionally abusive relationship. Crazy as it sounds now, I didn’t even know I was in an abusive relationship. I was that manipulated that I believed every horrible thing he told me: how I was lucky to have him, how no one else would ever want me.....fun stuff like that.
Flash forward: one day I woke up...that’s really what it felt like. One day I thought I couldn’t live without him, and the next I was like....WTF am I DOING????
I had my own “Moonstruck” moment----snap out of it! Even though I got myself out of that horrific experience, I can still be triggered by the memories of that time.
Limiting beliefs are like that too.
We carry the stories of our childhood & upbringing with us into adulthood. We believe what the adults tell us is true....after all, they know better than we do, right?
Many of the stories we heard growing up were true for the adults in our lives, but that doesn’t mean they have to be OUR truth.
Many of the stories we hear today don’t have to be our truth, either.
Especially if those stories don’t empower, challenge, or inspire you to be a little better than you were before.
One of my mentors, Amanda Frances* is a powerhouse when it comes to shifting limiting beliefs around money.
One of the most helpful tools I’ve learned from Amanda is examining how much I’m willing to tolerate before I’m ready to drop the old (bullsh*t) story I’m hanging onto & rewrite a new one.
As Abraham-Hicks says, “A belief is just a thought you keep thinking.”
SO.....if you have a thought (story) that doesn’t serve you, you get to change it!
Pretty simple, huh?
Takes practice to rewire your brain, but you can:
- Examine your old beliefs
- Be willing to see things differently
- Ask yourself, “Is this actually true?”----most of the time, it’s not
- Choose the better feeling thought
Decide what you’re available for & what you’re no longer willing to tolerate.
THAT’S your new foundation.
YOU are the co-creator of your life
YOU decide what you are (& aren’t) willing to tolerate
What you believe you can have is what you can get
*Please note: I am a proud member of Amanda Frances' affiliate program, which means that I may receive a commission if you purchase one of Amanda's products. I fully believe in her work and am thrilled to be able to share it with you.