I Don’t Think I Have What it Takes…

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I must hear this at least once a week from one of my clients – not all of them at the same time and none of them feel this way all of the time…but from time to time, that self doubt creeps in for all of us.

For me it sometimes happens after I’ve upleveled my thinking, my investments in my business and stepped out in the world in a big way.  So much energy went into getting to that next level – and then where am I?  At the bottom, looking up at the next level.

Where is it coming up for you?

“I don’t think I have what it takes to (fill in your blank here).”  Could be your business, your relationship, losing weight, quitting smoking.  Whatever.

Now look at what’s really behind that question. Are you afraid of what someone will think if you stop being polite all the time and give your real opinion on something? Are you afraid to take a risk in your business ’cause… what if it doesn’t work out? Do you have the voices of your childhood in your head? Telling you to play small so you don’t rock the family boat. Telling you not to get “too big for your britches?” Asking “who do you think you are?”

When I get in this place, I have to ask myself a series of  questions.

What if I don’t have what it takes?

What if I do have what it takes?

What does it take anyway???

As I answer each question, I must ask myself – and what does that mean?  And keep digging deeper – and what does that mean?  Until I get to the core issue of what’s going on.

For me, when I dig really deep, that question is just the voices of my childhood slapping me down to size, telling me I can’t outgrow the limitations that keep my family together and insisting I’m just fine living a contracted life. I let those voices in for a bit to see who they belong to – and why they needed me to be that person.

AND THEN…I choose differently! I make my choices based on my new, expanded self who believes that I DO have what it takes to do, be or have anything I want. I make my choices based on my belief that God wants me to live an expanded life – giving and receiving love, inspiration and connection.

I mean really, if we’re created in the image of God – who am I to doubt what I can be, do or have?  Did God create me to live a small, contracted life worrying all along the way until it’s over?  Or did God create me to live the biggest, most expanded, prosperous, abundant life?

What I know for sure, is that it’s ALL there for me when I get out of my own way.

Who are YOU called to be today?

I believe in you.

Linda

 

 

 

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