Do you remember been asked as a child ,"who do you want to be when you grow up"? You would have answered with no hesitation, you want to be a astronaut or a firefighter? or whatever it is you felt you wanted to do, Where is that dream now? Where did that belief go? As children we feel these dreams are achievable no matter how far fetched they are
As we grow into our adulthood, we start to let self-doubt and other people's opinions shape our identity. We lose our childhood hopes and dreams and go in the direction of what others are doing and listen to our own self doubts.
We stay in a 9-5 non-fulfilling career because that is all we know.We spent most of our time on earth working yet our Old beliefs established as a child that no longer hold true are stopping us from fulfilling our deepest passions and living the life we deserve.
The good news is those beliefs can be turned around by reprograming the subconscious mind, reframing our negative self-talk into a more positive state.
3 Limiting Beliefs keeping you from your dream job;
1. I'm not good enough
Is this your negative self-talk talking? Do you feel that who you are is not good enough for the job at large. This stemmed from an experience in your childhood that shaped this view you have of yourself. Think back to the first time you felt you were not good enough. Did you fail a test and at that point felt like you were not good enough, or maybe you were told you were not good at something and then started criticising what you can and can't do? Think back, how are you different now? Does this belief still hold true? I can remember the first time I felt like I am not good enough came into play when my parents received my report card. I struggled passing subjects even if I really tried. This effected the way I viewed my intelligence for a very long time.
I am not good enough was replaying in my life over and over again. I missed out on opportunities due to my lack of self confidence. I started to look at things differently when I started studying life coaching. Through my schooling years, I would only achieve what I could have achieved with the skills I had. Now as an adult I can gain the skills needed and seek the resources I needed to gain the knowledge I missed. From then, my confidence in my knowledge grew, I started seeking jobs I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and it's the best thing I ever did.
Look at your life when did you last say to yourself 'm not good enough?
Where did this thought pattern stem from?
How can you look at things differently?
How you have overcome hurdles in your life?
2. I have been here for years this is all I know!
If you are in this mindset, chances are you fear change! Old feelings surface in this shift, you might find yourself remembering that your Dad didn't like his job, but expressed that most people don't, and that is the way it is, or Maybe it was important to your parents that you have a “safe, secure job.” We stay as we fear the unknown. You know deep down inside you could do better then the job you have, but you know you can do your job with your eyes closed. You have learnt all there is to know and the only thing you are looking forward to is the end of the week pay check. You have lost the passion that got you the job in the first place. Ask yourself what is keeping me here?
look at things differently challenge yourself to see things in a different light. "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be" - John Wooden.
3. What if I fail?
But darling what if you fly?
We are always worried about failing. What would happen to my life? I would be deemed as a failure, a loser. Afraid of being judged for taking a risk, giving it a go and failing! What do you gain from by staying in your safety bubble, how do you grow? How do you know you will not succeed if you are not willing to give it a go?
To remain where you are is failing, as you have so much potential but it is wasted on your limited belief. Imagine you succeeding. List everything that comes to mind about your success. Remind yourself of this feeling every time self-doubt gets in your way. Do not waste any more time hesitating, go out spread your wings and fly! "What is the point of being alive if you do not at least try to do something remarkable?" - John Green
Let your Inner Beauty Shine, live your life with a fulfilling career, with direction and passion by reframing your thoughts and implementing a positive way of thinking, you can create the job of your dreams.
Follow your dreams create your reality!
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