A recent story on an Entreleadership podcast about how circus elephants are trained inspired me to think about this question:
What lies or partial truths do we believe about ourselves that are holding us back?
I came up with nine that I’ve struggled with at various times:
- “I am not enough.”
- “My dream is impossible.”
- “I am not unique. My voice doesn’t matter.”
- “I am alone.”
- “Being selfish is (always) wrong.”
- “I am too old/too young.”
- “If only I had ____, I would be happy.”
- “(S)he has it so much easier than I do.”
- “My past defines me.”
Those voices in your head – or those from the people around you that are less than supportive – need addressed. They need to be weighed against reality, against truth that others have instilled somewhere deep inside of you, with scripture – but evaluate for sure.
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