Last week our cousins across the pond were celebrating Thanksgiving Day and for many, this celebration is a gentle prod to remind us to acknowledge what we feel thankful for in our lives.
If you had a pound for every time you said to yourself, 'If only there were more hours in the day', would you be a millionaire?
I've met many people for whom time, time and time again is an ever present issue. Rather than accept that there are only 24hours in a day, the temptation is often to resist this all important fact and grow increasingly despairing about the amount of work to be done and the lack of time in which to do it.
However, as Carl Jung once said, 'What you resist persists.'
This may well be an opportune moment to step back, take stock and reflect on a new approach.
I have a confession to make. There is no foolproof way to bust a limiting belief by reading and taking action on a blog post.
However, if you followed the steps in Busting limiting beliefs (Part 1) you will definitely have begun the process of loosening those limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
Beliefs have a powerful self-fulfilling effect. Whether you believe you can or can’t do something, you are right!
This is a double-edged sword. Empowering beliefs are a pathway to our success. Think about how you feel when you genuinely believe you can do something wonderful, something amazing. It's an incredible feeling.
Disempowering (or limiting) beliefs on the other hand have the opposite effect, keeping us small, stuck in our comfort zone and unwilling to stretch ourselves.
Did you know that we each have about 65,000 thoughts a day? And that 90% of these are thoughts we had yesterday, the day before and the day before that?
Because the thoughts that run through our mind affect our decisions, behaviours and actions, it's imperative to be as mindful and aware of those thoughts as we can be.
One of the quickest ways to break negative or unhelpful thought patterns is to reframe the thoughts. In other words, to offer ourselves an alternative perspective.
Have you ever looked in the mirror before giving an important presentation and said to yourself, 'I can do this!'? How did using those words make you feel? Empowered? Excited? A bit of a fraud?
The power of positive thinking is not a new concept so, when it comes to career progression, is it really possible to talk yourself to the top?
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