I have a client who had quite a strong belief that when things went well, something bad was bound to happen.I must admit, I used to resonate with that belief. My upbringing was full of superstitions and one of them was ‘Don’t laugh too much or you’d cry.’
Why? Who said that?
Consciously, I protested. But when everyone repeats that again and again throughout your childhood, those beliefs start sinking in. You water down your joy. Your subconscious looks for connections and when something does go wrong, it latches to that event and runs with it.
So, the next time you start laughing, your mind taps you on the shoulder and says, ‘remember blah-blah?’ And poof, your light goes off in anticipation of a bad thing.
You don’t have to pay price for your joy. You don’t have to earn your happiness. You don’t have to look over your shoulder every time you feel care-free.
Those old beliefs can and will sabotage your life though, if you leave them to their own devices.
Let’s explore this with an example. Maybe your family told you that money doesn’t grow on trees? Money is the root of all evil. Money doesn’t buy happiness. Rich people are greedy. Money is not spiritual. Money spoils you. Sounds familiar?
Well, if you carry these beliefs then how do you expect to make money from your writing?
Are you aware of any old beliefs which play out in your life and sabotage your success?
Drop me a line and then register for my next free call on ‘Overcoming Self-sabotage’, where we’ll dive in at the deep end and heal those limiting beliefs. It’s on 11 january at 2pm UK time. We’ll be exploring self-sabotage. Register at this link and please, fill in this short survey
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