How often do your thoughts get the best of you?
“I can’t do it because I don’t have enough time” (or energy, or money).
“I’m not good enough”
“They don’t like me”
and so on…
How often do you hear yourself talking yourself out of something that may benefit you?
As a coach, I work with many different people, with many different backgrounds and experiences, and one thing we all have in common are our negative thoughts. I like to call that noise.
Noise comes from the things that have been said to us (recently or as we were growing up), the way we see ourselves, the way we see our experiences, and how we see the world.
Most oftentimes those thoughts may talk us into how “dangerous” a situation is—and most oftentimes talk us out of experiences that will help us grow or learn new things.
How interesting is that?
For instance, a few years ago I shared with my husband that I wanted to learn to play the guitar, so he bought me a guitar for Christmas. To be honest, the first time I took it out of the case, I strummed a little. I tried to tune it with an app I downloaded and I broke a string! “I’m not good at this,” I told myself…and I really haven’t picked it up since.
For the last few years, I haven’t really thought about why I didn’t pursue guitar lessons until today. How powerful that thought has been and how it still affected me!
What are some thoughts that go through your head daily?
What are they telling you about who you are and what you’re capable of?
How will you handle them now?
To tell you the truth, I’m more motivated to register for guitar lessons than I ever was. As I write this email, I also looked up when the next classes will take place at the Millington Performing Arts Academy. Winter registration opens soon!
Stay tuned for an invite to my first performance!
As always, however you are feeling today, I want you to know that you are never alone. I encourage you to reach out—if not to me, then to someone!
I believe in you,
P.S. How helpful was this? If you think of someone who may benefit, please do not hesitate to forward this information. Thank you!