What are ‘limiting beliefs’? Basically, it’s that ‘stuff’ that holds us back in our lives and whose main objective is to squelch the vibrant soul within each of us. Limiting beliefs are what I refer to as ‘interference’, the stuff that gets in the way of our true potential, our talents and what we truly want in our lives. Some people may be refer to it as; inner critic, chatterbox and/or gremlin. My gremlin, thankfully there is only one and yes, we all have one, shows up in my life using many different tactics. Depending on the moment, it may use fear, worry, what if, angst, frustration, procrastination, impatience, I can’t, self doubt and a few others.
The good news is that I use my gremlin to my advantage. Earlier this Spring, I had the good fortune to listen to a chap speak about ‘Taming Your Gremlin’. This experience catapulted my awareness and choice about my gremlin to another level. Firstly, I notice and am aware of it and I have been for quite awhile. I believe that underlying all the ‘interference’ it causes me, it actually has a positive intention and I use that to my advantage and it works. Secondly, when it comes out to play in my head, I use a four step technique which is a positive ritual I incorporate into my life. By implementing this technique I remain in the driver’s seat of my life and I don’t allow it to have a field day with me. Thirdly, I identified an anchor or place of reference that I use when it attempts to ‘seduce and zap all positive energy from me’. I will share this very useful tool in Part 2.
Stephanie Mount is a Position Ignition Guide. She is profoundly interested in people and their potential. Stephanie engages with individuals to discover their most authentic self (the positive energy, their passions and strengths). Stephanie’s diverse career in the helping profession spans two continents. She uses her international experience, professional knowledge and living as an expatriate to enable others to create a fulfilling and balanced life. Stephanie is an adventurer, passionate about the ‘great outdoors’ and travelling to far flung places on this beautiful planet.