What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Now there's a question!
The words we say to ourselves become our beliefs and in turn, our beliefs become our reality. ALL of our beliefs are recycled self-talk - that inner dialogue we repeat to ourselves throughout the day.
Our brains have the amazing ability to rewire themselves - you may have heard of the term that describes this - neuroplasticity,
And you may think that 'affirmations' are a load of new-age woo-woo, but this is science-fact; every time you reinforce a message to yourself through repetition you rewire your brain to give you a new response, thereby creating and strengthening neural pathways.
This is why it's important to ensure you are rewiring it with the positive stuff - the empowering stuff!
Children are born with the inherently strong belief that they can never fail. Watch any young child learning to walk and they will fall over and over again. But do they let this put them off? Not at all. They keep on going until they have mastered the art of walking. It is only when they get a little older, and they begin to take on the beliefs of other people as their own, that their thinking changes; they begin to doubt themselves and their abilities.
A couple of years ago I found the picture below in my ten-year-old son's bedroom. I knew he wasn't being big-headed - he was just reinforcing his own core beliefs and creating his identity and reality. He genuinely thinks he is amazing, and he's absolutely right - he is!
And so are you. You've just forgotten.
So my challenge to you today is this - what beliefs do you have that are holding you back from doing the things you want to do? And what can you do to change your self-talk and re-wire your brain for success?
As always, I'm here to help if you need a nudge in a direction that would be more supportive to you.