It is a confronting thing to realise that every choice we make, every opinion we have, is based on our beliefs.
One of the most common beliefs I hear is, "losing weight is hard". Another is, "I don't have time."
Would you believe me if I said this is just a limiting belief and it doesn't need to be this way?
Would you believe me if I said that we have another person living inside of our mind that can hold us back?
Separating your 'mean girl', your limiting beliefs and who you truly are, can stop you living a life in the shadows, always struggling, always feeling you are falling behind, and turn it around to feel vibrant, hopeful, confident and inspired.
I was that person. Held back by a lack of self confidence, self worth and self awareness. I didn't have any idea that there was a 'better life' out there. I played the blame game. Blaming everything and anything besides ME.
Hello Mean Girl! (Who I have nicknamed mine 'Penelope') I realised after about a year of psychologist sessions that referring to my mean girl as a person helped me separate her.
I could say, 'Hey Penelope, you are here today, I hear you. But I am not going to let you stop me from doing what I know I need to do.'
Penelope almost stopped me from creating this Better You coaching program. But the more you gain awareness to her, and what she is trying to do to you (ie. how she wants to keep you in your comfort zone), you can continue moving forward.
Oh and hey, some days it will be a battle. You push and push and push past her screaming!
And some days she will be so loud, she will win. And that is okay. No judgement.
Your mean girl is not in control of you.
She doesn't dictate whether you sit on the sidelines or not.
YOU are in control.
YOU need to remember your why.
YOU need to remember your worth.
YOU need to remember the magic on the outside of your comfort zone.
YOU need to remember that you are enough, exactly as you are, right here right now and you absolutely CAN achieve and do what you want.
Change your beliefs.
Next time you hear yourself saying something is too hard, or impossible, or slow, or not good enough, or it'll never be like that for you, or you don't have time.... spin it around. Because the only thing holding you back, is you and your limiting beliefs, and the voices in your head that tell you that you can't.