You know the movie about the superhero where they’re powerful amazing and saving the world, then the bad guy comes along and does what he or she can to stop him from saving the world. This is what happens to you when you try something new, attempt to change habits, or change your identity. Your identity is what you know about yourself, it’s who you are, right?
It’s a scary place to be, so the bad guy comes along to sabotage the superhero (you).
This is what can often happen when you’re trying to make changes in your life. The bad guy, your unconscious mind is protecting you from those awful feelings you’ve experienced before when you’ve tried to change something.
When you think back to those times where someone has maybe made a fool of you. Maybe you were a child at school and the teacher said something in front of the whole class, maybe someone told you that you would amount to nothing or you weren’t good enough. Maybe you experienced trauma or had various negative experiences throughout your life, and those horrible feelings just don’t leave.
All these experiences add up to your body and mind wanting to protect you; who wants to feel uncomfortable? So, you procrastinate, self-sabotage and suffer from Imposter Syndrome. You think, if I just stay where I am, I’ll be comfortable, I’ll be the person I always was, who everyone else wants me to be. But what about you, what do you want?
You know that there is something within you that needs and wants more for yourself. You came into this world as an individual and now you’re a mother, aunt, or a sister, but you are still YOU, aren’t you? You have your own identity, you have goals and dreams, and you don’t want to leave this life wishing you hadn’t at least tried the things you wanted to do.
As a motivational and self-development life coach, I’m here to tell you that there are strategies, techniques, and tools to fight these feelings and come out the other side as the more confident, go getting superwoman that you know you are deep within.
But, here’s the thing, what’s on the other side of this. When you feel uncomfortable, you’re always going to grow. How will that feel? What will you achieve?
Think, feel, act, and visualise, see yourself in the vision of your own future. Who are you? What are your values? Who do you want to help? What do you want to achieve? What do you look like? What do others say to you?