This is one of the limiting thoughts I’ve had the most in my life.
Looking at my job, the responsibilities and freedom I was entrusted with, my love life, family life, bank account… I couldn’t stop thinking that with the opportunities I was given in life, I should be doing much better.
I’d compare myself to my friends; most of all, I’d compare to a fantasy of who I could have been if only…
There, depending on my age, the sentence ended differently: if only my parents had been more supportive; if only I’d apply myself; if only I respected myself more; if only others recognized my potential.
You know how limiting thoughts work? You believe a thought, which creates a feeling for you; the feeling drives your actions, which create your results.
When I believed I was ordinary, barely adequate, of inferior performance: I felt discouraged, scared, disappointed, self-loathing even. That made me mull over my “unsatisfactory accomplishments”, but not take action to define and reach the goals I longed for.
That, of course, fuelled the vicious circle.
Then I learned how to challenge limiting thoughts and believe more empowering things. Profound change can be instant; it’s only one thought away. What do you think?
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