At the start of this post, I will list a series of thoughts that most of us have on a daily basis.
“I’m not good enough.”
“I don’t have what it takes.”
“I don’t know how.”
“I’ll never be able to do this.”
“It’s just not possible.”
“Who am I to be doing this?”
“What’s the point?”
“Every time I try to do something, I fail.”
“Maybe I should just get a real job.”
“Who’s going to want to hire me?”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“I don’t have enough money.”
Wow. That’s some heavy stuff. Just reading it, how does it make you feel? It’s uncomfortable right? And depressing.
These limiting beliefs come at us individually in the form of negative self-talk.
Dwelling on these thoughts will rob you of the power to achieve your true potential.
Each one of these limiting beliefs is actually a lie. None of us are any or all of these things. We are worth so much more.
What would happen if we rewrote these statements with the truth?
Let’s find out.
“I have everything I need.”
“I’m pretty smart.”
“I’m very employable.”
“Whatever I’m doing, whether I am in business for myself or if I am working for someone else, I am the best at what I do.”
“Failure is part of life but that doesn’t make me a failure. When I fail, I learn from it so I can do better next time.”
“Why not me?”
“The point is that nobody can do what I do the way I do. By being me, I am fulfilling my purpose that God put me on earth to fulfill.”
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am an expert in my field and a professional.”
“With God, all things are possible.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“I’m a fast learner. I enjoy learning. I am teachable.”
“I have what it takes and I continue to improve myself every day.”
“I’m exceptionally good at everything I do.”
If you made it this far, how do you feel now? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling more confident than you did after reading the first half of this post.
Good for you! You are awesome and what you do does matter. So stop falling victim to the negative self-talk and start proclaiming the truth of who you are with positive self-talk.