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How often have you had the kind of day when you feel the whole world is yours for the taking?
You can see the good in everything and it’s easy to grasp each opportunity and possibility that comes your way.
Life is awesome.
And then, before you know it, everything falls apart.
What the heck just happened?
Those old toxic fears began creeping back. Doubts and fears take a firm grip of your mind, holding you hostage as they maliciously whisper all the reasons you can never be more successful, never accomplish your heart’s desire, never be really, truly happy.
At least not for long.
Once these beliefs gain a foothold they’re hard to eliminate. They’re like toxic mold that spreads into every nook and cranny. Don’t allow them in. Don’t be a prisoner in your own mind.
Life tends not be a smooth, unbroken path and we can’t help ourselves experience a more peaceful journey if we keep living an unconscious life.
Decide that from now on, you no longer have room in your mind for these common toxic beliefs that will jeopardize your success and happiness in a heartbeat. They’re unwanted baggage on your life’s journey and it’s time to give them the old heave ho.
1. Why does this keep happening to me
If you want something to no longer show up in your life, don’t hate that it’s there. Everything or everyone that you hate become engraved on your mind and heart and continues to show up to remind you that it’s still hanging around.
Stop putting your attention on all the things you dislike about your life. The old saying what you resist persists still holds true today and the secret to avoid resisting or hating what you don’t want in your life is being willing to accept that it’s there and then accepting that it doesn’t have to stop you.
It isn’t fatal to your successful happy life, unless you allow it to be.
2. It isn’t my fault
It’s easy to point a finger and say it’s their fault. They did it. But better to be honest, better to be honourable in all your dealings. Perfection isn’t real and you’re going to make mistakes, and maybe really screw things up. It’s ok. Everyone does it.
Be willing to be responsible and to put things right when and where you can. No-one thinks less of you because you messed up. But they will think less of you if you try to place the blame on others. And worse, you’ll think less of yourself.
Your willingness to own and take responsibility for the choices you make determines your courage and prevents the squandering of relationships and opportunities.
Be brave. Live in integrity; that’s how you live in harmony with your true self.
3. It’s always the same old, same old
Stop letting past dramas, past labels, past judgements, past betrayals, and past mistakes, dominate your future.
Your past has nothing new to tell you. Nothing new to show you. Don’t complain about past injustices, hurts or lack. Look on them as you would a wake of a boat. A vanishing trail that shows you who you were and where you’ve been.
Alan Watts said it best, when he said you can’t steer the boat towards your future by staring at the wake. The wake just shows you where you’ve been, not where you’re headed.
Although it’s easy to let your past become your future, you don’t have to allow this. The past only has the power you grant it and you are in control. Step up and don’t let the past, unless it’s absolutely fabulous of course, seep into your future.
4. I’m powerless
Rid yourself of the belief that you’re powerless.
Your dreams and desires might still be outside your reality, but have you created a mental vision? Do you have an eager desire you want to experience?
Visioning is seeing the invisible before it becomes visible to others. It’s a directive to your inner being to become something greater.
Whilst no amount of wishing will make your dreams come true, any amount of imagination helps them to appear in your world. Don’t ever buy into the idea that you have no power to refine your life and change the world around you.
Commit to your vision, and unimaginable, unexpected events will occur to support you on your journey.
In your deeper self lies the strength, dedication and bravery to truly begin to bring your dreams to life.
You are here on this earth to do something wonderful, and to make that happen you need a vision of something bigger, greater than who you are and where you are right now.
Tap into your destiny.
5. I’m not sure I can
Once you’ve decided on a new course. Go for it. Be all in.
The winds of negativity will blow around you, obstacles might stand in your way. Don’t worry about them, don’t worry what other people might say, just keep your mind on your course, on your destination.
Those winds might blow hard and strong, but if you know where you’re going, you can use them to push you towards the dreams and desires that you’ve already decided belong to you.
Be willing to be seen. Be daring enough to show up, be brave enough to push through the darkness of doubt and fear and connect with the infinite light of your inner power.
The first step towards living beyond beliefs that jeopardize your happiness, success and wellbeing is desire. You must truly want to eliminate them, want to be a creative, constructive, positive expression of life.
And the best news of all is that you already possess everything you need to accomplish this. You have what nothing else in nature has…imagination. The instrument through which, if used consistently towards the fulfilling of desires, you create a new world.
Now, I’d love to hear from you. What are some beliefs that you know are jeopardising your success and happiness? Please share as much detail as possible in your comment as many amazing souls come here each week for encouragement and insight. Your share may just be what someone else needs to have a breakthrough.
As always, thank you so much for continuing to make this such a bright heartfelt space. And if you know of anyone who needs some encouragement, please share this post with them. I appreciate you.
Encourage one another.