I love looking in the mirror and feeling good about what I see. ~ Heather Morris
When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Do you see your true self or do you see another version of you? Your eyes and your mind work together to help you see what you are looking at. Your mind holds many beliefs about you that shape who you see in the mirror. Often these beliefs are not even yours!
Regardless of what you have been told or what you believe about yourself, you have the ability to change those beliefs and recreate them into what is true for you now. In the last blog, Coming Soon: New Release Movie Featuring You, I wrote about how you can start the process of changing your beliefs by first recognizing what beliefs you have that are no longer true for you.
Stop reading this for a moment and recall something you have been told that you know in your heart is not true about you. Perhaps as a child you were taunted that you were a "quitter" and you would never accomplish anything! Sometimes, even now, you resist starting something new because you believe you will not finish it. You may have the "quitter" program running in the background, consciously or unconsciously, holding you back. Time for you to let go of that belief and replace it with a new one!
Let's look at a concrete way to make a change. Recognizing what you want to change is the first step. Being willing to release or change that belief is the next step. Then it is a matter of anchoring the new belief within you in a way that creates new pathways in your brain.
Using the "quitter" example, you could plan to do something and complete it. Perhaps you have never done a 10k race because you were afraid you would not finish. Anything you can do to move toward accomplishing that goal puts you one step closer to rewriting the belief that you are a quitter. What steps can you put into place to help you be successful in completing the race?
You might start out walking two miles four times a week and soon you are walking more than two miles each time. Next, you find yourself walking/jogging those miles. Your strength and confidence increase. All the while you are telling yourself, "I am not a quitter. I am more than capable of completing anything I decide to do!"
You enter a 5k race and find that you were able to accomplish that with ease. Before long, you are doing a 10k race. As you cross the finish line, you know you are not what you were told all those years ago. Through this process, you have rewired your brain with a new belief that you are a successful person and not a quitter!
Not all beliefs take this long to change. Some can easily be changed by recognizing the belief and restating it into a belief that you know is your truth. Then anything you do in a concrete way, no matter how small or big, will help anchor the new belief. It will create new pathways in your brain and you will be creating the change you want to see.
As you recognize what is true about you and you make these changes, you will be able to look in the mirror with your eyes and your beliefs. You will see the reflection of who you really are. Time to open your eyes and your heart so you can finally see the real YOU!
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