Like many new year’s resolutioners, I’m back! This time, to attempt a 31-day journaling adventure of personal growth and discovery.
In nice terms, 2019 SUCKED. So I’m dedicating 2020 to ME, MYSELF, and I.
I’ll be utilizing the writing prompts from this website.
Day 3: What are some of my limiting beliefs that might be holding me back?
What if I fail and it makes me look incompetent?
What if I’m rejected and have to face those emotions?
As I mentioned in my writing yesterday, negative self-talk is my specialty. I am always convincing myself that it’s better to think negatively, that way if I fail, it doesn’t hurt as bad. I don’t necessarily believe a lot of the negative thoughts I have about myself, but I do let them limit what I do.
I often find myself not volunteering for things, not opening my door to visitors, not willing to take risks to create a better career or life for myself. I let my fear of failure and rejection let me just ride along at the average level I’m comfortable at.
The issue with comfortable, is that line moves.
I was watching Bar Rescue last night, and I made a comment that so many of these bars that do really well for years and then begin to fail are doing so because they refuse to change. They think that what works right now will still work in five year.
Living a comfortable life is the same. Comfortable as a measure changes as we move along in life. What is comfortable now, won’t be in a few years, months, weeks, even days.
I limit myself. And it’s time I take a leap of faith and see what happens.
What does that mean? I don’t know. Is it a leap as a teacher? A leap to further my career? A leap in my personal life? Only time will tell.