What's one thought you have frequently that fuels procrastination, self-sabotage and fear-based decisions?
I'm not good enough.
Let's face it: we all have a part of ourselves that believes that we aren't good enough.
This is the part of you that causes you to procrastinate on important work, even when you know it will make you feel guilty. This is the part of you that causes you to quit a project before it even takes off.
To this part of you, success is dangerous. Why? If you get too close to success, the chances of someone discovering that you're not good enough increase, right? Wrong. But I'll get to that ...
So, to protect yourself from the pain of having someone reject, judge or criticize you, this part of you keeps you "safe" by sabotaging your intentions through procrastination and fear-based decisions and behaviors.
Well, if you're ready to fulfill your purpose consciously and with the power of intention, here are three steps to rewire that pesky I'm not good enough thought pattern:
1. Find the part of you that learned she wasn't good enough.
There are moments in your past during which you experienced something that helped you create the I'm not good enough thought pattern.
The first step in interrupting this thought pattern is identifying the parts of you that learned the belief, I don't have what it takes (or something like it). These parts of you were created because you interpreted particular situations as evidence that you weren't good enough: perhaps you weren't chosen for a team or you answered a question incorrectly in class and you interpreted the circumstances as a measure of your inherent worth.
Regardless of the particular situation(s) belying your negative thought pattern, your feelings of inadequacy are a sign that you need to look inward, as hard as it may sound, to find out why might be struggling with your sense of self-worth.
To find the parts of you that are struggling in this way, ask the following questions: