I spent years lying to myself about who I was. These days, I’m shocked at the lies I used to believe. See if you recognize any of these lies:
- I’m not good enough
- I’m too ________ to enjoy that experience
- I don’t deserve ___________
- It’s silly to try so hard to reach goals when I never achieve them
Not only was I buying into these lies, but I was actually telling them to myself over and over. Sometimes several times a day.
Here’s the thing: I was beating myself up inside.
You know that part of getting sworn in that happens in real life court, but most of us have seen it in the movies over and over again? Where the person up on the witness stand swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Well, I was not telling the whole truth about myself. I may have been partially right part of the time. But I was no where near the whole truth.
Are you believing about yourself the same kind of lies I used to believe about myself?
Stop doing this to yourself. Start to see and acknowledge the entire, nuanced person that you are and move away from treating yourself badly.
One of the things that has helped me the most with this kind of thinking is daily declarations. Each morning I say positive, uplifting statements about who I am. I focus on the positive. If I catch myself during the day repeating some of those negative comments, I shut that business down immediately. Then I counteract it with true, positive statements about myself.
Some of my favorite declarations:
- I belong and I am enough.
- I am a being of order and I thrive in the abundance that surrounds me.
- Each day I move closer to my goals.
- I am confident and charismatic.
As I have put this tool into practice, an amazing thing has happened. These statements become more true every single day.