IDENTIFYING YOUR STRENGTHS AND KICKING YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS TO THE CURB
Before we launch in to finding our purpose, we need to identify what is holding us back, and clear the energy of our limiting beliefs, of any unresolved pains from the past. Letting go of what no longer serves us is a key element to being able to move forward.
One of my biggest lessons from my own journey is in order to move forward, we have to let go first. Give up to go up! Limiting beliefs are one of my favourite things to dive in to. These are the beliefs that are holding us back or keeping us playing small. When we face off with what is holding us back (eg. the story of ‘i’m not good enough’), we get to see that it is usually a choice about ourselves, or a belief we have adopted from someone else or an event that left us with an emotional scar. Then we get to choose something different, something we do want to believe and something that will serve us now.
What’s the ‘story’ you’ve created for yourself for the reason you can’t? What’s holding you back? Once you’ve identified your ‘story’, try and remember the first memory you can associate with this and trace the pattern. What can you clear around this? Who can you forgive (including yourself!) in order to make this happen? What do you need to cut out and who do you need to become to allow your dreams to manifest? All events are neutral until we assign meaning to them. Assign a new meaning, and rewrite your story. Some prompts below for you to get this ball rolling!
My old bullshit story is:
What this belief has cost me is:
The first memory I have of this showing up is:
WHAT DID THIS VERSION OF YOU NEED TO HEAR THEN? WRITE YOUR INNER CHILD A LETTER, FULL OF EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED TO HEAR. LOVE. GRATITUDE. POUR YOUR HEART OUT & HEAL THIS STORY.
THE TRUTH IS (write your new empowered belief):
What is now possible with this new belief is:
EVERYONE has strengths and gifts. For years I truly thought I had none and refused to see what everyone else saw in me. Once I cleared my ‘not enough’ storyline, I was able to recognise my strengths and step into my power.
What would you say are your natural talents?
What do you love to do so much that comes so easy to you and brings you the most joy?
What do people compliment you on?
What advice do people ask you for on a regular basis?
Challenge: Ask 5 people what your top 3 strengths are. Find the 3 most common and make a note. [Want to go deeper? Take the Gallup Strength Test to uncover your top 5 strengths.]
What’s the worst case scenario? No really, write it out. Then write out your BEST case scenario. How would it feel to be living from that place? Are you willing to go through the worst, to get to the best?
BONUS: GRATITUDE GUSH! Write a love note to yourself below as if you were writing it to a friend. Love on yourself hard right now.