Something completely DIFFERENT
Of course, there is no shortage of programmes aimed at shifting your thinking. You may have already tried your fair share. However, like many people, you probably found that any gains you made were short-lived, and it wasn't long before you slipped back into your old way of thinking.
The problem with many personal development programmes is that they consist of tools and resources that tackle the problem from the outside. Naturally, these programmes offer resources and tools that other people have found useful. Understandably, they present highly successful people devoid of anything resembling self-doubt, lack of belief or any other form of negative thoughts as examples of their effectiveness.
The trouble with this approach is, if you are already telling yourself:
- or "you are an impostor" and it's only a matter of time before people discover you are a fraud
seeing someone who doesn't have these limiting beliefs usually, results in those that do thinking "I could never be like that!"
The brain is a powerful trickster
It is not easy to fool yourself into thinking something that deep down you don't believe. Your unconscious mind only operates with your best interest at heart. Despite what it might look like, your mind holds on to the beliefs that it thinks are protecting you, even if the result is keeping you where you are in life. Therefore, your unconscious mind doesn't give up easily. It's immediate response to new challenging thoughts or beliefs is to convinces you that this despite it working for someone else it couldn't possibly apply to you because "their" circumstances were different, times was different then, etc.
So rather than brow beating yourself with information, one of the best ways to reprogram or retrain your mindset is from within.
"You already possess everything you need to get everything you want out of all that you have."
Every moment of your life, your brain is taking in information from your experiences and recording it in your heart and mind. We've all done amazing things already. Wherever we are in life, is the culmination of every action you have taken up until that point.
There have been highs and lows and changes of direction. Consequently, every experience holds deep learning and wisdom for us. Unfortunately, most of us spend the majority of our time trapped in our limiting beliefs and a mindset that often keeps us frozen and too stuck to recognise this. For some people, this means they never achieve their true potential. For others, doubts and feelings of unworthiness plague their success, robbing them of the ability to enjoy their achievements and negatively affects their health and their relationships.
It follows that a more effective way to change the way you think and challenge beliefs that hold you back is to take the evidence from your experiences. To self-inspire yourself to success through reflection.
A few years ago I ran a radio show on a local channel and invited successful women to come along share their stories via a series of momentous moments in their lives. The format I created is similar to the famous BBC Radio 4 show “Desert Island Discs” approach. Guests were asked to tell their story using Seven Momentous Moments in their lives and anchor each moment with a song, which was either significant at the time or with hindsight came to represent that moment for them.
The more women I interviewed, the more I began to realise how profound the process was. The Seven Momentous Moments are moments of self-reflection, a way of taking inventory of oneself.
Going through the process myself and from feedback from my many guests, I learnt that by examining our thoughts, feelings, motivations and subsequent actions we can gain a better understanding and knowledge of what is really true for us and what isn’t. Throughout our lives, we are constantly encountering people, events, tasks, noises, and demands. It becomes very easy to think that we are defined by all the extraneous sensory information we are exposed to. The Seven Momentous Moments process allows you to take time out for yourself and reconnect with your authentic self.