From the moment of entering this world our experiences start to form our beliefs about ourselves. Especially during early childhood into our teens.
By the time we get into adulthood we usually don't think about questioning them, unless of course we start doing some form of personal development work.
Often the beliefs we are carrying are no longer true, or were in fact never true to begin with. Yet unless we notice this and start to disconnect from them they will still have their power over us.
Beliefs I carried from childhood that I have now given up are:
- I can't sing
- I have asthma
- I am a sickly child
- I am shy
- I am not good enough
All of which can have, and have had, a damaging effect in some way.
Through challenging these and choosing to no longer believe in them I now:
- Enjoy singing out loud
- No longer take an inhaler every day
- Have not been ill since Christmas 2010, this is not to say I won't be again but it's no longer a regular occurence
- I speak out when I want or need too, I am self confident and I am also happy with silence
- Do not let fears get in the way of me going for what I want in my life. Anyone saying they are not good enough is just silly (but, sadly very common)....we are all unique have had our own special qualities.
Are you carrying around in your mind something a teacher/parent/friend once told you when you were small? Do you hear their voices still ringing in your ears? Question it, ask yourself why it is rubbish?
Don't let these silly childhood beliefs hold you back. You have the power to choose how you feel and act today.