Hello fabulous you!!! Happy Saturday. Hope you’re well and feeling great!
Learning about yourself is a lifetime quest. Every time I think I know something, turns out I don’t, there is always more to unravel, always a new door to open or close. And you always have to watch out for the old narrative that sneaks back in there.
When I first read the email from the publisher letting me know she’s bringing the magazine back, a rush of excitement filled me and every part of me screamed YES. YES. YES. I’m so happy, YES!!!. And then it hit me, oh no, I only have two weeks to write an article and panic set in. And all the joy and excitement was washed away with the tide of fear, anxiety and self-doubt, those all too familiar friends who cause me to worry and lose faith.
If you’re anything like me you know what I’m talking about here. You finally get what you’ve been wanting, and you can’t move, your self-confidence is drowning under the wave of fear.
What if I can’t deliver, what if I can’t write anything good, what if, what if. Instead of focusing on success I was focusing on failure. Just one small shift in my mindset triggered a host of negative thoughts that shook the very foundation of me.
But here’s the thing, the beauty of your mind is that you can change the narrative at any moment, you’re the one in charge of the grand adventure you’re on.
This year I committed to showing up for myself in a powerful way. Living every day in awareness of how I’m reacting, feeling and what I’m thinking. I realized that I was falling into the same old rabbit hole. An opportunity presents itself; I confidently say yes, and almost immediately I’m full of doubt. It’s the same old story repeating itself.
In that moment I decided to change the narrative I was telling myself and step into my power. So, I started to say to myself – I’m a great writer, I’m creative and I CAN write something that will benefit all who read it. After all, this is my purpose, to inspire, encourage and to light the way.
Changing my narrative was the magical key that brought me back to joy and belief in myself.
So, here’s my invitation to you:
When you find yourself in that panic place, stop. Take a moment and ask yourself, what am I thinking? What is causing me to think this way? Where is this coming from? The answer will come to you.
Remember you’re in charge, change the story you’re telling yourself, for every disempowering thought change it around to an empowering one.
Give yourself a pep talk, fill yourself with positive thoughts that uplift, encourage and applaud you. You can do it. You’re smart, you’re capable. You deserve this.
There will always be moments of uncertainty and fear in our lives, because life doesn’t stand still. Your mind always wants to revert to the old narrative to keep you in the same place and safe. But, changing the narrative opens the doorway and you CAN walk through it.
You can master your mindset, change the old narrative, lead your life with confidence, embrace your life fully and go for the life you desire.
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I’m so happy to be sharing my article here on my blog, it first appeared in The Inspired Guide magazine, September 2021 issue.
Hope this post inspires, and serves you. What are you up to? What old narrative are you telling yourself? I’d love to know.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend & week ahead & blessings!
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021