There is a voice in my head that says: “How are you going to pull this off? What if things don’t turn out the way you think they will? What makes you think you can do this? You’ve never done this before.” This voice talks to me all the time. So often in fact, I have given it a name. I call him my “inner critic”. I don’t think he means to hurt me. I believe his intentions are good. He loves me. He doesn’t want to see me get hurt or to fail. He wants to keep me safe.
The problem is, in order for him to do that I have to stay right where I am and not seek progression. I’ve written a lot about increased awareness. As our awareness increases it is natural to find ourselves in a place of discontent. The reason is that we have grown past what our current reality is providing, therefore it is no longer supporting us in a positive way. Often our present circumstances become toxic to us.
As I thought of why we stay in this sometimes toxic place of discontent I realize that it is because of our limiting beliefs. It is because we listen to our inner critic and we begin fear. The moment we make an agreement with our inner critic to live in that fear, we doom ourselves to our current circumstances and to remaining only what we currently are and we begin to feel imprisoned.
As scary as it is to step in to the unknown, that is exactly what we need to do in order to arrive someplace new. We can’t expect to create a new reality without being willing to leave the old one.
So I listened to my inner critics concerns and then my inner coach said:
“Thank you for your concern. I can see that you really care about me. I understand your reservations, but I believe in my abilities. It is true I have never done this before, but I also had never done that before either and look at the success I created there! I have no reason to believe that I will not be able to do the same thing in this new venture. Thank you for your concern but I will not need any further advice.”
In this way, we make an agreement with FAITH instead of FEAR! As you well know it is impossible for the two of these to co-exist. When one walks in the other is forced to leave. It’s scary I know. But it’s also worth it!