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Day 20 Create A Life You Love: Where In Your Life Are You Playing Small

Are You Playing Small?

There are times in our life when we don’t feel adequate or worthy or good enough or whatever.  It is during these times that we ofter choose to play small.  We don’t show up with confidence and certainty.  Sometimes we don’t show up at all.  We play small because we don’t think we deserve to be seen or heard.  We don’t believe that what we have to offer or share is valuable.  We are not willing to be our best self.  We mediocrityly meander through our lives with no direction feeling unfulfilled.   At some point in our lives, we have all experienced this smallness.  The question is, what are we willing to do about it?

Where Are You Playing?

It is time.  Time to step up and recognize and claim where it is you are playing small in your life.  Get out your journal and record where you know in your gut you are playing small.  Get it out there.  Claim it.  Now, the key to making a massive change in your life is willingness.  Whatever it is you are chosing that is keeping you small what are you willing to do to step into your authenticity and power?  What is one thing you are committed to doing that will assist you in stepping out of the shadow into the light?

It Takes Practice

To improve upon anything in our lives, we get to practice.  If you want to shed a few pounds, commit to taking a 30-minute walk each day. 

Day 5 Create A Life You Love: Reframe Your Limiting Beliefs

Writing Challenge

To live life by design instead of by default, we must reframe our limiting beliefs.  What is a limiting belief?  It is anything that you have been holding true that is limiting you from doing what you want in your life.  Often limiting beliefs start in your childhood when someone, hopefully unintentionally tells you something untrue that you hang onto as truth.  What is an example of this?  One might be that you don’t have a good singing voice.  Another might be that you are not smart enough to go to college.  And, yet another is you are always going to have a weight problem, it runs in the family.

Reframing Limiting Beliefs

How do you reframe your limiting beliefs?  Well, grab your journal and let’s get after it.  Divide a clean page into two columns.  Label the left-hand column: my limiting beliefs.  Label the right-hand column: my reframes.  Now write down all of the views that are keeping you from creating a life that you love.  Get them all out there.  It is the only way you are going to start managing the way you live your life.  Once you have written them all down go to the reframe column and state these beliefs in a new way that will serve you and assist you in living a full and vibrant life.  Let’s take the limiting belief; you don’t have a good singing voice.  What is the reframe for this?  It could be; I have a beautiful voice, and I