I Rock. Get it?
Written by: Sabine Roggermeier; Immersion Coaching
Many of us are well accustomed with feeling not good enough. It is a negative belief that is so common especially among women one could think that it is a part of being feminine.
This feeling can be easily triggered when you’re in expansion. It’s a sign that you’re upper-limiting. What that is you may ask? Gay Hendricks explains it best in his book “The Big Leap”: “Here’s the bottom line: We have an inner thermostat that determines the amount of love and success we allow ourselves. When we exceed our setting (may I add: or if we attempt to exceed it), we tend to sabotage ourselves so that we can return to the old, familiar zone where we feel secure. The thermostat was set before you could think for yourself, usually in early childhood.”
Upper-limiting is fear of success, often accompanied with a feeling of “too good to be true”. It’s as if what we want and what we are are on opposite ends of the spectrum: while we are not good enough, what we want is far too good for us to have/create it.
It does not only happen when you attempt big new shiny things in life. It can have its mini appearances in every day life. Have you ever sat in front of a fresh piece of paper in order to write or paint something only to start staring at it not knowing what to do next? Feeling stuck in creating a new dish or starting a conversation are other examples among so many more.
How can you turn the table around? Look at what you have created already and take ownership of it. Appreciate all the beautiful amazing things you have already done and conquered in your life. You have had many successes in life; celebrate them. Stand in the awareness that you rock. No matter how many times you tripped, you rock because you stood up again and moved forward.
This week’s homework: can you celebrate your successes?