What kind of thoughts do you harbor in you mind? What do you tell yourself?
Do you have thoughts swimming around like “I’m not good enough”, or “I’ll never get there”, or “This seems so difficult”, or even worse?
This is what is breaking you down.
The negativity and excuses are swarming around in your brain. You have loads of fear and doubt. You can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong with your life, or what is right for that matter. You are constantly comparing yourself with others and wonder when it will be your turn to shine. You think that maybe you are good enough but not completely certain. This is only because the doubt creeps in and you still can’t figure out how you can overcome that doubt, and clear it from your mind. Those little negativity buggers just keep popping up right when you think you had overcome them. They are like weeds in the beautiful garden of your brain. Just when you think you exercised them out, or meditated them out, something comes up and BOOM they are back. Your thoughts are racing, you are overwhelmed with emotion and when you give them your attention even for a second, you are right back in the same place. The weeds win and your lovely garden goes to shit.
Fear and Doubt can be a tag team in your brain, hell bent on breaking you down -if you let them. Yet they are part of you, they are within you, they are part of you until… Until you figure out how to get rid of them for good.
You are not alone. Additionally, you are not the first or the last person that will experience this. In fact, there are loads of people experiencing this right now. But that also doesn’t mean you have to live in a doubtful state. There are ways to get past this type of thinking.
So, how do you get past the negative thoughts and weed out the seeds of doubt?
1. Recognize what situations you put yourself in that allows fear and doubt to blossom.
Start to pay attention to what brings on the fear and doubt. Become mindful of what you say to yourself and in what situations these thoughts are most abundant. Then choose different situations that are healthier. Also, recognize what it is that makes you feel the fear or doubt. Is it something that someone says to you? Do you compare yourself to others?
2. Reduce the situations which fear and doubt seem to grow at least for a little while until you can practice thought stopping.
if you are fearful or doubtful in certain situations, examine your triggers. Then reduce these situations and when you do encounter them move on to step three and get acquainted with thought stopping.
3. Challenge your negative thoughts and practice thought-stopping techniques – also known as shifting your thinking.
Recognize that you can change your thoughts. Then you are able to challenge them, refute them, and then carry on. This takes a little practice but it can be done. The most frequent cause of personal development issues and what blocks people from success, achieving their goals and ambitions are their thoughts.
4. Actively and consciously change your patterns of thinking.
This means that you need to first be aware of your thoughts and then shift your thoughts when the negative thoughts pop up. As you do this over time you will create a new habit of shifting your patterns of thinking. This active and conscious process puts you in control of your thoughts and puts you back in the drivers seat of your mind.
Now use these four steps to weed out the seeds of doubt and start to build the garden of your mind with new abundant, prosperous, and positive thoughts that serve your life.
Then let me know how that works for you.
In love and light,