I've made a bit of a breakthrough over the last year or so. It had to do with my willingness to be honest with myself. I mean really honest.
I needed to overcome old tapes that kept playing in my head. Tapes that told me I was never going to measure up in my personal life. Tapes that said I wasn't good enough professionally to make a real difference. Tapes that said...you're just not who you think you are.
Well, those old tapes were wrong.
It took me a while to figure that out though. Whether it was imposter syndrome affecting me, or simply that endless self-talk we all have to manage that had gone astray. I finally started to transition those tapes out of my head. Not completely though...I'm not sure they will ever go away permanently.
The difference for me is a combination of faith, a commitment to my physical health, discipline around my nutrition, and reaching out to others. New friends...old friends...and allowing myself to be more vulnerable.
That last one is a bit scary, but I'm going with it anyway.
What tapes are playing in your head?
Thanks for being here.