Self-Sabotage: How Many Voices are Battling in Your Head?

Self-Sabotage: How Many Voices are Battling in Your Head?

Self-Sabotage, Indecision, Stuck

Are there TWO different voices battling in your head?

One voice says, “Go for it!  You can do it!” and the other one says, “Who do you think you are? Your’e not good enough!”

Sound familiar?

This is what self-sabotage sounds like.

Many purpose-driven coaches and entrepreneurs spend months and or, even years trying to make a real living from what they’re passionate about doing. They have a gift or talent they really want to share with the world but try as they might they don’t attract enough clients to be profitable.

Many people get caught in this traps and if you’re reading this I’m guessing it snared you too.

There’s no “magic” to making money with your products and services. It’s simple really. You create a product or program that solves a real problem and offer it to the people who need that solution and they buy it.

So why does it take some entrepreneurs so long to make it work? And worse still why do some awesome talented coaches and entrepreneurs never succeed?

The answer comes back to those two voices battling for control over you.

One voice is the voice from your true self. It’s connected to your intuition and following it empowers you. It’s the positive voice that “knows” you’re here for a purpose and urges you to live your purpose. This is the voice that knows your talents and abilities know no bounds. It urges you live up to your greatest potential.

The second voice is the voice of fear within you. This the voice that developed from seeing and hearing people in your life self-sabotage themselves or tell you that you weren’t worthy, capable or good enough. This is the voice of “misinformation” and it’s simply not true. Yet it is likely to be the loudest of the two battling in your head.

If you have these two voices pulling you in two different directions you will experience cycles of moving forward with your ideas and then cycles of self-sabotaging in order to stop the momentum.

Until you address the two voices and gain the upper hand over the fearful one you’ll stay locked in this cycle.

If you’re tired of being stuck and holding yourself back it’s time to allow your vision, your passion and the greatness that’s the “real” you to take center stage in your life. Right now. Today.

The only thing standing between you living up to your full potential is this demeaning voice. It is the teeniest part of you compared to how great you really are except that it has a mighty set of lungs and can yell the loudest. It’s loud voice drowns out the voice of your true self and intuition. This fearful voice undermines and sabotages you from making the quantum leaps you know you want to make.

If you could free yourself from grips of that fearful voice that saps your power and shrinks your courage you would share your great message with the world, wouldn’t  you? You would inspire people with your story of how you healed your life with your healing modality or healing product or service, right?

And the world needs healing so badly right now.

It needs you and your story and what you do to help others heal and feel empowered and connect to their own greatness.

Your greater self has been pulling you toward living your mission and purpose. When the voice of fear is in control it drowns out the sound of  your true self and intuition. It keeps you playing small and hiding from the spotlight that is meant to illuminate the path toward living up your highest potential.

To access this greatness in you that’s dying to get out you’ve got to see that voice and fear it creates in your life for what it is; an illusion. Think of it as being much like the “Great Oz” in the film The Wizard of Oz who was exposed for what he really was; a small man with a big microphone!

This illusion is just fear being projected into the future. It causes you to picture all the things that can go wrong and that stops you in your tracks from taking action so you stay stuck. But the thing is it isn’t real. It’s purely imagination and it’s 99.99 percent certain none of the scenarios that keep you frozen with fear will ever manifest!

When you shut down the babbling voice of fear you’ll hear the other voice and feel empowered, emboldened and excited about moving forward.

It’s time to shut down this fearful voice once and for all. Can you feel it?

When you override that fearful voice you will become whole again and connected to your inner power. The fractures created by the fear held your power and greatness at bay and siphoned off your energy and ability to rise up and live your bigger purpose. Being “whole” again allows your greatness to flow through you instead of staying trapped and frozen. When your greatness flows through you it can be felt by others and it inspires them rise above their own fears. It helps them connect to their own power and greatness and to step up and step out onto the path toward living their great purpose too.

When you heal and overcome the voice of fear you contribute healing to the rest of the world. We need more “whole” people who’ve overcome their own inner battles, conflicts, drama and trauma. The world is seeing an enormous spike in violence and it’s coming from the collective consciousness of all of us combined.

It’s time to shut down this fearful voice once and for all. Are you ready?

The way to shut the fearful voice is to realize your return to wholeness and contribution is needed. You would not be alive at this time if that were not true. If you inspire even one person to rise above their fearful voice and return to wholeness, who are you to withhold that from the world?

Listen to the “real” voice and do whatever it is your heart has been yearning for you to do.

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What Lie are You Listening To?

What Lie are You Listening To?

What Lie are You Listening To?Businessman loser

By guest contributor Chance Scoggins.

What lies are you listening to? Does your inner critic say, “You’re a loser? You can’t do anything right? You’ll never win?” Time to change your limiting beliefs and change your life.

I’m ugly.

I’m broken and unfixable.

My life is what it is.

I’m too old.  My best days are behind me.

I don’t have time.

I’m good, but not good enough.  Someone always beats me out.

Once I learn more about it, I’ll step out.

I’ve got ideas, but no one will give me a chance.

If I let myself really care about someone, they’ll break my heart.

I’m going to fail, and everyone’s watching.

I’m stuck.

I’ll never have a family.

She’s going to cheat on me.

I can’t get out of this hole.

I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t stop.  I have to.

I’ve lost the thing that made me special.

I don’t have enough ________.

I can’t.

If you’re like me, it hurts even to read that list.  But did some of it feel familiar?  It did to me.

I asked several people in my life to anonymously share the message that creeps into their head and privately taunts them.  This is part of the list that has formed so far.  Keep in mind, these are uncommon people.  They’re leaders of their industries, the center of their circles, and some of the smartest and most effective people I know.  They’re doers.  They’re popular. Many of them wise, some of them famous.

And yet each of them has vicious, paralyzing lies swirling around in their heads.  Lies that are eager to make them believe they’re not enough, that the obstacles in their way are too great for them to overcome.  Lies that would surely derail them if they let them linger and didn’t deal with them swiftly.

And so it is with you and me.

Were you to quiet yourself and ask, “What is the lie I’m listening to?”, you’d be stunned at the list you could make.  Maybe some of these thoughts would make it onto your list, or maybe yours would look completely different.  Regardless, like everyone walking the face of the earth, there’s a battle raging in your heart and mind between the person you were meant to be – and a second rate, apathetic, lazy and scared, counterfeit version of yourself.

We win or lose this battle by what we choose to believe – truth or lies.  It’s a simple, but life altering fact: If you’re beaten in your mind, you’re beaten before you even begin. Period.  Every time.

Think about it.  If you think your efforts are for nothing – that you don’t have enough time or potential, that this is all there is, that it’s too late for you – then why in the world would you waste even one minute trying?  What kind of dummy would you have to be to make a change if you believed your fate was sealed?  And so you stand still… which, ironically, actually does seal your fate.

As we think, so we are.  So it’s worth truly considering –

– What is the lie or limiting belief you’re listening to?

– What has it cost you to believe it?

– What would be possible if you decided to change your mind?

– What’s stopping you?

Face your limiting beliefs now. Changing your thoughts can change your life.

Back to you…..share your limiting belief. You’re not alone we all have them.

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Chance Scoggins is the author of a brave living blog, and is also an award-winning music producer. Grab his free eBook, Quotable, here.