Imagine being able to be the same person on the outside, as you are on the inside. How free would you feel? How much more at ease and very fulfilled? How whole and complete would you become?
Isn’t that a much nicer place to be than in bits and pieces, being one person in public and another in private? Working hard to be fit into and express the opinions of others for you (real or imagined) leaves one feeling ill-at-ease and fragmented most of the time.
And living in that manner is indicative of living with judgement and its consequences which include a lack of confidence, a lack of assertiveness, a lack of self-worth and a loss of self-esteem; all of which contribute to feeling stuck, lost, confused, frustrated especially when in your quiet moments you own up to yourself that you have settled for far less than your best, far less than your truth…and that you have given up your voice…
So, who needs to deal with judgement? Well, the more appropriate question would be, ‘who doesn’t?’ Take the following for example:
- Oprah Winfrey was dismissed from her job as a TV reporter, because she was ‘too emotionally invested in her stories’ and considered unfit for TV.
- Elvis Presley was told after a performance in his early career that he was better off returning to his previous profession of truck driving.
- Ed Sheeran was passed over by recording labels for being ‘too chubby and too ginger’ for the marketing necessary for ‘popstardom’.
- Lady Gaga, after being initially signed up to a label was dropped after just 3 months.
- When Marilyn Monroe began her modelling career, agencies told her give it up and to consider becoming a secretary.
- Walt Disney was fired from his job as local newspaper reporter for ‘lacking imagination’ and that he had no good ideas.
Imagine if any these celebrities had built a castle around these and other judgements they no doubt would have encountered. Not only would they have lived an ‘incomplete’ and fragmented life; the world would have been missed out on a great deal of great stuff…
How about you? What are you going to do about the judgements that are holding you back? Would you allow your real self to step forward and make your own unique contribution to the world?
Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. Join us at the Confidence Breakthrough on 5th and 6th November for hands on experience and learning to burst through those obstacles.
What better way to mark Guy Fox’s weekend than to set explosives to your barriers so you can experience your confidence breakthrough?
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And remember: you can live on the outside as the person you really are on the inside: you can make the decision to begin the process today!