When I’m presented with a positive opportunity my first response is fear.
My self-talk begins generating a list of reasons why my health won’t allow it, why I couldn’t possibly make the time for it and blahdy, blah, blah!
Yes! There’s a part of me that still feels like an imposter, is afraid to be seen and is afraid of failing with an audience.
The key is to keep that voice in the peanut gallery instead of as Chairman of the Board.
I help you step by step (as I’ve learned to do) to gain power over that voice so it’s smaller and easier to brush aside.
Part of the process is countering the fear with compassionate self-talk.
I remind myself I offer nothing more than my best at any given moment.
That I will be human throughout and make no promises beyond what I’m confident I can deliver.
I will not accept responsibility for something someone needs from me unless it is communicated directly to me. Telepathy is not a gift of mine.
Though I enjoy travel I’m not available for any guilt trips.
I will decline all efforts to compel me to feel shame.
I declare now that I am good enough and no human has the power to deem it otherwise.
Once I’m grounded and empowered in my values and my humanity, I can respond from that place instead of fear.
Let’s work on your empowering voice.