My husband shared an article with me this morning on the BBC about bullying being a key reason why kids are hiding their talents. It’s a bit sad to think that brilliant kids are having to hold back their abilities for fear of bullying. As Ross Hendry shares in the article, ‘It’s unacceptable that rather than celebrate their talent, they feel that they have to hide their gifts, purposely underachieve in crucial subjects and miss out on things they enjoy because of bullying.’
As a mother to be it has me thinking more and more about the type of education and opportunities I would like to give my kid. As a business owner it has me thinking about bullying in a very different way.
The fears that we may have experienced as a kid can continue to haunt us as adults when they become the tapes that we play in our heads over and over again. It becomes the voice of our ego that wants to protect us from ourselves. Yet, instead of protecting it limits us and keeps us from reaching our potential as individuals.
Some of our fears may be so deeply ingrained that we don’t even realize they are there. Fear of writing, fear of public speaking, fear of success, fear of being different, fear of listening to your inner guidance…I feel like I can write a novel on just listing out the fears that we have accumulated as a society over time.
The question to ask yourself is, “what fears are holding me back now and how is that helping me achieve my vision?” If it’s not helping, then you have the opportunity to do some work on releasing and reprogramming your subconscious to think differently. I love this video from Marie Forleo and Dr Cathy Callautt which gives great step by step tools on how to reprogram the subconscious mind to get what you want.
Now that you have no more excuses, what are you going to do? For me, I’m starting by writing more frequently and not allowing the old excuses to come up that keeps me from being committed to this process. Looking forward to having you join me!