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cynthiachan's profile thumbnail
This one really resonated with me - "We don’t truly believe what we want is achievable for us". For a long time, my limiting beliefs and self doubts held me back from pushing myself and dreaming big. Looking back now, it's because I didn't have people around me to model what was possible and I didn't believe that success was possible for someone like me. This is a hard one but so important to address!
saraanderson's profile thumbnail
I love this reflection, Cynthia! Thanks for sharing. Imposter syndrome is a popular topic for a good reason - it's something that most of us deal with or have dealt with at some point. What have you found to be the most helpful for you in your own journey of overcoming self-doubt?
cynthiachan's profile thumbnail
I haven't yet but trying to! Personally, I'm not sure that I ever will. But doing things that scare me, pushing myself to try new things (and knowing I'll survive and probably even thrive!), surrounding myself with people who believe in me (and are smarter and more successful than me) and building successes on top of each other have all helped. Also read so many books, articles and listened to podcasts about personal growth, mindset, overcoming limiting beliefs, etc. It really is a journey and so many things along the way that make a difference, rather than one thing. One thing my husband always told me is to think "why not me?" This isn't something I've mastered but it's a good way to approach why you shouldn't do something and get over that fear and doubt.
abbie's profile thumbnail
I think you make excellent points and if it helps, I coach on this and created an hour-long free webinar to guide people out of being stuck. In it, I also focus on becoming aware of the thoughts that are keeping you stuck (like "I'm stuck"). Here's the link in case any readers want to take an hour to become unstuck. Taking different action is one way to keep moving forward: https://www.abbieschiller.com/unstuck-webinar
saraanderson's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing that, Abbie! Mindset work is so powerful and I'm always happy to see other coaches out there supporting clients through their stuckness.
kimtercero's profile thumbnail
My challenge is the visualizing and naming what I want. I can't seem to get there and I've tried all the tools! I'll keep working on it. I apparently have to go deep, deep! Thank you for sharing.
saraanderson's profile thumbnail
Hi Kim! This is such a common theme I run into, especially amongst high-achievers. It can be tough to get in touch with our deeper desires and purpose, when we've trained ourselves to orient toward success. It can mean going a little deeper but sometimes it's as simple as pulling a different lever for insight. Are you up for sharing what you've tried/or what's making you feel stuck? I'm happy to offer insights and resources that might help. Feel free to DM me privately for this. :)