If you let it – your negative mind can run your life.

If you let it – your negative mind can run your life. And, what’s worse – your negative mind can link up with all the other negative minds out there and use them as proof that it’s right.The negative mind has a purpose – to keep us safe. But, we can spend so much time dwelling on what’s wrong and what’s negative – that we forget all else. To much safety is bad for recovery.

All the thoughts of “I’m not good enough” and “I’m wrong or bad” or “this will never work out“ can overrun us.

Especially when we take risks with things that mean the most to us.

When we get vulnerable and put ourselves out there, boy oh boy, can the negative voices rise up.

It’s almost as if they tend to scream the loudest when you have the most on the line. The more vulnerable, the louder the inner critic and negative voice.

It’s there to keep us alive, but what’s living without being yourself out loud?

One of the hardest things for us to do is to really put ourself out there, give something our all and put our whole heart into it and all the while we have these negative voices saying what they say.

And then when we put it out there, even if there is lots of amazing positive response, our negative mind latches onto the negative stuff of some of the few others – and then it screams “See, I told you so!”

But – that is not how we step into greatness. That is not how we make our lives mean something. That is now how we build a life of meaning and service.

WE’ve learned it’s about honouring the negative voice and heeding it when we are in mortal danger – but otherwise thanking it and moving along.


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