This is part two in a series: Creating your best year ever as an introverted, woman entrepreneur. Read part one here.
Belief In Yourself
One of our biggest challenges as introverted entrepreneurs can be recognizing, then building on, our strengths. A second problem is we tend to undervalue ourselves, often sure others are, too. Negative thoughts like, “I’m not good enough,” can rule us. Where do we get these ideas? They usually form in childhood when we are not aware of our thoughts or that they can become reality. As we go through life, destructive beliefs can settle in and grow, if we do not intentionally cultivate positive ideas and behaviors to counteract these self-imposed barriers.
These are the main barriers to success. They can steal your confidence and hold you back from creating and realizing your ultimate vision.
· Limiting Beliefs: Something you accept about your life, yourself, the world, or your business that limits you or your success. They turn down your light.
· Gremlins: You know, the voice in your head that says you are not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough to be successful. Everyone has gremlins, the question is, how much racket do yours make?
· Assumptions: The expectation that because something happened in the past, it will happen again; history will repeat itself. This is like driving with only your rear view mirror.
· Interpretations: The opinions you create—and believe to be true—about an event, situation, person or experience.
These are learned stumbling blocks. The good news is, anything learned can be unlearned. Once you accept and work to change the way you think and value yourself, more doors will open to success.
In the next several articles, I will delve deeper into the nature of each block and give you tools to break them down.
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