Just a short catch up today, however a point we need to take stock of if we wish to activate our potential.
The Prison? Our comfort zone.
The Guards? The five emotional states we use to stay inside the comfort zone; Fear, Hurt Feelings, Anger, Guilt and Unworthiness
I know when I examined this short list of prison guard names, I realised how I have and do still comply with their directions; as well as being able to see it happening all around us.
The tools of well meaning parents, teachers and peers, trying to keep us safe or heading down the path they thought was right. However as we were recently informed, no one gave us permission to self parent at age 18; so we keep running these programmes.
I know I have fear. What about doesn’t make sense though; as success is a good outcome. Do I fear failing at my attempts and being judged on my failure and not my good work?
I know I have had my feelings hurt. But why should I be projecting the risk of it happening in the future; making it scary.
I know I don’t really get angry. However I do get concerned about other people misjudging me and becoming angry towards me; applying the brakes to my next bold move.
I know I get guilty at times. Using it to procrastinate and spend time pleasing others.
I know I feel unworthy at times. However many time I am reminded by my self affirming or the compliments of others; I still don’t see myself easily as the guy I desire becoming.
The good thing is I am learning more and applying more energy to leveraging off the energies of my guards to make more positive energy of my own. What do you do to use negative perceptions and emotions as powerful freedom tools?
I am busting outta here!!