Yesterday I had my regular call with my business coach and whilst discussing my progress, I started to cry. True, I'd done the majority of what I'd committed to previously and I was heading in the right direction, but it didn't feel enough.
I'm in the process of doing something completely new and at times, that feels both scary and also frustrating! You know what you want, you can see it, smell it, taste it and yet some days, try as you might, it just feels like you're not getting to where you want to be, quick enough.
Maybe you can relate?
After some discussion with my coach, she said something that made complete sense to me: Thoughts are just thoughts - we don't have to believe them, or give them our power.
After some contemplation and meditation this morning, I realised that if a friend came to me with self-doubt, I'd offer reassurance, love and support, yet when it's myself, I sometimes get caught up in criticism, instead of being my own cheerleader - only I have the power to change that.
The late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer once said: "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" and I think this applies to the way we look at ourselves, as much as anything outside of us.
So, the next time you want to do something and you start hearing that voice that says "you can't do that", "that's not meant for you", "you're not good enough".
STOP and WITNESS the thought.... Then get your pom-poms out (imaginary ones if you don't have real ones!) and celebrate the things that you HAVE done, the things that you are proud of, the challenges you've overcome and then remember that you CAN do ANYTHING!