I believe that we create our future in the present. However, we all carry around a heavy burden of limiting beliefs about ourselves that we learned and experienced as weakness or “not _______ enough”.
We need the strength of Atlas to carry all the pain and fear we have collected over our lifetime! After all, what you see now is what you saw a minute ago, yesterday, 20 years ago. Here is a powerful solution that will allow you to let go of unwanted baggage.
Create a future vision through the lens of strengths; align that picture with your past and you will have the high vibration energy you need to create your future, NOW!
I had the opportunity to have private coaching session with DeAnna Murphy, CEO of Strengths Strategy, as a part of the Strategic Strengths Coaching Certification. The process I will share with you is not something we intended to go through; this is a process that we co-created during our session together. The most impactful outcome for me was to finally identify the source of the limiting beliefs I had about my ability to achieve success in my present endeavors.
DeAnna has earned my trust on a very deep level so I came to our conversation with a high level of confident vulnerability. She asked me to create an inspiring vision of my future that embodied my natural talents. I have to admit, the first version was not very pretty! Together we uncovered the core thoughts and feelings about personal value and worthiness that were linked to a view of my past and future that focused on my weaknesses, choices, and life events. When we began study of the executing strengths like drive for achievement, discipline and responsibility felt sick in my gut! I realized that my parents lived strongly on the executing side of the task axis and I was all about people, relationships and a big picture of life. I felt like I had been born into the wrong family!
She guided me through the maze of feelings that revealed themselves to me and challenged me to re-write my past and see the ultimate value of every event and influencer in my life. My family and life experiences perfectly prepared me for future achievement. I contribute my unique puzzle piece to the table of life in a way that inspires everyone around me to do the same. Now I have a clear mantra for success that I knew all along but had never clarified or shared with anyone in such a powerful way!
Here are the powerful steps we took on our journey together.
Step 1: Create in your mind and compose on paper a vision of the future through the lens of your strengths. What unique contributions will you make? How do you want to feel 5 years from now, 6 months from now or at the end of your life? What will you have accomplished? What impact will you have had during your life time? Who will be with you as a partner, lover, and friend?
Step 2: Re-vision and re-write your past through a deep understanding of your natural talents. What was always easy for you? What were you doing when you completely lost track of time? How were you influenced by the strengths profile of your family, friends, teachers, mentors? Were they “task” oriented or relationship oriented people? How have the positive or painful events of your life shaped you and prepared you to be who you are today?
Step 3: With a renewed view of your past and a clear vision of the future in mind and feeling in your body, what will you do today to move forward? What new feeling do you have about your ability to accomplish goals in the future? What level of love and support do you feel now from your natural strengths, the positive partnerships in your life and your faith in a force beyond yourself?