“I’m not smart enough to get A’s in school.”
“I’m not good enough to make the team.”
“I’m not good enough for ______”
“I’m not ______ enough……”
Limiting beliefs are a BEAST!
My kids are getting older, and I’m seeing through our conversations that they are already accepting some limiting self beliefs. Enter mom heartbreak. 💔
Knowing how to best help my kids right now has been on my mind a lot lately. So when Chris Downing said, “Challenge your beliefs.” -and- “Try before you modify!” this week during the Shift Shop workouts it pulled at my heartstrings. 💕
There I was…. down on my knees, modifying my pushups. 👀
In my mind - I can’t do push ups. I USE to be able to do legit push ups …. but over the past few years I have felt my muscle strength DECREASE. Come to find out it happens with autoimmune stuff. #hashimotos 😕 And I have accepted that as my truth.
🤔 But is that REALLY my truth?
🤔 Or is that a limiting belief?
🤔 Maybe that was the case YESTERDAY, but what about today?
🤔 Can I TEST my limits to SEE FOR MYSELF what I’m capable of TODAY?
Cuz let’s be real here….. How can I encourage my kids to challenge THEMSELVES and challenge the beliefs they have if I’m not doing the same? 🤷🏻♀️
Asking myself those tough questions during my workout was a real GUT CHECK.
I get it - my kids’ beliefs reflect their current reality.
Just like MY belief in my inability to do real pushups reflects my current reality.
But the only way to CHANGE reality is to CHALLENGE beliefs. 🤛🏼
& most importantly….. >>>>> IT STARTS WITH ME <<<<< #thehardrealityofmotherhood
So the last few days I’ve been trying the full pushup BEFORE modifying. I’d like to say I immediately surprised myself & pumped out an impressive amount of push ups. But that hasn’t been the case.
I have felt my arms give out, my knees buckle, my stomach cave in, MORE TIMES THAN NOT.
buuuuuuuuuut……. I HAVE done a few full push-ups. I’ve done a few. Oh the power of a FEW. 🙏🏼 Those few unmodified push-ups have taught me a lot about myself.
💡I’m stronger than I realize.
💡My current reality isn’t a definition of my potential.
💡I underestimate what I CAN do.
So DUH - of COURSE my kids underestimate themselves, also. 😔
Hello motivation. 👋🏼
I will challenge MYSELF. I will figure out how to completely SHATTER the limiting beliefs holding ME back, so I can SHOW my kids BY EXAMPLE & personal experience how they can do the same.
Cuz I REFUSE to idly stand by as a parent and let my kids live beneath their potential. 🌟