What do you say after “I am?” Throughout your entire life you have been creating powerful I am statements. You did well in school, so you believed I am smart. You did poorly in school, maybe even just one subject, but you believed I am not smart. You compared yourself to an actor or actress or magazine cover and believed I am not attractive, or you were told you were good looking and so you believe I am attractive. You believe I am good with money, or I am bad with money based on your past. You might think I am a failure because you tried to lose weight and it just didn’t work. You feel criticized so you believe I am not good. A relationship doesn’t work so you believe I am not love-able. someone told you that you’re clumsy or not very athletic and you now believe those things.
You repeat these “I am” statements over the span of your life until they become your core concept of yourself. We each have so many of these. Some serve you very well whereas others do not have any place in your mind. As you go through your day pay attention to the thoughts you think and what you say about yourself. What do you follow with “I am?” What do you believe about yourself? These statements and beliefs are so important because they are responsible for what you live and don’t live in your life.
If you have been tolerating something for a long time, ask yourself, what do I believe about myself in order to continue tolerating this unwanted thing? If I tell you that you can have, be or do anything you want do you believe me? If not, ask yourself what you believe about yourself that makes those statements uncomfortable to hear.
Your outside world is always changing, it is your inner world that needs to be addressed. How you feel about YOU means more than anything else. It will determine how you treat others, what you tolerate from others, what you do and do not do, it impacts your health, literally everything stems from your core beliefs about you.
So what can you do? Start introducing powerful I am statements into your mind. You get to decide who you are. No one else gets to do this for you. Sit down and decide who you are. Create yourself. Get a pen and paper and write down who you are. Who you are looking forward to becoming more of, what you want to be, do or have? Remember, you get what YOU believe. If you want to get that great job you have to believe I am capable of receiving my dream job. If you want to lose weight you have to believe I am looking forward to losing weight and feeling better. If you want people around you who are kinder, you have to believe I am worthy of having wonderful people in my life. If you want to be happy, you have to believe I am deserving of happiness. If you want to be wealthy you have to believe I am great with money and looking forward to allowing more of it into my life. You can also go very general. I am capable of anything. I am free to choose any career I want to pursue. I am love-able. I am strong. I am happy and choose to surround myself with other happy people. I am happy to be alive. I am looking forward to what life has to offer. I am excited about learning that I am a powerful creator. I am in charge of my destiny. There are literally an endless amount of I am statements you can write.
Sit down and write yours out. And remember when an old belief that doesn’t serve you pops up, notice it and replace it with a more empowering one.
You’ve got this!