Who’s beliefs do you hold?
For a while now I’ve pondered over my beliefs and how they are potentially holding me back. I can feel there are things there – it’s like an invisible wall that you can see or explain, but you feel it. Something inside of you is holding you back. So what the hell is it!? This weekend while at a music event at the local pub, listening to the local youngsters sing their hearts out on a make shift stage with a terrible mic, something struck me. I was telling my man how I used to love singing and would sing in front of my class and in the car, and everywhere… to the point where my parents and brother got so mad and essentially told me to shut up as i wasn’t very good. I must have been 5 or 6 years old, but i still remember it vividly and how i felt in that moment. And you know what? After that moment, I didn’t really sing again in front of anyone. A fleeting comment from family in a stressful moment, and I took on a belief that I wasn’t a good singer and shouldn’t be singing. Woah! I can now recall a number of other moments as a kid where people commented about acting. I literally could list the times people have said to me “acting is only a dream”, “how can you be an actress when you’re introverted”, “you will never be an actress”…. these are comments made by other people, beliefs held by other people. BUT, it is for me to decide what I believe and not live my life based on the beliefs of others – particularly not those that hold me back.
So the question now is, what beliefs are up here in this head that are holding me back, that are working against me and causing internal conflict in everything that I want to do and everything that I am?? Time for something thinking time and some re-writing.
Only you know what life is for you, what brings you joy and happiness, what you are truly capable of. No one can tell you that. And the way to find your path? Gut, instinct and through the things that make you happy – it’s that simple.
Mindfulness is a good place to here. Check out our Admissions interview with Performance Coach Anna Reynolds where we go into depth on this subject – it’s good!
Do it for you and do it your way ♥️