Clarifying Your Beliefs
Before you can make any change, it’s vital to understand where you’re currently at. Your starting point.
This is what the first step of this course is all about. It’s where you clarify the thoughts and words you habitually use to describe yourself, and the feelings they induce. This includes what you see when you look in the mirror, how you feel in social situations and how you imagine yourself in future scenarios.
For some people, it will be easy to put this into words due to a preoccupation with such thoughts and the coping strategies that arise as a result.
For others, this may be the first time that negative self-talk or beliefs are brought to the forefront and fully articulated.
Please understand that thoughts, especially negative ones, have more power when they go unchecked and left to fester. When expressed via words, especially written, they are exposed and open to challenge.
It’s incredibly important to challenge your negative self-beliefs on a regular basis. These are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. Often, they come into being without conscious effort on our part, yet still form an enormous part of our personal narrative.
Some people find this process quite difficult, and that’s totally fine. But I urge you to give it your all. Because the work you do in this lesson will lay the foundation for the rest of the course
So please, download the document, get today’s task done – it won’t take long – and get a flying start to the rest of the course.