I don’t know about you, but life would be so much easier if our brains would stop hijacking our thoughts and distracting us from our goals.
What am I talking about?
You know the thoughts…
‘You’re not good enough.’
‘If you make everyone happy then you’ll be happy.’
‘You MUST achieve or you’ll be worthless.’
‘Well, naturally this isn’t going to work out because statistics show it’s impossible.’
‘Let’s not have this conversation, we don’t want to ruin anyone’s day.’
You may not know you’re thinking these kinds of thoughts, but when you step back from a challenge, put off something you could do today, or feel worthless, I’m willing to lay good money down that you’re “Mind Hijackers” have taken over.
The Mind Hijackers By Name
We all have them. They want to sabotage your success. They want to protect you from yourself.
They come in different combinations, but the one constant is The Judge. The Judge shows up in all of us. It’s when we tell ourselves we’re not enough, too much, or no one will like us.
I myself also struggle with The Pleaser, The Hyper-Achiever, and The Hyper-Rational.
There are several others like The Avoider, The Victim, The Restless, The Stickler, The Controller, and The Hyper Vigilant.
Let’s spend the next few weeks talking about five of these. We’ll start with The Judge. We’ll talk about who The Judge is to each of us, and what we can do to better silence our inner Judge.
If you’d like to talk more about these things, feel free to sign up for a 30-minute chat fest with me. Follow this link to schedule some time.