Inner Growth Thought of The Day 50 – Letting Your Guard Down

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 50 – Letting Your Guard Down

February 19

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Letting Your Guard Down

 

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When defensiveness takes place it is similar to how people talk about resistance and focus on those things you don’t want, which then end up coming more and more your way. With life being an experience that you can learn from every day, when you keep your guard up this means you are blinded to seeing things of you and the world at large.

 

Letting your guard down (in a way that is comfortable to you and in tune with your heart) gets you to slowly bring your fears to awareness, face them; and also, stay open to life’s uncertainty as things come your way.

 

Here are some ways to noticing when you’re letting your guard down or not, and how you can work with yourself to release defensiveness.

 

  1. Make a list of things you are defensive about and next to each rate them from 1-10 on how they affect your inner harmony. In order of highest to lowest, think about one way you envision being able to release that defensiveness.

 

  1. Think of the feeling that you get when you are letting your guard down and apply that feeling to the defensive aspects you’re working on from your list above and anything else you notice is something you’re being defensive about.

 

  1. Anytime you notice you get defensive about something or someone, go within (inner self exploration moment) for about 5 minutes and ask yourself questions regarding this defensive reaction (is it fear, ego, worry, etc.). With knowledge you can decide what to do next.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

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Inner Growth Thought of The Day 49 – Assumptions & People

February 18

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Assumptions & People

 

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When we make assumptions there’s a closeness that happens, which takes away from your inner growth and the ability to learn more and truly listen to the person and/or situation you are making assumptions about.

 

In order to look within and pursue a path of growth and knowledge, it is necessary to become aware of where your assumptions lead to close-mindedness and judgement towards others, which is what removes you from that inner growth learning mindset.

 

Here are some ways to work with yourself so that you may learn from your assumptions and not take away from your day to day learning opportunities.

 

  1. Any assumption you make, review it and ask yourself why you are making this assumption. How does it affect your life? How does it affect the person or situation? And any other questions that get you to look within on why this assumption has come about.

 

  1. When you become aware of your assumption in a situation or towards a person put it aside and try to take a neutral stance in the moment so that you may open up your mind to simply absorbing, listening, observing.

 

  1. Over time, make a list of the common characteristics of assumptions you make about people (whether you know them or not) and ask yourself what the common characteristics say about your view of the world and people; and are you happy with that view.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 48 – Social Validation & Image

February 17

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Social Validation & Image

 

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Understanding how social validation and image affects our self-image and actions is something that helps each person to arrive at letting go fully of this need of this external input that doesn’t get you to be authentic or lead from the heart, so stops you from inspiring your highest potential and growing from the heart.

 

Realizing that everybody has an image they want to portray and faces doubts with social validation and image is the awareness that can stop you from doubting yourself and doing things that are in reaction to thinking this will appease your doubts.

 

Here are some ways to work towards releasing the habit of doing things based on social validation and image and focusing on your heart message and authentic self.

 

  1. When doubt creeps in on something you’re doing or how you see yourself in that day, list 5 reasons why you feel it is right for you and 5 reasons why you’re doubting it. For each reason that brings doubt find a valid reason for that doubt that doesn’t come from external sources (others).

 

  1. Every day be aware of the image you portray and look to how it feels with your heart, if it completely resonates with you and is authentic to your intent, essence, who you are. If there is any moment in that day where it does not feel right to your true self, ask yourself what you can do to change this moving forward and understand why you chose to go against what felt right in the first place.

 

  1. Once a day ask yourself one question regarding how social validation influences your choices, doubts, feelings, and/or anything you realize social validation has an effect on with your inner self and in your life. For the question asked, explore how you can move toward self-love, inner growth, and removal of self-doubt. Then apply your solutions and reevaluate them when or if the same questions come up so that you can reconsider another way you want to attempt facing this situation.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 47 – The Process & You

February 16

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: The Process & You

 

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When it’s time to see how one is involved in the process of inner growth, change, transformation, and all that comes with the experience of life; it isn’t always easy.  The biggest challenge is thinking that if you are involved in your own life (so that means your own problems and pains) that then you are to blame, or you are “guilty” of something.

 

This is the case when you stick to a conflict mindset, when in an inner growth mindset on the other hand you realize that the process of growth, change, transformation, and experiences of life are all about learning things.  You gain knowledge of yourself thanks to focusing inward and to the external that gives you situations to explore, for without you would not have anything to explore.

 

Here are some ways to keep the process and you (your involvement) in the inner growth mindset so that you can gain your takeaways.

 

  1. Life experiences that hit a nerve are the ones you want to look at by removing yourself, the personal component, and seeing what you can learn about yourself through that perspective.

 

  1. Make a list throughout the year of how you affected the situations that were most important emotionally. List how or if love was a component of each way you affected the situation; if love was absent, how did that change how you affected the situation in that case.

 

  1. Every day choose one way you will actively participate pursuing inner growth that day by looking within/exploring your inner self.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 46 – Your Mindset

February 15

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: Your Mindset

 

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The mindset you hold is that instinctual reaction you have to things that happen, but with awareness that mindset can also be transformed to something more.  You can learn about yourself by becoming aware of your mindset and also choose to work towards gaining a mindset that entails learning, inner growth, and reacting in an open way to what life brings your way.

 

Life is an experience that is affected by your mindset and along with your beliefs you can work towards your inner heart’s desire, which then furthers you along your self-discovery and consciousness journey, but also one where you are reacting in a way that inspires your highest potential.

 

Here are some ways to work with your mindset to bring about an inner growth mindset that leads you as far as you want to go in your life, as you enter that learning reaction mode.

 

  1. Once a day notice how your mindset is involved in how you experience the day (you can notice this with the words you use, the feelings you have, the thoughts you think, and so on).

 

  1. Describe your mindset for the year that has past using three adjectives to describe it. Add another adjective to your mindset or change the adjectives if you wish to do so.  This added adjective or change is what you want to see unfold in the upcoming year.  When you review this list at the end of the year notice how you implemented the new addition or description and repeat for the next year.

 

  1. Make a list of your beliefs and how they can support your ideal mindset. Every time your mindset comes into play in a life event, apply your beliefs and/or go to them to help guide you with your mindset in the moment.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 45 – All You Need Is Love, Self-Love

February 14

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: All You Need Is Love, Self-Love

 

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The importance of self-love to leading a life that is in harmony with you, your heart and inner growth is fundamental.  The thing is, behind our self-love, there are a number of layers of why some of us have more of it and others less.

 

However, no matter the level of self-love, once you seek to gain knowledge of it and aim to give yourself the same love you share with others, that is when self-love becomes a constant (because you seek to maintain it now that you are aware of it).  As your self-love stabilizes and grows it then integrates into your journey helping you to overcome obstacles and challenges, and completely transforming your mindset to embrace the learning behind your life experiences.

 

Here are some ways to keep self-love in the forefront and make it a part of your inner growth journey.

 

  1. Take 5 minutes in the morning to look at anything that came to mind about yourself in the past days or weeks that you had mixed feelings about. Give yourself a pep-talk and get to the bottom of why the mixed feelings. Close your 5 minutes by genuinely sending yourself self-love because no matter what, you are still a most beautiful person (no one is “perfect”).

 

  1. When you think of the love you have for yourself what feelings arise. Make a list of them and explore them all. Try to understand how your past and present environment play a role in these feelings, and how your self-love plays a role in them.

 

  1. Every time you think you’ve made a mistake, take 10 minutes to ensure you’re not beating yourself up about it, to give yourself some love, and to look to solutions for this thing you consider a mistake.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊

Inner Growth Thought of The Day 44 – What’s Empowering

February 13

Inner Growth Thought of the Day: What’s Empowering

 

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When you think of what’s empowering in your life many things come to mind, but there’s one thing that empowers you more than any other; and it’s the same thing that gives you stability or takes it away from you. What’s empowering is YOU.

 

Yes, you are the answer to feeling and being empowered beyond compare to anything else.  It’s because you are the answer to any of your problems (since you are the one looking for the solutions), you decide whether or not to tune in to you heart, and you make the choice of what you want to focus on and what weight, importance, and attention you want to give to something.

 

Here are some ways to tap into you, so that you may bring about those empowering moments at any time.

 

  1. Make a mental list of when you feel empowered; next notice the common feeling in all those moments, as well as your state of being regarding yourself (for example feeling very sure of yourself or the situation).

 

  1. Define what empowering means to you with the attributes of feelings and when you are in a moment of need bring your attention to those feelings.

 

  1. In those moments when you need to feel empowered what is the common thought on your role in whatever is going on. Whatever it is you’re putting on you (“blaming on yourself”), have a pep talk and let it go. Remember to be kind to yourself and help yourself learn what it is that you needed to learn in that moment so that the experience may add to your empowering yourself in future moments like these.

 

Your turn – Share your inner growth thought of the day, a sentence, life examples, or action steps you take with new beginnings 😊