5 steps to stretch your permission muscle
When do you say ”I can’t ” ?
One way of being more aware of your daily decisions and the permission you give yourself is to notice in which forms it comes up.
We will rarely say “I don’t give myself permission“. Or “I decide that …”
“This is not for me.”
“This wouldn’t be reasonable.”
“I don’t know.”
“I wish I could…”
The above are decisions or opinions, not facts.
If this is triggering to you, keep reading.
Think of something you have wanted to do in your life but has always seemed impossible (even though the opportunity has passed, or it still seems impossible).
What words to do hear?
Which sensations to you feel?
Let’s find the opposite of those statements.
This is not for me becomes I can make this work.
I don’t know becomes Without any restrictions, I would choose…
I wish I could… becomes What I can do to make this work is…
Whatever is the new statement, add because at the end and write down every single thing that goes through your head. Find at least 3. Even if it is as simple as: because I want it.
I can make this work because:
Without any restrictions, I would choose XXX because:
What I can do to make this work is XXX because:
When you think of that thing that is impossible to you, what’s holding you back now?
What’s one stretch you commit to in order to start gathering proofs that this is possible for you?
What’s one thing you can do to allow yourself to open up to this possibility?
Coach for the ambitious woman