My definition of shiny objects are the people or things that what we give our attention to vs. being intentional and purposeful in creating and experiencing a life you love or having what you really want and what you say is important to you. All those things that you allow to sabotage the experiences and outcomes you long for in your life.
I am going to claim that these shiny objects are learned habits and patterns that feed into our limiting beliefs, negative internal dialog and old programming. At one time they may have worked to keep you safe or protected in some way. They are no longer working. Now the cost of following and chasing shiny objects is holding you back, keeping you stuck and getting in the way of you stepping into your brilliance, magnificence and endless possibilities.
The first and most important agent of change is awareness. This is not an opportunity to make yourself wrong. If you want anything other than what you currently have, it is an opportunity to see what you can learn so you can make new choices.
What are your shiny objects?
Is your to do list, multi-tasking, endless stream of projects, excuses, drama, blaming others, fears, procrastination, withdrawal, avoidance, need to be approved of, loved, accepted, need to belong or is it the reaching, chasing, grabbing of a more, better, different life? Is it not having declared standards or boundaries, not having a plan, not requesting support? Are you more of a crisis manager than a designer of your life?
What would it look like for you to RECOMMIT to living a life you love?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Your past is not an indicator of what is possible for you in the future. You have power of choice and voice.
What do you want?
What are you going to do about it?
When are you going to do it?
Here are some ways to reframe some limiting beliefs and actions. You get to discover those that will intervene on your shiny objects. Shifting or letting go of negative or limiting beliefs allow you to choose new actions that create a more empowering future.
Limiting belief - It's never enough.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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