When you say you can’t do or achieve something, what does that really mean? Who has told you that you can’t or what has happened to make you believe that you can’t?
I ask myself these questions whenever I doubt my ability and in doing so soon realise that the limiting belief I am experiencing is one of my own making based on a past experience or one that I have allowed someone else to wrap me in; someone else’s limiting belief.
These limits do not serve your growth or your development. They keep you small and unnourished. They keep you locked in your comfort zone and worse still, they keep you fear ‘filled’.
How will you ever discover the possibilities for you if you do not experience the many opportunities that come your way?
How will you discover your true calling if you constantly listen to what other people tell you, you can or cannot do?
There is something quite pleasurable about stepping into the unknown, accepting you may have to fumble your way for a while before you have clarity. It’s okay! It’s allowed. It will add fruit to your tree of learning and provide you with experiences you can share with others, in turn helping them.
There is a beautiful piece that I want to share with you. It is so powerful and I believe it to be true. It is taken from Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles, Written by Marianne Williamson:
“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, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. 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.”
So free yourself from the limits that people and life have set for you, free yourself from the limits you have set and learn to fly again, as you were meant to. The Sky’s the limit… and be happy to break through that one too!
“If you think you can do it, or you think you can’t do it, You are right.” Henry Ford
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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