“Beyond Survival” author Maureen Brady expressed the notion of self-sabotage as the following:
“Sometimes we self-sabotage just when things seem to be going smoothly. Perhaps this is a way to express our fear about whether it is okay for us to have a better life. We are bound to feel anxious as we leave behind old notions of our unworthiness. The challenge is not to be fearless, but to develop strategies of acknowledging our fears and finding out how we can allay them.”
When I feel into my own myths and how they have contributed to both my failure and success, I cannot ignore the fact that most of it stemmed from my inability to reach out and ask for help. Even when I was battling stage 3 cancer in 2014, I barely asked anyone for anything, thinking the fight was all mine to face. Looking back, I held onto several false beliefs that were detrimental to my livelihood and didn’t offer much in the way of growth. Thankfully those days are long gone and newer perspectives have formed.
When I resource my head 🧠, the phrase, “No man is an island” keeps pinging at me. It’s a reminder that no matter what I think, I can’t make it all on my own.
My heart 💓 is beating to the song, “You'll Never Walk Alone.” As the song lyrics go:
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
💿 Judy Garland / The Garland Touch
My gut 🤰 is doing something funny. It’s ravenous and wants to eat. It’s craving something spicy. It wants to taste something sweet. In satisfying these urges, I realize that I’ve been feeding it all the wrong things. It’s not actually hungry; it’s really desperate for connection.
So what 3 myths are running your life and how can you transform them into a call to action? Comment below.
Every Monday morning at 10 AM EST I will post a powerful prompt which can also be synced to your smartphone calendar here and follow it wherever it leads. The aim is to resource all "three brains" — head 🧠, heart 💓, and gut 🤰 — in hopes of connecting the dots to those sticky parts in our nature that matter.