We all have mindset monsters. You have too! Oh yes!
Mindset monsters are these little voices that bully you all the time. They are the ones that tell you “you’re not good enough” ; or “are you sure you want to do that? It’s so risky….it’s not you….” Or “ you’ll never manage…” “you are ridiculous dreaming about this. Who do you think you are? “. “You are really a fraud…” “What if they don’t like me?”
I guess you get the picture now.
Actually Mindset Monsters are nice. They care about you! They are here to protect you, to keep you safe. This way, you are not hurt. Because, being rejected, not succeeding, looking ridiculous, failing…well, it’s painful!!! And no one wants to experiment pain! This is why they care about you.
The only problem is that they care so much about you that maybe they prevent you from doing things, from thinking outside the box. It’s not because a Mindset Monster tells you that you are so bad at mathematics that you can’t now make a budget for your department! Because your mindset monster is still stuck when you were 6 years old, trying to add 2 + 2 and not being good at it! Now you are 30, and I am convinced you can plan a budget for your department or your business.
So, yes, let’s make pictures and be creative here! And let’s see how your monsters look like!
Take a piece of paper, pencils, colours….whatever you feel creative with.
Take deep breaths, close your eyes and try to visualise your monsters.
Maybe you can hear what they tell you.
Maybe you can see how they look like? Are they a person? An animal? A fantasy creature?
Do they have any colour, texture, smell?
Go on…. Draw your monsters.
And once you’ve done that, thank them for protecting you, but tell them that you need to move forward.