015 Your Life Your Success – 10 Sentences We Need to Ban from Our Vocabulary Right NOW


Lies we tell ourselvesWe don’t even notice how many limiting and belittling lies we tell ourselves all day long. Find out how you can change your life by eradicating these lies in this week’s episode of Your Life Your Success.

1. I am not deserving.

As Marianna Williamson says: 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.

The excuse of not being worthy just shows that you’re scared and that’s OK. Still, you are deserving of everything you dream of. Don’t let this lie hold you back.

2. I’m not … enough.

I’m not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, educated enough, rich, disciplined enough.

This is the most common lie we tell ourselves. We compare, we play small, we hold back because we believe that there’s someone better and we’re less than. Again, it’s a brutal lie.

You are enough simply because you are.

3. It’ll never happen to me.

If you think that why, it won’t. I used to think that way (and still do way too often) and life never failed to make this prediction come true. However, if you choose to be open to the possibility that it (whatever that it may be) will and can come true, you will create a whole new energy that will help to make your dream a reality.

4. If only…

If only circumstances were different. If only my upbringing was different.

If only these beliefs/sentences were not just lame excuses!

5. I don’t have the time.

Guess what, we all have the same amount of time. It’s up to you to choose what you do with your time. You have 168 hours in a week. Let’s say you sleep 7 hours (we’re talking ideal here), then you have 119 hours left. You work 40 hours a week, that’s 79 hours you have to chase your dream.

6. I don’t have the money.

Educating yourself isn’t expensive. After all, we have the Internet, right?

Get creative, think outside the box and you’ll find plenty of ways to make your chosen lifestyle a reality.

7. I don’t know how.

Marie Forleo says: Everything is figureoutable.

If you truly desire something, you’ll make it happen. You will learn everything there is to learn because you yearn to get to where you want to go. That’s how I did it with The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image, my first book, and that’s how millions of others are doing it with their respective dreams.

8. I must have the love and approval of others.

This can be related to you chasing your dreams or simply believing you can find the man of your dreams. No, you don’t. The only permission you need is yours.

9. To be loved, I must change into someone I’m not.

Or I must agree to everything others say. Surely, they’d leave my side if I stood up for me and told them what I really mean, right?

Wrong. People will respect you for sticking up for yourself and having an opinion, having your own values and your own mind. If they don’t, they don’t deserve to be in your life.

10. I’m ugly and fat and that’s why I can’t play a bigger game.

Your looks have nothing to do with what you can or can’t achieve in life. It’s all about your inner attitude and your confidence. So, don’t use your dislike for your body as an excuse not to take action.

Resources I talked about:

The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image

Beyond Marketing and Building Relationships – The Life-Changing Benefits of Social Media 

55 Quick Tips to Start Your Self-Care Practice

Learn How to Podcast 

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  • http://friendshipsociety.net/ Eric West | Friendship Society

    Using phrases like these are a good way to manifest a sad unhappy life. You are very right that we need to ban these from our vocabulary. Whenever I notice that i’m getting in a negative mindset by using negative phrases like these, I like to flip them around and say the opposite to myself a few times. I find it helps flush out the negative thoughts when I force in the positive.

    • http://aMINDmedia.com/ Anne-Sophie

      Eric, thanks for sharing this. I love your suggestion. Yes, erasing the negative thought with a positive one recreates balance and over time, you’ll begin to go to the positive thought more easily.