This week I’m sharing my favorite quotes from the book, The PUNCH-LINE Approach, by my very own Coach and Mentor, Kim Guillory. I’m also sharing my own experience in doing this work, as each of the chapters is a step in the process to personal transformation. Enjoy!
Through my process of doing this work for the past few years, I’ve uncovered some real shitty thoughts about myself that I had been spinning on repeat in my head.
-I’m too big
-I’m not attractive
-I’m not smart enough
-I’m a loser for not completing that goal
-I’m too privileged to complain
-I’m not good with money
-I always quit too soon
-I don’t know how to do this (insert any hard thing in life)
-My childhood broke me
-I’m not enough for all the people who need me
-I’ll never accomplish my goals
-I want too much in this one life
-I’m never satisfied
-I never get what I want
-No one gets me
-I’m damaged goods
…and on and on it goes.
Because I’ve been coached so much, and because I’ve done a lot of work journaling, I can now see my current results are directly from those thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, I would also think good things, which also created my current results.
What I discovered is that I’m totally responsible for how I think and feel. I may not have been responsible for the circumstances but I can take my power back now.
So uncovering what old programs, old belief systems, and thought models that are running my brain is super important work. Without it I would still be creating the same reality I had in 2016…which was a very dark and dismal existence for me. One that I never want to return to.
Once we see that these lists of thoughts we’ve stacked up are truly just thoughts, they are not actual facts, then we can switch gears, redirect and think something differently.
We see that these thoughts were programmed into our brains by other people and institutions.
We can interrupt these thought patterns and question their truth.
We can Navigate onto a new course!
That’s the next chapter in the book and the next step in this process, continuing right here on the blog tomorrow.