In Part I we learn that comparisonitis is a conditioned response. In this Part II of the blog sequence we talk about this phenomenon as a lack mindset. This poverty mentality is founded on two core beliefs that: 1)
resources are limited – that there’s never enough to go around; and 2) there’s something missing in us to achieve success – that we have to look outside to up-level our skills, knowledge and capabilities.
The negative energy associated with limiting belief perpetuates through the quantum field and the Law of Attraction a condition of more lack and an embedded belief of not enough (externally and internally).
Comparisonitis very often stems from a feeling of not being good enough, of not valuing ourselves, of not being satisfied with who we are and what we have. It is closely associated with the desire to be perfect in everything we do.
We are so often conditioned by a society that places merit on external validation, on recognisable achievements and awards. We get a “pat on the back” when we’ve done well in our exams, we get promoted when we’ve been the top salesperson, we feel honoured and validated when someone has taken the time to recommend us for a job well done.
I’m not immune to this type of conditioning. My mother was a German perfectionist – nothing less than top notch would do. My father was a free-spirited entrepreneur, less of a perfectionist, but still he valued a degree education and top grades as a mark of a distinguished, capable and erudite person. He prized intellect, knowledge and learning.
Comparisonitis can have a crippling effect on us if we don’t break its cycle.
At 45 I started my own business for the very first time. I was fed up having my hands tied, having a management title, but no real freedom to make my own decisions. I was caught up in the excitement and whirlwind of running a successful company , but it came at a cost! Little did I understand about energy. When you sacrifice self-care and time for others, there is a huge cost which will prove the undoing of you and your business. But I’ve now discovered there was a silver-lining in this cloud for I came to understand the importance of energy alignment and how this factors in creating a fulfilling and uplifting life and successful business. If you’re stuck, in trouble, or at a midlife crossroads seeking more fulfilment and freedom, then read this article and find out more.
We have a lot of pre-conceptions about who we believe ourselves to be. Indeed, our beliefs are what influence the results in our life. What we think, we create, both for the positive and the negative. Conditioning during childhood and the power of our subconscious mind can hold us captive to self-doubt, unless we have the tools and the growth mindset to overcome this. This article explores this topic in more detail and shares stories of famous people who have gone through the self-doubt mill. What is essentially important is that we attach ourselves to a clear vision or mission in life (Dharma) and that we disconnect from the ego and the outcome of our efforts in the knowledge that we serve a higher purpose.
Most people see creativity as a sacred realm, haunted by the privileged few who are somehow blessed with special gifts and insight. In this article I want to debunk a few myths around creativity particularly in regard to its origin and accessibility. In this article we learn that creativity is not just a right-brain activity and it’s not the domain of the gifted. We all are creative geniuses, but we just need to learn how to break down the barriers to creativity and connect to the wellspring of inspiration that is our heart.
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