As I was driving back home after some errands the other day I heard my mind rattling off all the projects I am juggling, my to-do list, the book launch, bills to pay, life to do, and on and on.
I realized that every time I am in that place of feeling just a wee bit overwhelmed there’s one particular voice that resurfaces over and over again. It starts saying the same thing “I mean….”
It sounds kind of like this “I mean I have so much to do, how I can do this..” or “I mean, I’m only one person, why doesn’t she/he do this.” “I mean, why can’t it be like this or that.”
That little voice is the devil of destruction. It wants to pick fights with my loved ones, my friends, and practice endless self pity for not being able to win the lottery and sit beachside every day. The voice of “I mean” wants to get or keep me frazzled, it wants to run away with my rationale mind, and tear down my ability to calmly and peacefully get things done.
I realized that every time the “I mean” voice starts to come out, I actually notice it. Then I figured out that I could change it, so when it started down the “I mean” railroad track I turned it around. Now I’m saying “I mean…..for you to shut up and leave me alone.” There, I said it – go away as you mean nothing to me.
So I wonder, what’s in your head. What’s the trick your ego plays on you to get or keep you stuck, playing small, afraid, fearful, or hiding. Listen up, it’s the same voice over and over again…
Tell me what’s in your head!