This topic is a big one! I have been guilty of this more times that you can imagine, I still find myself doing it for no reason, especially when things are starting to go extremely well. I have been looking at Randy as a mentor for the past couple of years being involved in a company named FuXion Biotech that he brought to the United States from Lima, Peru.
Randy hits home on a lot of things once you listen to his story. Where he came from, and how he got to where he is today. Now Randy gives back to help others break through barriers keeping you from being successful in life and business. I will link to the original post on Randy’s site and to his previous post which helps explain how things started. Okay here’s RG…
Last post we explored how your well-meaning parents (or others) probably screwed up your life. This is usually done inadvertently, but this doesn’t make the damage any less destructive. (And possibly more so.)
They give you a potential belief. You adopt it. Then that belief becomes a foundation influence on every major decision and action you take for the rest of your life. Seriously.
Your parents tell you one of the evergreen memes about money such as, “We may not be rich, but at least we’re honest.”
You mentally process this as “rich people must be dishonest. I’m glad we’re poor because that means I’m honest. Rich people are bad people, poor people are good people.”
That is a core, foundational belief about money. A limiting belief like this one is reinforced literally millions of times for you, by organized religion, the government, pop culture, mass media, and your friends and family. Then every time you’re exposed to that belief, it’s another impression anchoring it in your subconscious mind. Now every important decision or action you take (or don’t take) is strongly influenced by the filter this belief creates.
You could actually turn down a job when you’re 20, reject a potential investment when you’re 30, and sabotage a promotion when you’re 40 – all because of a belief that you unknowingly adopted when you were six years old.
And you will continue self-sabotaging yourself when you’re 50, 60 and 70, if you don’t break the cycle. That’s where we’ll pick up on the next post. Until then, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
How Your Self-Sabotage Gets Started – Randy Gage