The biggest barrier to achieving happiness and success is all in our mind. We call this our gremlins. Gremlins favorite words are “can’t, shouldn’t, won’t. You know your gremlin well. You can either hear it , feel it or see it. We often mistake our gremlin for ourselves and that it is there for our protection. However, it actually is not there to serve our best interest. By personifying and separating the gremlin from us, we are able to clearly see that it wants to keep us small and does this with fear, indecisiveness, and ultimately prevents us from being happy. The gremlin does not want to disappear. Ironically , the closer we are to achieving our goals, the louder the gremlin speaks. There are a number of ways to get rid of the gremlin.
Set aside some quiet time to really personify the gremlin with as much detail as possible.
What does it sound like?
What does it say?
When do you seem to hear it most?
What does it look like?
What is it preventing you from doing or becoming?
What does it do to you or make you do when you listen to it?
How does it make you feel?
How is it preventing you from living up to your values?
Values is the turning point. Listening to the gremlin prevents you from living your values and living your best life. Do not give the gremlin the right to run or ruin your life anymore. Start telling the gremlin that it no longer will run your life and that you will no longer listen to it. Go to Utube to hear how I am getting rid of my gremlin. It feels really good and freeing!!! Like a huge weight off my shoulders! And feel free to share comments, suggestions and your experiences with your gremlin. I also encourage you to do your own Utube gremlin buster experience. I would love to see it!