Is it Possible that You’ve Experienced Identity Theft?
Ask Yourself :
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What do I really want?
These are very important questions that we seldom, if ever, ask ourselves. Maybe we’re even afraid to ask them.
Diving deeper into these questions is an important step to gaining control of the things you are experiencing in life and to make LOA work for you.
You are, right now, the sum total of your previous experiences beginning at birth. In your early years before you started school, your parents greatly influenced your worldview along with how you first thought about yourself … who you are, if you are a good or bad person, if you are talented, smart, or doomed to failure. Through your school years you had additional influences from teachers, friends (and enemies), coaches, ministers (rabbi’s, priests, etc.), and youth leaders that significantly contributed to what you think about yourself even to this day.
Has Your Positive View of Self and Belief in Possibility Been Stolen?
Did you ever stop to think if somewhere along the way your self identity had been stolen? Did you knowingly or unknowingly cede control to someone else of what you believe about yourself and what is possible for you?
Maybe there was a teacher who told you that you were not smart enough. Maybe there was a coach who said you were not good enough for the sport or activity you loved. Maybe a parent told you that you were a disappointment, constantly compared you to a sibling or friend, or that you needed to become a doctor and not the artist, dancer, or musician you wanted in your heart to become.
I remember being told from a very young age that “money goes where money is.” My family was not the place where money was so I logically concluded that money would not be flowing my way … ever.
This thought about money was not my thought, but I allowed it to become my thought based upon what I heard from my parents. After almost half-century, I’ve finally decided to replace that old view of money that was hacked into my beliefs from outside of myself with beliefs about money that I chose. I now know that money goes to where thoughts about money and beliefs about money are. As I think, so shall I experience.
You Are the Co-Creator of Your Experiences
Your thoughts form the blueprint for your life.
Are you experiencing the success you desire?
If not, then stop and take a look at the beliefs underlying your thoughts. Look for the root of your beliefs. Are you able to identify a point in time when a limiting belief was planted into your mind or when a person’s words steered you away from pursuing a path, dream, or goal that you greatly desired?
When you either knowingly or unknowingly allow a thought or belief of another to become your thought or belief, you have effectively allowed yourself to become the victim of identity theft. This can be a painful experience when you come to realize that someone in your life reprogrammed your intrinsic identity (of being a magnificent, unique, talented, potentially highly-successful individual) with a definition of being less than or not enough or a failure.When you either knowingly or unknowingly allow a thought or belief of another to become your thought or belief, you have effectively allowed yourself to become the victim of identity theft. Click To Tweet
The Motives Behind this Identity Theft are Usually Well-Intentioned
You may hear reasons such as:
- “I wanted to protect you from disappointment.”
- “Life is about realistic expectations.”
- “Your desired career path will not pay you a high enough salary.”
- “That person you love will only hurt you in the end.”
The good news is that you are always in the position to reclaim your identity. You can always choose to change what you think and what you do. If you want to sing, sing no matter what someone may have said about your singing ability.You can always choose to change what you think and what you do. Click To Tweet
If you are in a career that you dislike because a parent or a teacher directed you there, take a class and explore a new career direction doing something you love.
Before you can create the new experience of success you desire, it is important that you first identify where you are. Don’t be afraid to ask yourself what you really want. And don’t be afraid to follow your thoughts and feeling and intuition back to the point at which you allowed yourself to put aside what you really want in life because of someone else’s opinion.
Many Highly Successful People Initially Had Their Self Identities Hacked
Or, at least, had someone, or even many someone’s, try to squelch their self identity and ability to succeed.
Sylvester Stallone was rejected 1500 times by talent scouts, agents, and others in the film industry as he tried to get a job as an actor. At one point he had to sell his dog to pay the electric bill. Eventually he became homeless. He wrote the script for Rocky which went on to gross over $200 million at the box office with him playing the lead.
Oprah came from extreme poverty, was raped multiple times as a child, and ran away from home at 14. She interned at a radio station and decided she wanted to be in the media. She wanted to be a news anchor and asked her agent to get her booked as the backup for a very famous one. Her agent said it would never happen …. because she was a black woman. She fired the agent.
JJ Watt is the best defensive end in the NFL. When he first went to college at Central Michigan they saw him as a tight end and not a defensive end. He decided to leave Central Michigan and walk on at Wisdonsin as a defensive end. He earned a scholarship, was drafted into the NFL and is now the best defensive end in football.
Lisa Nichols, one of the world’s best motivational speakers who got a million dollar book deal, was told in college by both her writing and speaking professors that she should never speak and she should never write.
Michael Jordan when trying out for the high school varsity high school team was assigned to the junior varsity team … which left him in tears. He turned out to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In his own words, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 years old. He failed his entrance exam to college. His father died considering his son a failure. He later went on to develop the theory of relativity and did groundbreaking work in physics and math.
Eddie Hall was expelled from school at 15 and became a mechanic. He said at the age of 19 that he would be the Worlds Strongest Man. Everyone said he couldn’t. He won that title in 2017 and still holds the world record for deadlifting 500 kg (1,102 lbs).
Charles Darwin said in his autobiography that, “I was considered by all my masters (school) and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.” He was considered a failure and dropped out of college more than once. He later went on to become “one of the most influential scientific minds of our time.”
Lady Gaga was bullied so badly that she didn’t even want to go to school sometimes. In college a group of people started a Facebook group whose sole purpose was to bash her. She has now won an Oscar, multiple music awards.
Abraham Lincoln had one defeat, loss or failure after another. He lost his job at age 23. At age 26, the love of his life died. He lost numerous elections at the state and federal level. Refusing to give up despite so many obstacles, he was eventually elected as President of the United States.
You are a powerful creator capable of experiencing anything and everything you desire.You are a powerful creator capable of experiencing anything and everything you desire. Click To Tweet
You Can Decide to Change
If you find that your self identity has been hacked, decide to take it back right here and right now. And with the full control and knowledge that you can be, do, or experience anything you desire, set yourself on a new course. Intentionally program the universal Law of Creation (also known as Law of Attraction) with your most passionate definition of the success you wish to experience.
You will not regret it!
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