Marie Forleo teaches in her new book that beliefs are a choice. For example, if you’ve believed your whole life that because you didn’t go to college you can never be successful, then you’re right. BUT if instead you believe that because you didn’t go to college that you CAN be successful, then you’re also right.
Lizzo just performed at our local music festival ACL, and our news station did an incredible interview with the music icon. Read what she had to say on this topic…
“Eventually, she picked herself up and started climbing the rungs of a music career, through bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt. She says her career finally took off once she started to believe that beauty doesn’t have a size. Smith asked, “You’ve said you’ve struggled with self-confidence. How did you change it?”
“It’s not something that you really change; it’s something that you address and work on,” she replied. “I had to address every layer of insecurity. Cause I can’t just be like, ‘Alright, my arm’s not jiggly and lumpy anymore.’ That’s delusional. You have to be like, ‘That’s not ugly to me anymore. and it’s not wrong to me, it’s beautiful to me,’
“And I think that is why I’m able to call myself fat. And people are like, ‘No! Even my friends. I’ll be like, ‘Well, bitch, you know I’m fat.’ And I’m like, ‘Don’t say no. I am fat. I am beautiful.’ I think it’s because I learned to actually look all of my insecurities in the face, call them by their name, and fall in love with them.”
“Which is a process – this hasn’t ended yet, right?” Smith asked. ⠀
“It ain’t over.”
“It’s a daily exercise?”
“I’m still doing it. Right now!”…
I love how Lizzo says her career finally started to take off when she changed her beliefs about herself. Marie is right – we already have what it takes to create our destiny, we just have to change our beliefs about ourselves.
What beliefs are you holding onto that need to change? What belief can you let go of and finally move yourself forward? Let’s dig up some self awareness, and work on it together. I’m with you! ❤️