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Often times we use our past to determine what we are or aren’t capable of.⁠⁠
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It’s where we look to find confidence in something.⁠⁠
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Our abilities.⁠⁠
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Where we make decisions on our future from.⁠⁠
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But our past is done. Our past self evolved the very next day.⁠⁠
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Our past is just a collection of thoughts our current selves are thinking about it.⁠⁠
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Your past cannot tell you what will come. Or what you can do or cannot do.⁠⁠
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If 2020 has taught us anything is that what we think our future will look like may not be anything we could have ever imagined.⁠⁠
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It’s normal that we do this.⁠⁠
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Our brain uses patterns and already formed neural pathways to inform decision making. It’s just being efficient and trying to keep you safe.⁠⁠
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It of course wants to find evidence. The only evidence it has is your past. It’s the only thing that has already happened.⁠⁠
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But everything you have ever done, you have never done before. Until you did.⁠⁠
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Your brain, left undirected forgets that. Because now it has a long list of things you have learned and done.⁠⁠
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But it is still as capable as it was as a baby learning to walk. Or becoming a mother. Or launching a business.⁠⁠
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Your future is not determined by your past self.⁠⁠
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I want to encourage you to learn the skill of borrowing from your future self and having self- confidence over regular confidence.⁠⁠
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You can learn more about this in Episode 25: “End Self- Sabotage from Your Future Self” on the Balanced and Free Mom Boss Podcast.⁠⁠