When someone’s accused of wearing a mask you automatically think the person is a fake or a fraud. Did it ever occur to you that you are wearing a mask too? Like most people you probably don’t’ consider yourself a deceptive person, and the mask you don is more likely to serve as self-protective paraphernalia. This mask in fact distorts not only how other people see you, it changes how you see yourself. The mask allows you to fool yourself in believing you are something you are not – worst of all it reveals itself as an image or inner voice that talks you out of your greatness.
This mask or disguise appears in many forms - the Inner Critic, Self-Doubter, Self-Saboteur, etc. Whatever disguise you wear you unknowingly convince yourself you’re not good enough, strong enough, smart enough, or pretty enough. The state of being “not enough” creates a wall. This wall exists between you and others, and also within yourself blocking you from your passionate and heartfelt dreams. When you remove the mask you will see you are the wall. The biggest challenge you face in life is moving away from the illusion of the mask.
Many thought leaders call the mask your “gremlin” or ‘your dragon”. No matter the name you give it, know you are meant to change it. To wear the mask from a place of strength more than camoflauge. The challenges and difficult situations you experience in life are designed to motivate you to change your mask essentially shifting your LIFE style. The pressure, stress, and life lessons are “reasons” why you should step forward and take off the mask of self-doubt and self-deception.
As I begin to think about the persona I’m designing in my new year I’m going for Self-Advocate, Self-Love, and Inner-Courage. What character will you play?
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.