Welcome to our first “quick empowerment” post or Quick-E for short. Our series of shorter blog posts packed with a quick thought, lesson, or story. The intention is to educate, inspire, and empower our readers in an easy-to-digest manner. Today’s quick-e is about freeing limiting beliefs in order to take the leap and shatter whatever your glass ceiling is.
Here we go…
The other day, I was inspired by the @ceoschool podcast (again, highly recommended!) and knew I had to share.
The term, “shatter the glass ceiling” is used in the corporate world to represent the invisible barriers imposed on us. Whether it be gender, race, social class, etc. they ultimately limit growth and opportunities in the workplace. However, what I want to bring attention to is that while yes, these barriers and limitations exist, there are also limitations within ourselves which get in the way and keep us from ever approaching said “ceiling” both in the workplace and in life.
What is keeping you from taking that step forward or keeping you from taking the leap?
Are you “stuck on the sticky floor”? Our self-imposed limiting beliefs are things that we can directly work on to best position us to shatter those glass ceilings. In fact, we might not even be aware of the stories we are telling ourselves or how they are limiting our potential.
“I’m too small, I’m too young, I’m not smart enough, I’m too inexperienced, I don’t belong here, I’m not worthy, this is just the way things are”…and the list goes on.
So, what stories are you telling yourself that are holding you back?
If we want to even have a chance of shattering those glass ceilings, we need to address the issues at hand. BUT, we also need to get out of our own way.
You are the author of your own stories; rewrite them.
“I am small but my impact is large, I am not too young, I am smart enough, I am inexperienced but learning, I do belong here, I am worthy, just because things are this way does not mean they have to stay this way.”
Get through that sticky floor by finding the strength and support to keep taking those steps forward. If it feels uncomfortable, good…growing pains.
We can’t shatter those glass ceilings until we first shatter our own limiting beliefs and get off that sticky floor.
…take the leap.