The monkey on your back

I always find it so interesting that when one begins to really get serious about attaining a goal, the little monkey on our backs pulls our ears and screams in our head “Are you kidding?  You can’t possibly do that”.  That’s how I see the nay sayer in my mind – I call it “the monkey mind”  which tries desperately to keep me limited and sabotages my efforts to move into my power.  I literally see it as a monkey on my back, freaking out because it knows it’s losing control over me and it’s frantic to beat me down and keep me from my potential.

It helps me to see it as something separate from me, and I mentally slap it off my back and say “Your not welcome here anymore.  I am in control, I am powerful, and I am a success.”

I always tell my clients that our EGO mind really likes to be in control, and when we connect into our power, into the divinity that we are, the ego feels its finger-hold start to loosen and in it’s panic it pulls out fear and self-doubt as its arsenal.  When I know that this is a real indicator of transformation happening in me, it gives me the courage to not listen and move beyond my fear and doubt, knowing that when it’s present it shows that I am truly moving across a threshold into a higher level of success.

I remind myself to be grateful for these days, as it gives me the opportunity to capture a limiting belief or  fear and clear it out of my system with one of my tools, and move into the next level of my empowerment.

The key for me is my visual of a monkey on my back, because it reminds me that it is not me, but something separate from me, and it’s easy to reclaim control by knocking it off with assertive affirmations of my power, my confidence, my success, and my divine support and guidance.



About Bambi Thompson

Bambi Thompson, OTR/L is an Anxiety Transformation and Breakthrough Specialist who trains your brain to reroute stress,limiting beliefs, and insecurity to a new path of clarity, calm, and confidence—ultimately unleashing your success. Bambi's approach to empowered transformation brings the neuroscience to the metaphysical, and in the most straightforward English imaginable—your brain will be rewired but your head won't spin. Bambi is an Occupational Therapist, an Intuitive and Energy Healer, and a Panic Disorder survivor who's toolbox pulls from neuroscience, spirituality, energy medicine techniques, and her deeply empathetic nature. Her unique and powerfully successful approach involves teaching you the tools to re-program yourself for inner peace, goal achievement, and success. The results? Profound change in all aspects of your life!
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2 Responses to The monkey on your back

  1. anotherjennifer says:

    Great tip! I’m going to have to try that visualization. I like the idea of reminding myself that those negative thoughts are separate from me. Thanks!

  2. It’s really helpful for me, then I don’t feel overwhelmed and “broken”.

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