How many times do you catch yourself or staff members saying "I'm just a dentist," "I'm just a hygeinst," "I'm just a dental assistant"? Well STOP! Everyone in your dental office is more than just a... Bring confidence back to your dental team!
I'm just a: mom, a dad, a hygienist an assistant, I'm just in the front office. This statement is an indication of self-limitation. It's a reflection of the insecurities that we all carry around inside of us. Obvious to some and seemingly contradictory to others, success is found by those who are willing to fail. There are countless examples in history of failure being a common prelude to success. Over and over again people start conversations or respond to compliments with, "Oh"
Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded. It's no surprise that failure is not celebrated like a perfectly implemented and successful plan. When you fail at something, it isn't fun. If you are not willing to fail then you will have no opportunity to fail. Security comes with the drawback of closed doors; failure is an essential pert of any ambitious path. With failure comes great opportunity for learning. If you are not failing then you probably are not taking enough risks.
How prevalent is self limitation in your life? How often does "I'm Just" sneak into your self-talk and affect your life? There are many reasons that we use that phrase. It might be a way for us to decrease the expectations that we set for ourselves. It might be an attempt to help others feel more comfortable, to convey that we're "just one of the gang." Or it might be that we truly do feel as though we are "just" defined, limited, explained by one of our roles. It may even be an automatic response.
The problem with self-limiting beliefs is that they appear so real to the extent that the person can hardly tell whether he has a self-limiting belief or a real one. You can change your believes now. Everything is now, your believes change your perception of past and future events, but they do not determine where you go in life. Take back your power by designing your own destiny. Instead of saying to yourself "I'm just" start saying " I am now"
Change your mindset, change your words and change your life.
Live the life you design!