We’re all familiar with the idea that thoughts become words become actions. But have you consciously considered how your self-limiting beliefs manifest as behaviors in your daily life?
Many people struggle with internal blocks: beliefs or attitudes that come from your internal dialogue. For example, you might believe a difficult conversation will end badly; that’s what you’ve told yourself, and what you consider true—but it isn’t the truth. The truth is you have control over that conversation and its outcome. But because your self-limiting thoughts will inevitably become your actions, you’ve assured the conversation will end poorly before you’ve even started it.
At Aileron, we know how dangerous these internal blocks can be. We make sense of them using the GAIL framework:
- Gremlins: The inner critic that tells you you’re not ______ enough (e.g. not smart enough, not good enough, not talented enough)
- Assumptions: Beliefs that what has happened in the past will repeat itself
- Interpretations: Your personal views about a situation, including someone’s motivation or intention
- Limiting beliefs: Beliefs that you accept about life or the world that hold you back
Categorizing your internal dialogue is helpful, but it isn’t enough. How do you stop internal blocks in their tracks? How do you overcome self-limiting thoughts? How do you write your own story? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’ll find the answer at Aileron’s annual two-day growth conference, Summit.
Summit isn’t your average business conference.
You won’t just sit and learn; you’ll participate and make progress. You’ll actively work on your business with your team and your peers. And you’ll leave armed with tactical techniques for implementing what you’ve explored.
In the Breakdowns to Breakthroughs breakout session, you’ll learn how to navigate difficult conversations—and your own emotions and thoughts—to confidently lead your team to resolution. Join us as we explore how to:
- Overcome gremlins, assumptions, interpretations, and limiting beliefs
- Navigate conflict in a productive and sustainable way
- Model healthy conflict management behavior for your team