The benefits of developing a strong Inner Foundation are truly life change and are seen and experienced in real time, in all aspects of your life! Today, it is undeniable how developing a strong Inner Foundation is vitally important to the forming of a well-adjusted, fully functioning adult man or woman. Genetic factors play a role in shaping personality but it is mainly the environment we grew up in with our parents and care givers that enable or disable the development of a healthy functioning Inner Foundation. Did you know the quality of these experiences impacts the development of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health?
Have you wondered how important the first years of your life were and how these formative experiences with role models at the time, have greatly influenced your perception about yourself, your worldview and even your mindset and attitude today? Do you recognize or appreciate how influential the early years of childhood development are with regards to developing a strong Inner Foundation for adult life? The first five years of an infancy are particularly important for both the brain development and self-worth. All critical factors in determining whether a strong or fragile Inner Foundation will be developed later in adult life. To observe the thought and behavioral patterns of an adult with a strong Inner Foundation versus an adult with a fragile Inner Foundation, is literally the difference between creating a happy successful life with meaning and purpose and a life of misery, regret and in many cases, some form of addiction and or abuse.
All life experiences, starting at an early age at home and later at school, university, all impact the development of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Such experiences shape not only the way we perceive ourselves and how we feel and experience our self-worth but also how we see the world and our role in it. Do you have ability and courage to listen to your intuition, our internal guidance system and act upon it and take charge of your life even if our decisions do not have the approval of friends or family? These are just some of the benefits of having a strong Inner Foundation. Being able to listen your internal guidance and follow through with concrete action determines greatly the authenticity and direction of our personal and professional life.
ACCEPTING AND BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
Did you know that having a strong Inner Foundation is directly linked with good levels of self-worth, a positive attitude, and a “can do” mindset and living an authentic life? The opposite is also true with regards to a having fragile Inner Foundation which is more prone to suffer from illness, poor lifestyle choices and standards, wearing masks, people pleasing and overall unhappiness. Challenging environments such as parental neglect, abuse and harsh discipline/authority negatively impacts our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual structure. Harsh, difficult life experiences early on, often lead an individual to develop a fragile Inner Foundation in adulthood.
The consequences of having a fragile Inner Foundation are closely related to low levels of self-worth, low self-esteem and a dislike of the self. These individuals tend to be very insecure about themselves and do not know how to regulate their emotions, impulses and behaviors. They can have mood swings, swinging back and forth easily into extreme behaviors such as passive then aggressive, narcissism, bipolar, depression, addiction and other personality and behavioral disorders. Often these individuals do not know how to develop stable harmonious relationships. Instead, they often become entangled in unhealthy, dysfunctional relationships, (with partners or parents) where codependency, abuse and or addiction is a reality of the “Victim / Victimizer” relationships. They live with negative thought and behavior patterns that sabotage their life and their full potential.
Another common symptom of a fragile Inner Foundation is the absence of strong and consistent internal motivation and resilience to overcome challenges and accomplish goals. Individuals with a fragile Inner Foundation lack in self-worth and self-belief and give up more easily. When they don’t accomplish what they want they tend to blame others and the world around them instead of reflecting, taking ownership to learn and improve themselves, adapting their approach or strategy based upon what they learnt. Individuals with a fragile Inner Foundation will always struggle to reach their full potential and become good roles models in society.
Individuals with a strong Inner Foundation and a positive abundant mindset, are more motivated and resilient to face challenges and available to assist others around them. They have an unshakable belief system, about themselves for who they are and are motivated to look after themselves with respect and care. They have empathy and show care toward others. They pursue mature relationships where mutual love, respect and harmony are essential. These adults have high levels of self-esteem and self-worth and persistently strive towards the fulfillment of their personal and professional goals and aspirations. These adults have a strong sense of Inner Authority and Personal Power that guide them to overcome challenges and pursue an authentic happy life that makes sense to them.
If you feel you are insecure and have low levels of self-esteem, you can still transform your life by healing your past and letting go of all that no longer serves you today. In turn your attitude and mindset change for the better. In fact, it can be a great opportunity for you to review what’s important and what’s not. Healing from past experiences and relationships has a profoundly positive impact upon our lives by assisting us to rebuild a strong Inner Foundation and strengthening our self-esteem. As a consequence of this healing journey, we are able to unleash our inner authority to create an authentic life with more meaning and fulfillment. If this resonates with you then we invite you to read the Inner Foundation book.
When you fully accept yourself as you are and believe in yourself, trusting in both your decisions and capacities, you reinforce the qualities linked with developing a strong Inner Foundation. Living from a set of positive beliefs and noble values you feel more empowered and engaged to take responsibility and control of your life. This in turn leads to inner-satisfaction, meaning and success. These are just some of the benefits of having a strong inner foundation that in turn positively impact ALL areas of your life. If you feel like you’ve had enough and feel called to change your life we invite you to read the inner foundation book.
About The Writer
Susana Hancock is the author of the book The Inner Foundation- How Society impacts Your Inner foundation. She has a global professional experience of over twenty years, working in Europe and Asia in areas of leadership, staff training and personal development. Since 2016 Susana has been delivering professional training and coaching programs to individuals, schools, business and governmental organizations.