We often use the word ‘hidden agenda’ when we suspect that someone has an ulterior motive for their actions. Did you know that you can have a hidden agenda when it comes to setting your own goals?
Most people are completely unaware that they set goals as a way of trying to battle their self-limiting beliefs around worthiness and deserving. A common example is setting a weight loss goal or an income goal – which seems fine on the surface – however if the person is operating under a paradigm they says they’re not good enough, then the hidden agenda is actually to feel worthy rather than to lose weight or earn more income.
Having a hidden agenda is one of the ways that we set ourselves up for failure because whenever we embark on something to prove our paradigm wrong, our paradigm always wins. Even if you manage to lose weight in the short-term, you’ll find a way to put it back on because you haven’t changed the underlying belief. The experience of being in battle with yourself will also make the goal achievement process hard to enjoy.
Watch the video below to work out whether you have a hidden agenda:
If you experience devastating lows when you miss a goal or get bad results, this is a strong indication that you have a hidden agenda behind your goal. Feeling crushed after goal failure has more to do with the reinforcement of self-limiting beliefs than with the unfavourable results.
To eliminate hidden agendas, you need to identify and overcome your self-limiting beliefs. In the next article, I will share a tapping script that you can use to identify and neutralise the emotions around hidden agendas.
For a more personalised diagnosis of your self-limiting beliefs and hidden agendas, you can also book in a for a Clarity, Strategy & Action session with me by visiting my booking page.
Please comment below and let me know if you’ve identified any of your hidden agendas.
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