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You’re Not Broken You’re Under Construction, Shifting Your Growth Mindset

Written by: Cynthia Martin, CHt, RMT, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Being in the field of Personal Mastery with a few decades under my belt doing my own work, the most common misconception that I repeatedly encounter from people that has to change is this notion that there is something about or within them that is wrong and/or needs to be fixed, healed or corrected. The fundamental flaw in this thinking and mindset is that they have allowed themselves to accept, believe, or be convinced that there is anything wrong with them.

In this article, I want to keep it short, sweet, and to the point. You are, always have been and always will be good enough, perfect for the moment you are growing through at any given time. What I invite you to embrace is that who we are right now or who we needed to be when we were learning through those life experiences in the past was exactly who was equipped to handle them. Every human who has to experience the school of life would do better if they could and the only way to do better is to learn and grow from what we learn and often, we learn what not to do and what we don’t want in order to understand what we do want, and what to do better.

I recently heard an interview on the Lewis Howe’s School of Greatness Episode 1258 where he asks comedic actor Terry Crews the question, “What was the greatest lesson therapy has taught you” and his response was brilliant. Terry replied with “Assembly Required,” akin to being like Legos that can be reshaped because “you are not broken, you are unfinished,” which I feel encapsulates my point of how shifting your mindset about becoming your better self can transform your life dramatically.

When we start to embrace life as a series of learning experiences and treat every chapter of our lives as moments in time, not life sentences, we can begin to move into a place of empowerment that allows us permission to become a masterpiece in progress. The moments or chapters of our personal evolution are the layers that need to fall away to reveal our work of art, like Michaelangelo chiseling away at the block of marble that was nearly discarded by someone who only saw a damaged piece of rock and instead had the vision that revealed the masterpiece which he described to exist inside and he was just removing what concealed it.

So, if you are on the path of self-improvement, and personal development, in pursuit of becoming your best self, I encourage and even implore you to shift that perspective and acknowledge yourself as the masterpiece in progress that you are and treat yourself as your best self now on a new quest of remembering and experiencing the whole you without the weight of other’s expectations, limitations and identities. I also encourage you to find the right support along the way to help you see the greatness within, ready to be revealed.

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Cynthia Martin, CHt, RMT, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Cynthia is a Spiritual Awakening & Higher Mind Mastery Coach empowering conscious professionals, entrepreneurs, & emerging visionary leaders in their spiritual journey to become self-actualization and superconscious so they gain mastery of their mind and energy and create their dream reality. She is on a mission to activate greater potentials of conscious leadership for those seeking more than the ordinary in both life and business. By using transformational methods and tangible science-based frameworks that work at the level of the superconscious, she can help you achieve the fastest and easiest path to healing and reprogramming yourself to naturally live at your best in health, happiness, and wealth & success.



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