Remember a time when you tried your hand at something, and failed, miserably? Are you letting the shadow of your past failures sabotage your present chances of success, even if unknowingly? Failures, and the feelings of sadness and inadequacy, can linger quietly under the surface for years. It could be failure as a child to succeed in school work, or at sports, or as an adult trying to make their way through the world. How about we try EFT tapping to see if we can erase these dark writings from our walls, so we can then autograph them with shining success?
During the tapping think about one or more failures in your life that you often get reminded of. Repeat tapping with different failure situations to cover as much ground as possible.
EFT tapping set up
Even though it hurts to even think about my past failures, it is indeed worse to know that my past failures are preventing me from being successful now, and in the future. I wish I could reclaim my power and start all over again.
Even though my past failures haunt me, and prevent me from being the best I can be, I wish I could start over somehow, without the burden of these past failures.
Even though it feels counter intuitive that my future success is not really affected by my past failed efforts, even so I’m opening up to the idea that it might be true after all. That gives me a fresh start and feels liberating!
EFT tapping round 1
Eyebrow I’ve not succeeded in the past.
Under the eye I’ve been a loser at most of what I’ve done.
Side of the eye These past failures are proof enough.
Under the nose They obviously show a trend.
Chin Whatever I do, these past failures
Collar bone keep sabotaging my efforts.
Under the arm It is true that I could have given
Top of the head some things better attention,
EFT tapping round 2
Eyebrow I could have worked harder.
Under the eye But all I’m left with is regret.
Side of the eye These past failures reside in every part of me.
Under the nose They keep reminding me
Chin not to push myself too hard
Collar bone since I’m doomed for failure anyway.
Under the arm My past failures teach me
Top of the head to rejoice in others’ failed efforts too.
EFT tapping round 3
Eyebrow It is as if I’m looking for validation
Under the eye of failed efforts everywhere around me.
Side of the eye And within me.
Under the nose They preemptively sabotage my efforts
Chin to become better, to contribute better.
Collar bone What if I could get out
Under the arm from under the shadow of my past failures?
Top of the head What if I could wipe the slate clean
EFT tapping round 4
Eyebrow that has my past failures written all over?
Under the eye What if I could learn all I need
Side of the eye from my past failures, and start afresh?
Under the nose What if I don’t need to keep beating myself up?
Chin What if I don’t need to hold myself back
Collar bone from being the best I can be?
Under the arm These past failures are like a big rock
Top of the head tied to my feet that keep me where I am.
EFT tapping round 5
Eyebrow What if I could instead use them
Under the eye as stepping stones to future success?
Side of the eye Maybe I don’t need to feel like a failure
Under the nose in order to learn from my failures.
Chin I choose to acknowledge the lessons
Collar bone from my past failures and be thankful.
Under the arm I choose to trust that I am afterall, good enough.
Top of the head I choose to open my mind to the possibility
EFT tapping round 6
Eyebrow that past failures are NOT indicative
Under the eye of my future success.
Side of the eye I am opening up to a whole new outlook,
Under the nose and ideas that will steer me in newer,
Chin better directions I never knew!
Collar bone I’m opening up to being pleasantly surprised
Under the arm by how wonderful I truly am!
Top of the head I’m welcoming success into my life, with open arms.