Have you ever been highly dissatisfied with your situation but unable to change it?
Bridgit Dengel Gaspard calls this quandary the final eighth (and refers to everything going before it as the first 7/8).
“When you are stuck in the final stages of achieving a goal, you’ve probably done everything pretty much right. You took the initiative, followed a plan, and moved toward your goal. This is the first 7/8.”Bridgit Dengel Gaspard
Bridgit described the problem many of us experience – despite the nearness to the goal, hard work, access to resources, and commitment, we find ourselves unable to take the final steps to success.
If you are like me, you have been in this position more than once. Ugh!
“The truth is, not every part of you wants what you think you want! Some of your inner selves are opposed to your goal.”Bridgit Dengel Gaspard
What?! Thank goodness Bridgit explained:
“When you identify and learn to speak with your inner selves, you’ll uncover their secret intentions and figure out which of them support your goal and which are impeding it.”Bridgit Dengel Gaspard
Bridgit calls this process VOICE DIALOGUE.
Throughout her book you are guided to discover the following truths about yourself:
- The final eighth process
- How your inner self is formed
- How to communicate with your primary selves through voice dialogue
- The hidden inner selves who are determined to stop you from succeeding
- How to communicate directly with your hidden inner selves
- Discover your own false negative beliefs
- Find the invisible, unresolved dilemmas called double binds that reside in you
- Your choice – abandon your goal or go for it
- Do you need failure?
- How to assign your inner critic a new role
- Cross your finish line
- Learn to apply safe-success guidelines
“One workshop participant who’d been stuck professionally for a long time jumped into the voice dialogue process and soon afterward found herself having to choose between two career-boosting job offers. She marveled, “What? Do your dreams just start coming true when you start doing voice dialogue?”Bridgit Dengel Gaspard
Bridgit claims she’s seen such things happen. The final eighth process frees people to develop courage, strength, creativity, and to access the resources needed to break through any impasse and reach a goal. It might feel magical!
“The goal is not to eliminate any self, but to learn from it. Trying to get rid of an inner self does not work and cannot be done. It is a fool’s errand. Anyone who has tried to eradicate their Inner Critic knows that. What I’m helping you do is become intimate with your inner selves, so you have a direct relationship with them and stop wasting time and energy running away from parts of yourself you don’t like or are frightening.”Bridgit Dengel Gaspard