We help people to notice and understand the kinds of ‘inner stuff’ that has been blocking their inner resourcefulness; in other words, when they’ve been getting in their own way. Examples include such inner stuff as fear, doubt, procrastination, thoughts of ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I can’t’, ‘It’s too difficult’, ‘It’s too hard’, ‘It can’t be done’, ‘what will people think’, ‘what if it goes wrong?’ and so on.
In our workshops, we often had a bucket to metaphorically put these kinds of unhelpful thoughts in. Over time we became more consistent in the colours of buckets that we used in our workshops and so for ease of reference, we ended up calling those unhelpful, limiting thoughts ‘green bucket thinking’.
When people are operating at a level where they are getting in their own way, they are believing their own unhelpful inner stuff as though it were totally real and true and the only version of reality.
We argue that this unhelpful ‘inner stuff’ is simply inner propaganda. And there are much better ‘perspectives’ on reality that could open the gates on a person’s resourcefulness and have them operating at a much more effective level, experiencing more success and fulfilment.