Your limiting beliefs are hiding out in the areas where you’re producing results that you don’t want.
Your limiting beliefs shape everything you do, don’t do and every decision you make. They prevent you from seeing opportunities and discourage you from creating them. What’s even more disturbing is what they cost; the high price we pay in exchange for them. Our limiting beliefs cost us relationships, health, time, money, self-esteem, and freedom, basically quality of life. So how do we break free of the pesky little devils? The first step is to be able to recognize and identify what those beliefs are. Notice what you say to yourself about that area of your life where you’re producing the results you don’t want. For example, if you’re having trouble finding a relationship, perhaps what you say is something like, “Men are only interested in younger women” or “Women only want men who have a lot of money”. My point is anything that you say to yourself to justify why that area isn’t working out for you is in fact… a limiting belief.
As author Evelyn Waugh wrote, “When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.” Here are a few to keys to un-lock and “un-limit” your thoughts and belief system:
One: Acknowledge that these are only beliefs, not truths, not facts! The difference between defending your limitations vs achieving your goals is CHOICE… use it to create your best you. Besides who’s better than you anyway…NOBODY!
Two: Replace the limiting belief with one of possibility. Replace and reset with thoughts and beliefs that are supportive and inspiring. It can sound something like, “My financial difficulties in the past have taught me so much that I’m fully prepared to handle them now!” Or, “Now that I’ve been in an unhealthy relationship I’ve learned what to look for in a happy, loving partner!
Three: Take action. Take action using a fresh lens, a fresh perspective; action in line with your goals and desires. In other words, step into it as if your new belief is FACT (because it is!). For example if you intention is to release weight and live a healthy lifestyle, what will you put in your grocery cart?
The IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER is to take action, even the smallest step, will help solidify your new un-limiting beliefs and decisions. Your first steps don’t have to be perfect, just headed in the right direction. And be sure to acknowledge yourself when you’ve taken that step, that’s right… go ahead and be AMAZING!