What kind of excuses do you constantly tell yourself in order to make it easier for you to achieve something that you don’t want to do? These are called limiting beliefs. They are basically subconscious thoughts, attitudes, or opinions that you constantly tell yourself is the truth. In many instances, limiting beliefs are just unconscious, subconscious thoughts that work like a defense mechanism against potentially negative or lower vibration emotions (e.g., frustration, sadness, fear, anger). And because they are seldom discovered during the course of the process of how to get rid of a bad habit, your conscious mind will not even know about them until it is too late.
For example, let’s say that you believe that you must have enough money to buy the new TV that you’ve been wanting, and that you absolutely cannot live without it. When you are asked for financial details, you’ll rationalize away by telling yourself that it won’t take me very long to get the money, and that it doesn’t matter whether I don’t have enough money, because at least once I get the TV I’ll be satisfied. But before you know it, a week passes, and you don’t have enough money to purchase the new TV. You berate yourself for not having enough belief in yourself; and you go out and try to buy the TV on sale–and are once again dismayed when you can’t find it.
It happens all the time with rich people. They don’t use their money wisely, and they have never been taught that there are better uses for their money than buying expensive things that they could do without. The sad truth is that most rich people have never learned how to stop living rich and start living poor. If you are like most rich people, then you are probably living the limiting beliefs that go along with this pattern.
One of the biggest problems you’ll face as you work to overcome your limiting beliefs is fear. Fear of not having enough money, of not being successful, of failure, of rejection, of looking bad… these are all internalized fears that you’ll have a hard time getting out of. Here’s why:
So here’s the big secret: limiting beliefs, even if they are self-fulfilling, will not keep us from what we want most in this life–whether it’s a new car a new home, a new relationship, a vacation, or more. We will remain true to ourselves, and our purposes, no matter what. The question is: How do you get over your fear of letting yourself go in this area? What do you need to do to remove your limiting beliefs about success, and living in abundance?
This is a big question and one that many people have wondered about over the years. I used to think that I would never be able to let go of my limiting beliefs about becoming financially independent (I felt I was too young or too old for it), and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to live the kind of life I wanted. In fact, I was afraid of leaving my nine-to-five job and living my life the way I really wanted to, even if it meant I had to give up some things. Over the last several years, I have gradually become less scared and more empowered, and I can tell you that this process has changed my life for the better.