What are limiting beliefs? Essentially, limiting beliefs are false beliefs, thoughts or attitudes that one feels is the truth. They often have an adverse affect on one’s life from not allowing them to progress and growing up on a professional and personal level. The good news is that limiting beliefs can be corrected and eliminated if you know what to work on.
When we talk about a “belief”, we are generally referring to something that you have decided to “hold onto” until a more rational time. We all have these, whether it be in our careers, in relationships, in our health, in education and in everything else. Your beliefs are basically directing your life in one direction or another. When you allow a limiting belief to take over, think about what it is doing to YOU! You are basically pulling yourself down, mentally and emotionally.
So how do you know what your limiting beliefs are? The first step to correcting them is to acknowledge that they are true to you and to begin to question them. By questioning them, you will be able to recognize your own “self-limiting beliefs” and realize that there may indeed be better options for you. You may decide that you no longer want to hold onto the beliefs that are holding you back and want to eliminate them for good.
Some examples of limiting beliefs around relationships are: I am too busy with my career to get along with my friends, I don’t have enough time for new people, or I don’t have the time to commit to new relationships. Another form of self-limiting belief is: I am not good enough or qualified to make a change in the world. In fact, there are probably some people in the world who are better qualified or more capable than you are. You might decide that you are done feeling useless and want to set yourself free.
You can either release your limiting beliefs through consciously noticing them when they crop up or just by believing them for prolonged periods of time without question. Release your limiting beliefs by taking action to either make changes in your life or get the help you need to overcome them. Get help if it is needed, such as psychotherapy, or enroll in an online course. Release your limiting beliefs by making a commitment to eliminate your unhelpful beliefs. Begin to do everything you can to remove them.
As you remove your limiting beliefs around your self-image or relationships, you will notice a shift in your energy, your moods, and even your energy level in general. This shift can be a very powerful one. It can mean that you have successfully learned how to let go of the belief that you are worthless and that you can’t find a good partner. It can also mean that you have successfully overcome the fear of rejection.
When you release your self-limiting beliefs around these areas, you will begin to feel more confident about yourself. This, in turn, will strengthen your bond with others and give you the confidence you need to take on your next challenge. Self-limiting beliefs around your relationship with yourself can prevent you from finding your true love, and it can keep you from experiencing success. If your limiting beliefs around your self-image, self-esteem, and relationships are keeping you from reaching your full potential, it may be time to make some changes.
Whether your self-limiting beliefs are due to low self-image rejection, or fear, they can weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your goals. With the help of a coach or an online course, you can let go of these limiting beliefs and learn how to let the good things out that you deserve. This will give you the confidence you need to reach your goals. No matter what the cause of your beliefs, it’s important to release them so you can live a life filled with accomplishment.