When you have limiting beliefs, it can be very difficult to get rid of them. At times all you think about is wanting to be successful and being happy. You may get stuck thinking that your success or happiness is limited to the limitations of your beliefs. In order to get beyond these limiting beliefs you need to break them down into the smallest pieces. Once you have done this you can then work on shattering the largest part of the belief. That is making them a limiting belief.
What you mentally tell yourself is often what you believe most of the time. This will play a large role in how you think about the world around you and how you feel about yourself. Open up your mind to new possibilities and you may find a limiting belief that is holding you back from experiencing exactly what you desire. This is commonly called limiting beliefs. You have probably heard the expression: You can not have everything.
When you are working on changing your limiting beliefs you need to focus mainly on one belief at a time. For example, maybe you have a belief that says that you cannot change careers. You need to break this belief down into bits. Maybe you have convinced yourself that you need to work in an office. Once you have broken the career belief down into its simplest form, you can begin to apply it to the idea of changing to a new career.
Another technique for breaking down limiting beliefs is to look at them as if they are statements. When you read a statement, take note of how the author frames the statement and what is implied by the statement. This will help you see your beliefs in a new light. In many ways your beliefs are just beliefs. You can use statements as tools to reframe the beliefs that are holding you back.
You might think that this would only be a brief discussion of limiting beliefs; however, it is too important not to discuss them. It is easy to justify our beliefs when they seem safe. The problem with that is that our beliefs are often holding us back. They could also be the key to our success or our failure. If you want to change the way that you think about your limiting beliefs, you need to take action!
That action can come in many different forms. In most cases it will take a conscious effort to change the way that you think and feel about limiting beliefs. However, sometimes there is no way to overcome them without consciously changing the way that you live your life. This may mean making changes to your environment, to the people that you spend time with, and to the things that you believe and hold close to your heart. However, if you take this action you can begin to see some progress.
The first thing that you need to do when you are willing to make a change is to stop believing that your limiting beliefs are true. Instead, you need to start believing that your new beliefs are true. It doesn’t matter whether you are practicing the new belief as part of a daily ritual or as part of your life as a Zen Buddhist monk. What matters is that you start from the belief that your new belief is true. This will be difficult, but it will be worth it in the end.
In addition to consciously changing your limiting beliefs, you may also want to consider changing your behaviors as well. You may have been able to practice your new beliefs through your actions, but if you have been carrying out those beliefs unconsciously you can begin to remove those behaviors before you get too far. This will require some patience, but it can be done. For instance, if you have been carrying yourself in a way that is not healthy, perhaps you could begin to develop a more positive attitude toward work by taking up practices such as walking a few miles each day or even volunteering at an area center. There are many ways that you can begin to remove the limiting beliefs that you hold and replace them with new beliefs that bring about greater happiness.