Limiting beliefs can hold you back from reaching your full potential and paving the way for success. It can stop you from getting what you truly deserve in life. These limiting beliefs can affect every aspect of your life. You can feel unhappy about being fat, you can be self-conscious about your appearance, you might be fearful of gaining weight or you might believe that you do not have what it takes to become successful in life. These limiting beliefs can keep you from moving towards your goals. Limiting beliefs are negative thoughts, ideas or beliefs that you feel to be the truth.
One of the biggest problems for limiting beliefs is that they affect our neurological pathways. A limiting belief is thought to be the truth but it has the effect of telling our brain that something is false. Our brain then sends out signals to our body telling us that something is not working correctly. By correcting these neurological pathways we are able to move onto creating more positive beliefs.
Limiting beliefs usually develop during childhood. Many people experience their first limiting belief when they are children. It is often brought on by pressure from authority figures to perform well in school or church, or pressure from peers to make certain decisions. Often our limited beliefs are self-limiting and have no basis in fact. It is during childhood that we start to learn our own self-limiting beliefs and from there to learn how to incorporate them into our lives.
Self-limiting beliefs can be very harmful and can make it very difficult to move forward with our lives. One of the main symptoms of having self-limiting beliefs is to feel trapped in your own body. It is difficult to let go of the idea that you are fat or that you do not have the skills it takes to become a professional basketball player. Your beliefs about yourself will prevent you from taking any steps forward towards changing those limiting beliefs. When you feel trapped in your body, you will often procrastinate and do nothing about letting go of the beliefs that are preventing you from reaching your goals.
A powerful way to release limiting beliefs is to write them down and keep them where they can’t hinder you. This can be your closet, notebook, or even a paper in your office. You may even want to have multiple copies of these limiting beliefs. You can start with one or two and as you start to see changes in your life begin to add more. You can even take several limiting beliefs and review them often to make sure you are still believing them to be true. You can also use affirmations or visualization to help you reprogram your brain to believe the change that you desire.
Limiting beliefs can hold you back from getting what you truly want out of life. If you allow yourself to focus on your limiting beliefs, you can then begin the process of letting them go. Once you have allowed yourself to let go of these limiting beliefs then it is a simple matter of repeating the process over again until the changes you desire begin to happen. You can accomplish this quickly and effectively by utilizing the empowering beliefs outlined above.