One of the biggest problems that a lot of people have is that they feel they are holding themselves back from achieving their goals because of their own limiting beliefs. They hold themselves back because of what they think they might be, instead of what they actually are. There is a very good chance that you hold yourself back right now, because you believe you might be. It’s all about the way that you perceive yourself and the world around you.
Here’s the deal though; limiting beliefs don’t just hold you back, but they can also be the key to getting you where you want to be. All the great speakers and motivational speakers out there have used this in their speeches and books. If you look at what they say about themselves, and the world around them, you will notice something. They talk about how they can make it, and then they talk about how they did it. They talk about conquering their fears and becoming a more fulfilled human being.
Now this of course is just one example of them doing that. What if for instance they talk about how they were once fat and obese, but that they are now healthy and well hung because they got rid of all these limiting beliefs. Does that not sound like something that could just happen by magic? Not necessarily… So why do they do this? Why do they speak about it, and how can it possibly be so easy for them to accomplish?
It has to do with limiting beliefs, and how much of a person’s beliefs are based on self-deception. You see, in our society, we are told over again that it is not good to trust our own intuition. We are told over again that if we are not successful or not happy, or not satisfied with what we are doing in life, that it is because we are not strong enough, not smart enough, not of this or that kind. These are all fallacious and horseshit statements that have no bearing whatsoever on the truth of what you might experience. The truth is whether you are happy or not depends upon your actions, your thoughts, your priorities, and a whole host of other factors.
Limiting beliefs, then, are beliefs about the reality of what is generally seen as the faults or shortcomings of other people. For instance, if you were to speak to someone who believes that his work should be done quickly and with little attention to detail, you would automatically think that he was a lazy and uncooperative person. The person who believes that things should be done in a proper order and fashion has clearly placed a limiting belief in his own mind – that those who use their own judgment too often will be unsuccessful. These two examples are just two of the many limiting beliefs that exist in our subconscious mind.
Now imagine for a moment that you are able to hear the thoughts and opinions of every single person on the planet. If you could hear what everyone believed, you would immediately realize that nearly everyone believes these kinds of things, right? That means that you also have limiting beliefs, right? The mind is your biggest believer, after all.
When you want to change your limiting beliefs, you must first determine which ones are hurting you and removing them from your mind. Once you know what your problem is, then you can work to remove it. It is not as difficult as you might think. You just need to know how to listen to your own thoughts and beliefs. This will allow you to quickly and easily remove any damaging beliefs.
For example, did you believe that success means acquiring a large amount of money without doing any work? Maybe this belief is hurting you because you do not have enough money to be able to provide for your family. In order to change this belief pattern, you simply need to ask yourself why you think this way. Once you get an explanation for why you feel this way, you can quickly and easily remove it and put in place a new one that helps you with happiness and prosperity.