If you are suffering from low self-esteem and would like to increase your self-confidence, then these self-limiting beliefs about yourself must be removed. You must take a look at how your thinking is affecting your life. Unfortunately, your current belief system about yourself is holding you back. You must work to change the limiting beliefs that you have regarding yourself. Here are 3 of the most common self limiting beliefs that you hold about yourself.
General Self Limiting Beliefs About Yourself: I am not pretty or slim enough. I am not pretty or skinny enough. I am too young or not old enough. I am not smart enough or know enough to do it on my own. No one will ever listen to me or consider what I have to say about my self improvement.
First of all, this is actually one of the first of the three self-limiting beliefs. This is often why people never take the initiative to change their habits and behaviors. They hold these limiting beliefs about themselves right here before them. The belief is, “If I am pretty, slim and young, then I must be smart and intelligent.”
It is important to keep in mind that there is no “best” or “skinny” as far as being human. We all have both good and bad qualities. It is just that some people are more susceptible to the bad qualities of life (or vice-versa.) Other people have the ability to rise above the bad qualities to shine. And by removing the self-limiting beliefs about yourself that relate to these areas, you will be on your way to reaching your full potential.
Now, it is important that you do not start to think that you have to get rid of all of your self limiting beliefs about yourself. Instead, you want to begin making small, conscious changes in how you talk to yourself and in the way that you look at yourself. You want to focus on the positives, and try to remove negative thoughts from your mind. This is where the second self-limiting belief comes in. This one is also the most challenging one for most of us, but it can be done.
The second self-limiting belief that you must eliminate is this: If I am smart enough, and I am pretty enough, then I don’t have to worry about whether or not I’m pretty enough, and I don’t have to worry about whether or not I’m smart enough to get up and go out and achieve great success in my life. I already know that I am a good enough person, and that I have the ability to achieve great success in my life. Therefore, instead of focusing on what others think about me, I should focus on what I think about myself. And the only way that I know that I am smart enough to do that is by believing that I am smart enough to do whatever I set my mind to do.