Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Self-limiting beliefs about yourself” are the most common self sabotaging beliefs. You have to strive (too much) to receive money Rich individuals are just greedy/greasy/ etc. Family never had enough money. Why do they always have money? All they do is argue and fight about the money, I am not good with money either.

When we start a new belief we tend to build on it and over time it becomes part of us. What happens when you try to change your self-limiting beliefs? The first thing you may notice is that you have more of the belief. You can deny it or try to ignore it, but sooner or later it will come back. So here are some new beliefs to help you on your way to success.

First, Acceptable Self Limiting Beliefs: Self-limiting beliefs are not right. If they are not correct why should you want them. If you are constantly struggling with what you think is right and what you feel is wrong, I don’t know what is wrong, but it is not right, so change it. Acceptable self limiting beliefs are: I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not nice enough, I’m not beautiful enough… There are hundreds more, but this is the biggest ones.

Second, Change the Shaking Thinking: Self-limiting beliefs are usually from a strong overwhelming emotion. When this emotion comes on and takes over, you can’t help it, but you feel like it is all your fault. You blame yourself, or you blame someone else, and your thought processes are driven by that overwhelming emotion. If you take a moment to calm down and stop focusing on the negative and then replace it with something positive you can change your thinking. Once you do this your self-limiting beliefs will fall away and you will be able to start taking responsibility for your actions.

Third, Do Not Ignore the Thinking: If you are constantly focusing on the things that you are not happy with you will continue to feel like there is no hope. You must focus on changing those self-limiting beliefs. That is the first step, but if you keep focusing on those things you will not change any of the other things either. In other words your thoughts about yourself, others, life in general will continue to be the same, so you will continue to feel like everything is wrong.

Fourth, Recognize the Good: The good part about this is that the bad stuff too will go away if you just get through this one step. This is the most important step, and the next is not to criticize you, but just to acknowledge how good you are doing. If you have a habit of comparing yourself to other people you have it too. You can change this by just noticing that you are not as good as them at everything. And when you compliment yourself you will feel better about yourself.

Fifth, Make a New Belief: Change your self-limiting beliefs to something else like this, “I Am Amazing”. Replace it with some positive statement that will make you feel better, like you have finally done something good. You do have to believe that it is possible for you to be amazing, and even that you have great potential. If you don’t see the possibilities you have you won’t be able to reach your full potential. Change your belief to that now.

There are so many other ways to attack self-limiting beliefs and change them. It may take a little time and energy, but once you can do this it will help you everywhere. Just remember that there is always room to learn and grow. Be smart enough to admit that you are wrong, and you can do anything.