Self limiting beliefs creep up on us; sometimes they show up in a most unexpected fashion. A limiting belief, if harboring, can at times completely halt in its tracks or even make things seem much worse than they really are. You may not even realize that you have developed a self-limiting belief. Most often, we tend to develop these limiting beliefs without realizing how much they limit us and for what reason.
So, what happens when one of these self limiting beliefs starts interfering with your life? Well, the truth is that these beliefs can keep you from living the life that you truly deserve. If you allow these beliefs to keep you from taking steps towards your goals, then you will never achieve your true potential. And if you continue to use these beliefs to control how you go about living, then you will find that you become unhappy, frustrated, stressed, and a lot, more than you are able to deal with on a regular basis.
It is your job to do the work necessary to remove these limiting beliefs, so that you are no longer self-limited by them. I say this in part because many people, perhaps unwittingly, believe that they are smart enough to get things done without bothering to question themselves about their effectiveness. And, because they do not realize that they are limiting themselves, they give up too soon.
There are two ways to deal with self-limiting beliefs, the first is to face them head on, and the second is to try to run away from them. If you are faced with a self-limiting belief, the first thing you want to try doing is facing it head on, without running away from it or ignoring it. In order to do this, you need to get your emotions in line with what you are thinking and feeling. The second way to deal with a self-limiting belief is to try to run away from it. If you can’t get yourself to run away from something, then you have to get someone else to do it for you.
One of the most effective ways to deal with self-limiting beliefs is to enlist the help of another person who is in the same boat as you. If you are the type of person who tends to feel overwhelmed by your own beliefs, ask another person to help you out. Someone who is in your shoes is a good person to listen to your new beliefs because he or she has likely felt what you are going through.
Another good way to deal with self-limiting beliefs is to make sure that you are doing everything you can to be good enough. Many times what we think of as being good enough actually prevents us from being good at all. We might think that we are smart enough to handle the situation on our own, but we often end up getting discouraged along the way. Getting another person to help you deal with this will help you to stay motivated and keep your head held high.
Another thing you can do when it comes to dealing with self-limiting beliefs is to focus on all the things you are grateful for. Focus on all the wonderful things about your life. Don’t think about the bad, although of course it can come into play sometimes. Focus on all the great things about your life, what a great job you did, where you went for your wedding, etc. The more thoughts you have like this, the easier it will be to break through the blocks of limiting beliefs. Try to really let go of the concept of what is good enough in life.
These are just a couple of ideas to get you started, and you can add any number of other methods to help you break through your self-limiting beliefs. Remember that these ideas are merely suggestions. You can do many things on your own, without outside help. You may find that this is one of the best ways to deal with self-limiting beliefs, as it frees you from having to convince yourself of something on a regular basis. Take some time and implement these strategies and soon you’ll be feeling much better about yourself.