Self Limiting Beliefs And The Smart Enough Way To Handle Them

Self-limiting beliefs, sometimes called self limiting beliefs, can be a killer. You might think that you’re perfect just the way you are. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are NOT! It’s time for you to take action to overcome any and all limiting beliefs that are plaguing you. Here’s how you do it…

Self-Limiting Beliefs: First, let’s talk about what self-limiting beliefs are. Basically, they are little killer ideas that hold you back and prevent you from reaching your full potential. Usually, they are rooted in fear or feeling of inadequacy and they can sneak right up on you whenever you least expect it. When you know what a limiting belief is, it’s time to take a stand.

One of the most common forms of self-limiting beliefs is the old “I can’t do that!” belief. If you’ve ever used something like this, you probably knew that you weren’t good enough at it, so you kept using the “I can’t” statement to convince yourself that you weren’t good enough.

Self-Limiting Beliefs: Another form of self-limiting beliefs is the belief that you have to do this, or this doesn’t matter. I know this sounds funny now, but believe it or not, this is an all too common belief. You may be doing everything right, moving toward your goals, but deep down inside you are holding yourself back because you feel like you “can’t”. Instead of getting discouraged and giving up, consider switching your thoughts to this new belief: “I can do this and I will make it happen.”

Switch Your Thinking To This New Affirmation: It’s amazing how this simple switch can completely change your life. When you change your thought to this new affirmation, instead of saying “I can’t do this”, you begin to say “I can do this and I will get this done”. This new belief gives you the power to take the reigns over those crippling self-limiting beliefs. You say to yourself, “What’s stopping me?” and you replace your negative “what if” with this positive “how will I?”

Use This New Affirmation To Take The Frustration Out Of The Way: Sometimes all you have to do is remind yourself that you don’t have to do something. If you’ve ever felt frustrated because you weren’t able to do something, this is the perfect “friction-free driving” technique to use. Instead of cranking up the pressure and stressing out about it, use this self-limiting belief. Make a decision not to worry about it anymore. Once you do this a few times, your mind starts to shift into a calmer state, letting you face the fact that it’s not so bad after all.

Look At The Different Ways People Handle Problems And Challenges: If you’ve found yourself putting yourself down because of some self-limiting beliefs, try looking at other people in a different way. Everyone has their own unique ways to deal with frustration. Instead of thinking “Why am I so angry?” think about how other people deal with their own frustrations and challenges.

Recognize When You’re Being Dishonest: You might not realize that you’re using this technique all the time when telling yourself that you can’t do something. For example, if you tell yourself over again that you can’t do this, it becomes programmed into your subconscious mind that this is what happens when you try to accomplish something. Try using more truthful statements like “I am learning more on this subject every day”, or “Even though I am getting frustrated, I am learning that it can and will be done”. Another way to change your self-limiting beliefs is to change the words you use to describe yourself. Instead of saying “I’m not smart enough to do this” say “I am trying my best and I’m learning that I have the intelligence to do this”.