The most frequent limiting beliefs are: Self Limiting Beliefs About Yourself: Self Limiting Beliefs About Money: you must work (too hard) to get rich. Rich people are happy/greedy/whatever/etc. Self-esteem is important for me, I’m an introvert, so I don’t like to talk to many people. I’m very private and prefer to work alone, so writing articles and stuff doesn’t make me happy.
When I decided to change my self-limiting beliefs, I had to replace them with new beliefs. These were not easy to do, because each of my old limiting beliefs was based on a false premise; that if you are a certain way, then things will happen. For example, if I thought, “I’m too lazy”, I would end up setting myself up to never be able to do anything worthwhile. I would procrastinate. But when I decided to take on a new belief, that I am an Effective Leader, then I began acting in a much more proactive manner.
Once I replaced my self limiting beliefs with these new beliefs, I found that my happiness level increased. My productivity increased. And the thing that I was having the hardest time with, began to feel like an obstacle that was coming down. It was taking longer to achieve what I wanted, but when I had new beliefs, then it became easier.
Now you’re probably wondering how this can help you – because I was giving myself excuses to not act in a certain way. I didn’t want to feel like an impediment – so I used to say to myself, “Well, I’m intelligent enough to be successful, but I’m just not smart enough to be successful right now.” Well, I have since discovered that’s exactly why I’m still not successful – because I have these self limiting beliefs that no matter how smart I am, I’m not good enough. And when I let those beliefs go, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to see results.
So, I simply replaced my self limiting beliefs with these new beliefs: “I Am A Productive Leader”, “I Can Do It!” and “I Can Learn”. When those statements are said consistently, even in the beginning, they begin to change the way that you think. You begin to believe that you are capable of achieving whatever you want to – because you believe it to be true. And once you believe that you can do it, then you will be able to do it.
Here’s the bottom line: self limiting beliefs will not keep us from achieving our goals. However, they will prevent us from achieving the things that we really want to achieve in life. By learning how to replace those limiting beliefs with these new beliefs, we will be well on our way to becoming the success that we always wanted to be. In fact, you may find that these new beliefs will get you where you’ve never been before – because you’ll have a lot less resistance holding you back. This is important because it allows you to make the best decisions for your life. If you take pride in knowing that you are good enough, you can accomplish anything.