If you have limiting beliefs about yourself, you’ll find that you’ll stay in the same emotional state indefinitely because your beliefs about yourself will be true. However, if you decide to change them, or even to admit that they might need to change, you’ll find yourself free to live a rich, fulfilled life. You see, limiting beliefs are not what is making you who you are in this world. These negative beliefs about yourself are what are keeping you from living your life like everybody else.
Here’s a quick experiment: close your eyes and think about everything that’s happening in this room. When it comes to that belief about yourself, don’t change anything, because that’s what is stopping you from getting what you want out of life. Remember the old saying: “it’s not what you believe, it’s who you believe!” When you believe something new, you have a better chance of getting it done.
Self Limiting Beliefs About Yourself: First, you must change the beliefs that tell you that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, talented enough, good looking enough, etc. Second, you must change the beliefs that tell you that you need to be rich, happy, etc. Now, these new beliefs might not seem very believable at first, but you’ll feel like you can accomplish anything if you just take some time to learn how to do them the right way. Besides, changing your self limiting beliefs will make you a much happier person. Instead of thinking “Why can’t I be like everyone else, I’ve been that way for so long,” you can start thinking “I’m just as good, and I can be doing much more.”
Your subconscious mind is filled with self-limiting beliefs. If you want to change your life, you must rid yourself of these limiting beliefs. One good way to do this is to replace the words “liability” or “incompetence” with statements that reflect your capabilities and talents. For example: I’m a good listener, I’m an effective speaker, I’m financially secure, I’m a loving person, etc.
Change the words “liability” and “incompetence” to “achievement” and “freedom”. Now, replace the words “bad”, “unlovable”, and “irredeemable” with phrases like “fair”, “flexible”, “determined”, “honest”, “deeds”, “decided”, “responsible”, and so on. When you replace these belief words with these new statements, you’ll change the way you think about yourself. It’s very similar to having a different belief about the color of your carpet when you already believe it’s white. With some practice and patience, you’ll eventually remove all of your self limiting beliefs and replace them with new empowering beliefs about yourself.
Self-limiting beliefs are the primary cause of living in the afraid and frustrated state of mind that so many of us suffer from. No one deserves to live in fear or frustration more than you do. No one deserves to be called stupid or feel insecure any more than you do. You deserve to be smart enough and feel good enough about yourself to make the right decisions and live the life you were designed to live.
The solution is quite simple. Replace your self-limiting beliefs with empowering beliefs that give you the confidence to take action and the courage to make mistakes. You don’t have to do it all alone though. There are many support systems out there to help you along the way. Once you make the new belief statement a part of your daily mantra, you’ll find that making decisions and living life becomes much more enjoyable than ever before.
Remember, everyone was created equal. There is no such thing as a dumb question or an over sensitive or self-critical person. Don’t waste your life chasing down the next best alternative. You deserve to live life to the fullest. Take charge of your destiny today and begin moving toward a life filled with happiness and fulfillment by replacing your self-limiting beliefs with empowering ones that give you the courage to act and the confidence to fail comfortably.