Self Limiting Beliefs & Why They Keep You From Taking Action

One of the worst things that can happen in a relationship is when one person limits his or her own potential through restrictive beliefs. These can be anything from a fear of abandonment to an inability to trust. It’s important that these beliefs are identified and overcome. Even though many relationships have survived these issues, you never know what may be around the corner. Limiting beliefs can create so many problems in a relationship that it’s time to face them head-on.

What limiting beliefs do we have that other people think stops us from changing careers? Well, there are a lot. One of the biggest is the belief that I don’t measure up to someone else. I’m afraid that if I do change, then I won’t be good enough. In order for major changes to have the most positive impact, we must have as few limiting beliefs as possible so that actions have as much likelihood of success as possible.

One of the common limiting beliefs is that we can’t change careers. We feel like we must stay in our current job. This is an issue for so many people because the stress of not knowing where our career will go often drives us crazy. It’s also true that once we reach a certain salary we feel obligated to stick with our current income. Changing that belief is usually very difficult but worth the effort.

Another common emotion that can make us hold back from taking action is a feeling of overwhelm. The belief that we can’t accomplish something because we lack the skills, knowledge, or resources is a common self-limiting belief. Changing this belief is sometimes very difficult but worth the effort because it gives us a new belief – that we have the skills, knowledge, and resources to be successful at this new idea.

If you want to change careers, you need to figure out what the underlying problem is in your beliefs. It’s important to get an outside perspective to really understand what it is that is holding you back. Many times, changing one’s limiting beliefs will lead to more freedom in their life. It might mean trying something totally different to achieve your goals but it’s likely that switching your mindset could just do the trick.

All you have to do is stop making excuses, take a deep breath, and then take action. Begin searching for a new path that will lead you to success instead of fear. If you need help changing your limiting beliefs, there are professionals who can help you but be sure to do your research. There are many great self-help books available that will guide you through the process as well.