If you’re like most people, you have limiting beliefs right now. These beliefs can keep you stuck and in a pattern of negativity. Your beliefs about yourself and the world in general can really affect the way you live. If you don’t work to let these go, you’ll never find true freedom. Take the time to figure out what your beliefs are and then work to release them so you can live the life you truly desire.
What you typically think of as limiting beliefs are things like: You’re not smart enough to start your own business, you won’t be successful in sports, etc. These beliefs are created by a neurological pathways in your brain. These neurological pathways are also what causes many limiting beliefs you hold about yourself. For example, if you think “I’m not smart enough to start my own business,” it’s not just a belief, it’s a neurological pathway that has been formed over many years. To get to a new level of success, you have to break old neurological pathways and start from scratch. Changing these old beliefs to new ones will help you reach your goals much faster.
Another common limiting belief you hold is “I’m too scared to try something new.” Fear is a paralyzing emotion that keeps us from taking chances and exploring new opportunities. This emotion is caused by the fear of failure, of crashing and burning, of losing control, of being betrayed, and many other emotions. If you continue to cling to this fear, you’ll stay stuck in your limited beliefs about yourself and the world. Changing this belief to a more positive one will allow you to move forward in a new direction.
Most limiting beliefs are the result of an immature brain. In our society today, children are told, “You can do anything you want if you’re good enough.” This is a false premise that is encouraged all the time. Everyone is told that they can be successful if they just have enough money, they’re willing to forgive their parents for their previous mistakes, and that they can do whatever they set their minds on. The truth is that anyone can accomplish anything if they are given the motivation, the opportunity, and the willingness to act.
With an immature brain, though, your limiting beliefs are based on your previous experiences, and you have a very narrow view of who you can be as a person. You believe that you can’t do something unless you pay someone to do it, you think that you are responsible for every bad thing that happens in your life, and you don’t believe that you are powerful or capable of overcoming any challenge. If you haven’t experienced great success early on in life, you may have deep-rooted beliefs about poverty, crime, and the lack of good in the world. Changing these limiting beliefs is a difficult but necessary process.
One of the most common limiting beliefs is the belief that you can’t achieve something unless you have enough money to do it, without which no amount of your effort will be sufficient. The fear of failure is often a leading cause of procrastination and by holding this limiting belief you are preventing yourself from seeing all that you can do if you are given the right circumstances. In order to change your limiting beliefs, you must face the fears that you are holding and ask yourself why you are holding them. Are you afraid that you won’t be successful if you try this, or are you afraid that you won’t make it if you don’t?
Once you understand your limiting beliefs, you must take the actions necessary to overcome them. This isn’t always as easy as it sounds, and some people will need to use more than one kind of approach in order to completely remove their negative beliefs. However, once you have identified your limiting beliefs and taken the proper actions, you will be well on your way to success.
This method, which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, uses hidden triggers to confront your limiting beliefs, which in turn stops you from repeating them. This helps you to face your fears head-on and over time the fear itself becomes unnoticeable to you. You will learn how to identify your fear, then use the appropriate tool to confront it. This tool is an invisible force, which will help you to transform your negative limiting beliefs into positive ones. You will learn how to free your mind from the shackles of negative inner chatter and begin a journey towards true freedom.