What are limiting beliefs? A limiting belief is a false belief that one holds to be true at all costs. They usually have a strong negative effect on one’s life from stopping them from progressing and growing on an individual and professional levels. It is important that any time you begin to hold a limiting belief, that you question it carefully and if necessary, replace it with a more realistic belief. Here are some examples of common limiting beliefs and how to replace them with more reasonable ones:
– We believe what we already believe. – We only see things as they really are. – We help people only with what we know. – We only have knowledge that is relevant to our own existence. – There are no important questions that can’t be answered by reading the latest book on how to achieve the goal.
If you hold any of these limiting beliefs, chances are you will find yourself in situations where you feel overwhelmed, not knowing what to do, not having enough energy, depressed, lacking in confidence, and so forth. A big part of psychology is learning to manage your beliefs. You do this by understanding that your thoughts create your reality. For example, if you believe that you can help someone by simply repeating their name, over, it becomes very likely that you will be successful. However, if you also believe that it is important to change the world and everything within it, then it becomes possible that you will fail.
How do you avoid these situations? Well, firstly, you must understand that your thoughts are not facts and that limiting beliefs are not facts. Your goal should be to learn new ways to approach problems and improve your skills so that you can take action to overcome your fears. For example, if you believe that you need to change a bar stool, then that is obviously not going to change the fact that you have poor posture! However, if you believe that you can take action to change the bar stool into something much more attractive, then you might be able to overcome your fear of change!
In order to change your limiting beliefs and develop new empowering ones, you have to get your neurological pathways in good working order. There are books that focus on improving your neurological pathways, but you can also work on your own. All you need is some effort!
It is not complicated to make changes in your life, provided that you take action. However, it is very easy for many people to get caught up in the ‘I can’t’ mentality. That is why it can be so difficult for people to get out of their own way. Rather than allowing thoughts to dictate their actions, it is far easier for a person to think about the benefits of doing something else, or changing their limiting beliefs and then taking the actions needed to ensure they are benefiting from that action.