How to Get Rid Of Limiting Beliefs

Are you being held back by limiting beliefs? Having limiting beliefs can seriously hinder your progress in life.

How to Get Rid Of Limiting Beliefs

Are you being held back by limiting beliefs? Having limiting beliefs can seriously hinder your progress in life. Beliefs are strong convictions that certain things in the world, and in life are factual or real. They are also an overview about the condition of the world. Your beliefs are very personal and are linked to your values. For instance if you value loyalty, you will most likely have beliefs like:

Most people are loyal.
There is no need for me to check up on my wife/husband.
I know that my employees are the best because they are loyal to the company.
My friend will stand up for me.

On the other hand if you value disloyalty more. You are more likely to believe the exact opposite.

People are disloyal.
I must follow my wife/husband.
My employees are crap! And disloyal.
My friend, he will never stand up for me.

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that stop you from doing something because you think that you can’t. Basically they are simple statements that you either say to yourself, or think about.

“I am not good enough.”
“I am always unlucky.”
“Everyone is better than me at doing this.”

Most of the time these beliefs are imperceptible. But they have a sufficient amount of power over some of your thoughts and behaviours. Enough to restrict your results in some area of your life.

Like for instance if you have the misleading belief that failing at doing something is awful, then you’ll avoid trying new things. Thus hindering your personal growth, as well as passing many varied opportunities that could improve your life. The thing is you need to accept failure now and again if you want to develop new skills and opportunities in life.

So where do these limiting beliefs originate? A lot of these beliefs are programmed into you during childhood by other people. For instance, teachers, friends at school and even members of your family. Think back to when you were a child. Think of all the things that you were scared to do, or dropped out of because of some negative comment by some idiot that made you belief that you couldn’t do them.

You’ll know if you have limiting beliefs by the words that you use when you talk to yourself. If you say any of these phrases to yourself then you do have limiting beliefs about yourself.

“I can’t do this….”
“I am not good enough.”
“I am always unlucky.”
“Everyone is better than me at doing this.”

These are the steps you need to take to change unhelpful beliefs.

Step one:

Ask yourself, have I always believed this belief about myself?

How did this belief originate?

Is this belief still true?

How do I know if this belief is true? What evidence do I have to support this belief?

Do I know anyone with an opposite belief?

Do I have any evidence to support that this belief might be untrue?

Is this belief stupid, or absurd? In what way is it Stupid, or absurd?

Step two:

Now think of a more empowering belief. Any belief that is opposite to the one you already have. Try on different beliefs. Beliefs that make you really feel better about yourself. Do this until you find one that fits. Make sure that you state your new belief in the positive. Like, “I can learn new things, I am intelligent.”

Step three:

Now you need to integrate this new belief into your personality. Think of how everything will be different now that you have this new belief. Imagine yourself holding a conversation with this new belief. How will this new belief affect your family and friends. Over time this new way of thinking about yourself will start to become a habit. Eventually you will automatically generate empowering beliefs about yourself. Good luck!

A personal note

I have been lying in bed feeling really unwell, trying to rest but can’t, the body needs to, but the mind will not at the moment. Even with all the training and experience I have, I can’t get it to rest, maybe because I’m unwell or maybe I’m just feeling sorry for myself? I don’t honestly know at the moment.

Tomorrow is my birthday another year older and this thought is what started the thoughts presently going through my mind, a further thought said that maybe I should share these thoughts with you. A birthday is really like New Years Eve, as New Years Eve marks the start of a new year for everyone a birthday is like the eve of a personal new year for each of us. So I have been looking back over this last “personal year” of my own and forward to what my next one may or may not bring. We all have hopes & dreams of what a new year may bring but in reality have no control over what the future holds for us, as everyone around us, their thoughts and actions affect us as much as our own, and so affect our future too. Therefore what we may wish for can be both taken from us or granted by the actions of others no matter how hard we may try to make our own personal dreams and wishes come true.

I have been looking back at the mistakes I have made, my own personal weaknesses that I have identified, and those I have noted in others. There have been major changes in my life over the past year, in certain areas I have put my life on-hold and in others simply gone with the flow of life to see where it will take me, but on the whole I have left a lot to Trust, Intuition and Faith, that I will be supported and guided by god, spirit, the angels and the universe, and that I am on my true pathway.

I have made mistakes over this past year as we all do, I have placed trust where maybe I shouldn’t have been so trustworthy, I have attempted to give my love, help and support to certain people and at times had it rejected or abused, but I know and understand that what I call the mistakes, are really lessons for me to learn. I have had to stand back and watch people I love make mistakes, knowing that I cannot help, for they have their own lessons to learn, something that I have re-learned and re-experienced this past year.

However this past year has also brought to me lots of love, kindness and support and also the opportunity to help others, including some new and very special people in my life, so you see there is always something positive, you just need to open your eyes, mind and heart to see it. I know that in this coming “personal new year” I have a lot to achieve, a lot to do, and my faith, love and trust will be tested & tested possibly to it’s limits, and therefore so will my strength of mind, body and spirit too.

My advice to myself? Try your best Steve to be the best you can be, keep your faith and belief’s strong, trust your own intuition and the link you have with the spirit world, listen and follow the guidance given by them, look after yourself physically, mentally and spiritually and always remember as you much as you give and share love you also deserve the same in return.

Thank you for listening…. please take care