“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.”
~ Mark Victor Hansen
What are your beliefs? Are they holding you back?
“I’m not good enough”
“I’m not pretty enough”
“I’m not smart enough”
“I’m not important”
“Making money is a struggle”
“I’m not good enough”
“I don’t deserve it”
“I am too young, people won’t take me seriously”
“I am too old, it’s too late to start…”
“I have to work hard to be successful, working without rest or having a social life.”
I could go on for hours with a list of beliefs I have had about myself. It is something I now consciously watch for and have chosen to change about myself. I can speak from personal experience that unlearning these beliefs has served me well and I was surprised to find the abundance of goodness that was around me all along.
Step 1. Know your limiting beliefs
The first step to overcoming limiting beliefs is to brainstorm and write these out for yourself. You will become aware of them, and can choose to work on overcoming them.
Step 2. Examine the evidence
Take an example of one of your limiting beliefs and find evidence or a situation where it simply isn’t true. Typically you will find very little evidence to support your belief and this step opens it up to the possibility that there are flaws with your belief.
Step 3. Collect new evidence
Now start collecting evidence that disproves the limiting belief. If you think about this properly, you’ll find that there is a lot of evidence out there, you’ve just been unconsciously ignoring it your whole life!
Step 4. Trade your limiting belief for an empowering statement
Repetitive thoughts form our beliefs and so it’s essential to start making your internal dialogue positive, rather than negative. For each limiting belief you have, turn it into a positive affirmation. ***This is KEY***
‘I’m not pretty enough’ or ‘I’m ugly’, becomes ‘I’m beautiful.’
‘I’m not good enough’ becomes ‘I AM good enough.’
Every time you catch yourself thinking your limiting belief, trade it in for your positive statement. Over time this will become automatic and you will start to form new, healthier beliefs about yourself.
5. Take action
There is no substitute, ever, for taking action. It’s the single most important tool when it comes to making any sort of change in your life. Knowledge, without action, is worthless. There’s no quick fix. It takes effort and determination but I’ve done it and so can you!
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All the best,