Self limiting beliefs are the root cause of what is holding you back in life. We all have them. The first step to defeating self limiting beliefs is understanding that …
Your thoughts are not always true!!!
Don’t you think that it’s good that all of your thoughts aren’t’ true?
A lot of thoughts can be silly and crazy, some depressing or grim. Other people might not understand your thoughts. How many times have you thought … What if the sun didn’t shine?” ” What if that car pulls out in front of me?” or “Wouldn’t it be funny if …”
Wouldn’t it be horrible if all of your worrisome thoughts came to pass? It’s believed that 92% of what we worry about never happens.
We have over 50,000 thoughts every day. Many of your thoughts repeat themselves throughout the day, the week, the month and the years …. Your subconscious begins to accept these repeated thoughts as fact.
This is where a lot of our self-limiting beliefs come from. At some point we hear something or get some thought in our head from an outside influence. It could be that you overheard someone say that you didn’t write or speak well. It could be that you talked too much, were too shy, too thin, too fat, too slow, too clumsy …
The list goes on and on.
As this thought keeps replaying over and over in your head –you begin to believe it and will act accordingly. You will develop habits that keep you aligned with this belief.
Here’s a funny story about me. I am 8 years younger than my sister. Sometime in my life I got it in my head that she had my nephew when she was 16. For years I believed my nephew was 8 years younger than me. A few months ago he came out to visit me – a week after my 50th birthday …
We argued about how old he was. I kept telling him “Marty, I know you are 42! I am 50 and you are 8 years younger than me!!!”
Marty replied “Aunt Cindy, I am 41 years old! I know how old I am.” His children were telling me the same thing.
I was so adamant that he was trying to pull my leg that he finally pulled out his driver’s license out of his wallet and said “Look at my birth date – I am 41 years old!”
I was taken aback. It really hit me how we can totally believe something that isn’t true. Marty lived with me off and on from the time he was 2 to 18 years old. We were/are very close. At one time I had to know his real age.
At some time I got the thought that he was 8 years younger than me and kept repeating it to myself. A thought that was totally untrue – that I convinced myself was fact.
Affirmations work the same way. The problem that many people have with affirmations is that they have thought the negative so long, that their brain simply refuses to believe the positive. This doesn’t mean that affirmations don’t work. They most definitely will work as long as you are ready and willing to release the negative thoughts.
People that struggle with affirmations do so because they have a conversation going on in their head …
A whisper “I am worthy”
A shout “You are no good for nothing and will never amount to anything!!!”
The shout is so loud and has been playing so long that it can be a challenge to overcome, but the payoff is well worth it.
One of the techniques to “Let Go” of self-limiting beliefs is through meditation and relaxation. Listening to Sleep Programming High Achievers Mega-Kit By Dick Sutphen helps you to achieve the results you want while you sleep.
You owe it to yourself to let go of self limiting beliefs that are holding you back, keeping you from the relationships you desire, the career you want and the life that you deserve