Today I would like to talk with you about limiting beliefs. Where do they come from? How do they influence our life? And most importantly: how you can change them to something positive and empowering. Remember that changing your mindset is always possible.
We create our life by making decisions, important choices, and taking action. Which depend a lot on the way we are thinking and on our beliefs.
People will interpret the same events and facts in a very different way. It will depend on what they believe in. And these interpretations will influence their decisions and actions. If you are not happy with the results that you are getting, maybe you are not making the best decisions. The reason could be in your limiting beliefs and their influence on your interpretations of reality.
The interesting thing is that almost no one has chosen their beliefs consciously and deliberately. They mostly come from our childhood, parents, school, and society. What did you hear about yourself in the past? What did you learn about this word and other people? Did you hear that you are lazy, not smart enough, or maybe that you need some specific degree to become successful? Your beliefs could be about your identity, value, or capability, and those are individual beliefs. Another type of belief is more universal. Something that you apply not only to yourself. For example, one can believe that it’s impossible to start a career-change after a certain age. And that will be a universal belief.
We all have many different beliefs, and there is nothing wrong with it. The problems start when those beliefs have a negative influence on our life. For example, by stopping us from doing something that we want to do.
Fortunately, there is a way to change your beliefs to something more positive and empowering. I will guide you through 5 steps and share an example from my life. Finally, if you would like to go deeper and transform your life, you can find a life coach that is right for you.
1. Identify your limiting belief
2. Find the influence of your limiting belief
3. Challenge your limiting belief
4. Find a new positive belief
5. Take action
As you can see, motivation is very important in this process, so in addition to these five steps, I recommend you to read my other post: How to stop procrastinating and start taking action. If you do the exercise that I explain there, you will get enough motivation to change your limiting belief.