A belief is something that we hold to be true for ourselves. We all have them. The problem is that most of us don’t consciously decide what beliefs we should accept as true. Instead, our subconscious creates a belief based on how we felt when we experience something. And over time you pick up beliefs that don’t necessarily support you in creating the life you want. We call those limiting beliefs. We call them limiting beliefs because they fail to empower and support you in creating what you want.
For example, when you were a kid maybe someone told you that you weren’t smart. Maybe you have been held back in school as a child. So, being “not smart” became a belief that was true for you. And everything around you was a reflection of being “not smart.” And maybe you even carried this belief into adulthood. There are many beliefs that people take on and accept as true but I would like to highlight 5 that have been coming up with my clients over the last week.
5 limiting beliefs to shake off this year.
1.) “I’m not good/educated/smart/attractive enough…”
Really? Says who? The belief usually starts in childhood. And almost everyone has some form of this belief. It doesn’t matter if you’re a rock star or a average Joe. Remember you’re unique. The world needs you and your unique gifts.
2.) I don’t have enough time for…”
I get it. We are all overbooked and extremely busy with life but make time for the things that DO matter. We choose where to put our time and who we spend our time with. And in the words of Lao Tzu…
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
― Lao Tzu
3.) “I’m Overwhelmed & Tired…”
Yes. You’re too overwhelmed. One step at a time…”You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.” To create what you desire, you must take steps.
4.) “I’m all alone…”
I hear you. Often the feeling of abandonment or feeling alone stems from experiences root early in life. The truth is, you’re not alone and this belief no longer serves. Here is the kicker – Nothing ever happens outside of community.
5.) “It’s too late to change…”
It’s never ever ever ever too late. Just because Grandma Dot or your mom’s sister believed it’s too late to change, doesn’t mean it’s too late for you. You aren’t Grandma Dot’s beliefs. You are an amazingly unique human with your own beliefs!