Okay so, what’s a limiting belief? How do you know you have one? (Spoiler alert: we all do!)
A limiting belief is a deep-seated assumption or thought pattern that prevents an individual from reaching their full potential. It is rooted in fear and self-doubt, and serves to limit our creative thinking and innovative ideas.
Limiting beliefs can arise from negative experiences, criticism, low self-esteem, an inability to take risks, or inadequate education or resources. These beliefs often manifest as feelings of unworthiness or undesirability, fear of failure or success, or a lack of confidence in one’s abilities. They can lead us to make excuses for not taking risks or trying new things, as well as feeling like we are not deserving of happiness and success.
By recognizing and addressing these negative thoughts, we can learn to replace them with more empowering beliefs which will open the door to new opportunities and possibilities.
If you long to conquer your money goals or crush your business goals but feel stunted in some way, your problem could be a limiting belief you’re still holding on to. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that can help you to overcome your limiting beliefs and achieve greater success and happiness. Here are 4 ways you can overcome your limiting beliefs and own your financial future or build the business of your dreams:
Understand the nature of the beliefs behind your limitations.
Ask yourself what it is that you believe about yourself or the world which is stopping you from achieving your goals? It may be a long-held belief from childhood, or something more recent which has caused you to feel stuck in certain patterns. Once you have identified these beliefs or thought patterns, you can begin to work on overcoming them.
Engage in positive self-talk and affirmations.
Talk yourself up and remind yourself of your strengths and abilities. Replace any negative self-talk with positive statements such as “I am capable” or “I am strong” rather than “I can’t” or “I will never get there”. This helps to create a new mindset and develop greater confidence in your abilities.
Looking for a great tool to help you with this? We recommend the I AM app! Daily positive affirmations are sent to your phone to help you start each day in a great headspace.
Seek out support from family members, friends or professionals who can help encourage and motivate you along the way.
Consider joining a local support group with individuals who are facing similar challenges as it can give you an opportunity for validation as well as tools for overcoming them together. Additionally, set small achievable goals for yourself that will lead up to larger achievements over time; this helps make it easier to stay focused on progress rather than setbacks along the way.
Make sure that you take care of yourself physically.
If you make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals and exercising regularly, that will actually go a long way to help keep negative thought patterns at bay. It also boosts energy levels so that progress towards goals becomes easier over time. Self-care should also include taking breaks away from everyday life when needed so that stress levels don’t overwhelm us during times when we need our focus most; taking some time off every now and then enables us to put things into perspective more clearly so that we can approach our current situation with renewed clarity and enthusiasm.
Making an effort to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses is key if we want to overcome our limiting beliefs. It provides us with a better understanding of ourselves which allows us reflect on how these beliefs have been affecting our life negatively in order for us to work towards making changes in ways which benefit our overall wellbeing both mentally and emotionally. With patience, dedication and an open mind anyone can push through their limiting beliefs in order find true satisfaction within themselves no matter what life throws their way!
Need help getting out of your own way?
Having a money coach to help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your financial future, or a business coach to help you crush the obstacles that are keeping you from your version of success, is such a key asset to overcoming those limiting beliefs! We can help you fix your mindset, hold you accountable, and develop a plan of attack to make your dreams a reality.