What are limiting beliefs? And how can you get rid of them? Today we are talking about our belief system and how we can coach ourselves thru those limiting beliefs that we have.
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What Is a Limiting Belief?
A limiting belief is something that you tell yourself that you believe to be true. It could be about you in general, about others, and about life as you see it.
But limiting beliefs are called limiting for a reason. Because it holds you back. It is what is stopping you from creating the life you desire. It is vital that you figure out what your limiting beliefs are.
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Some Examples of Limiting Beliefs
- Life is unfair. Other people have it so much easier than I do.
- I am never gonna be able to quit my job & do what I want to do.
- You have to work hard for your money.
- I am stuck working in my 9-5, living paycheck-paycheck.
- I am always going to be fat. I can’t lose weight, it’s too hard.
- People that have money are lucky. They either inherited it, won the lottery, or are jerks that prey on other people to get the money that fills their bank account.
- If I am successful then I will feel guilty because my friends or parents aren’t successful.
Why Do We Have Them?
Why do we have limiting beliefs? I say “we” because we all have them. Every single one of us. We are human. But the good thing is, if you can pinpoint your limiting belief, then you can change it!
Mostly why you have limiting beliefs is the environment you were raised in. You start taking on limiting beliefs as early as 7 yrs old. That’s right. When you were a child did your parents fight about money? Or were you told you couldn’t have something because your mom or dad didn’t have the money? Anything that limited you as early as 7 yrs old you take into your adulthood. Whether it be from your parents, teachers. or friends!
I know I did. I had limiting beliefs around money for a long time.
If I wouldn’t have learned about the Law of Attraction when I did, I would still have those limiting beliefs! And that is something that I want to pass on to you. I want you to know that you are not stuck. And that there is hope! ~Iheartloa.com
You just have to learn to pinpoint your limiting beliefs first. Find out what you are telling yourself that is not true! And you have to change it! But I am going to help you with that! I promise!
Can You Change Them?
The good news is that you CAN change your limiting beliefs. You can change your story. Because that is exactly what a limiting belief is. It is just a story that you have been telling yourself for all these years. But you can change it. And you can change your life.
If you are not happy with how your life has been going up until now. Do something about it! I will help you every step of the way! You can change your story. You can be/do anything that you want to do in life. Why? Because it is your life. You only live once. Are you going to live the way YOU want to live? Or the way that you have been living that has not made you happy? Do you want to keep repeating the same old year over & over again? I know I didn’t. And that is why I decided to change my story! You can read my story here.
Beware of the Ego
Before I go on with this post, I want you to be aware of the ego. What is the ego? The ego is that little voice in your head that tells you, “you can’t do this or you can’t do that.” There is a great article on “The difference between the ego & soul” that was written for the Huffington Post by Elyse Santilli. It is a great read. And you can find it here.
The ego’s job is to keep you safe. To keep you comfortable. Have you noticed when you are comfortable, how good you feel? Well, that’s because the ego wants you to stay comfortable. It doesn’t like it when you try new things. It starts telling you all kinds of stuff really fast because it doesn’t want to be uncomfortable!
But your job is to observe the ego when it starts its monkey chatter in your brain.
But don’t act on it. Observe it and let it go. You are freeing yourself every time you let it go. And while freeing yourself, you are teaching yourself a new belief!
And that new belief is to not listen to the ego. Tell it to shut the F up! You are in charge. Not it! You have to gain control of your ego. It does take practice. I deal with my ego on the daily. But I have learned that if I don’t get out of my comfort zone, then I will not grow as a human!
How Can You Get Rid Of Limiting Beliefs
Finally, you have made it to the real reason that you are reading this post! How do I get rid of the limiting beliefs that are keeping me stuck? Have you pinpointed the limiting beliefs that you have? Now I want you to get out a sheet of paper. And start writing them down!
Write down the stories that you have been telling yourself or your beliefs that you have that you think are true. We are going to start questioning those beliefs.
(Here is an example that I learned about limiting beliefs in my coaching course that I took. *I learned this from Transformation Academy. They are awesome in teaching Life Coaching to anyone that may be interested, hit me up & I will help you get in touch with them if you want to take their courses.*)
Below are areas of belief. Ask yourself what they “are” “should be” or what they “mean.” Write down the first thing that comes up for you.
Money is ________.
Work is _________.
Failure means _______.
The future is _______.
Life is _______.
For each of the beliefs I want you to ask yourself these following questions.
What stories do you tell yourself about each one? <Example; I was telling myself that work is hard.>
Where did this belief come from or who did this belief come from? <My example was; My belief came from my parents & teachers.>
Is it true & How do you know? <My example: Is it true? Yes because that is all I have ever known.>
Are you sure? <My example; No>
Could it be different? <My example: YES it could be different because I have seen other people that don’t work half as hard as I am that are living a great life.>
So now ask yourself- Is your belief absolutely true??
My answer to my belief was a big NO!
And this is how I learned that I was limiting myself in my areas of belief! I had a limiting belief.
And I didn’t even know that I had it would it had not been for learning about the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is just the opening of the door to personal development & spirituality.
Once you start learning about the Law of Attraction it opens the door to new ways of thinking. It has opened the door for me to be able to learn more about the way I think & why I think the way I do. And it has caused me to start questioning my beliefs.
And if you can question your beliefs, then you can change them. And that starts to change you on the inside. To live a full life you want to let your soul lead you. That is the only way that you will ever feel fulfilled in life. When you can start to change yourself on the inside then your external world will change with you!
What Are Powerful Affirmations That You Can Substitute For Your Old Beliefs?
Here are some affirmations that you can use in place of your old beliefs. To make them powerful you will use “I AM” to start each affirmation! By using “I AM” you are declaring & claiming that what you say is true! Click this link to find an awesome resource for creating I am statements Claiming Your Power By Creating Your I AM List.
I am an amazing person!
I am confident in all areas of my life!
I am abundant AF.
I am happy. I am joyful. I am bliss!
I am a money magnet! Money is easy! Money is energy & therefore I attract it to me easily & effortlessly!
I am energy! I am pure divine energy created by my creator! I am a soul here to fulfill my purpose. And with my divine energy, I will do so!
I am a co-creator of my life. If I can think it & say it, I will download the inspired action that I need to do it! I am ONE with life. I am ONE with all other humans on this earth. I am ONE with my Creator!
That’s a Wrap!
Ok guys! I could go on and on with this post because I truly believe that you are capable of changing beliefs that no longer serve you. And to change & grow it is vital that you change those pesky limiting beliefs that are holding you back from living the life that you want to live!
The sky is the limit! I am still a work in progress. But I am following my soul’s purpose by writing! And putting myself out there.
Did you gain a moment of clarity from this post? Do you pinpoint your limiting beliefs? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment! I answer all comments. And just know that I am here for you. I will help you in any way that I can. If it’s learning more about LOA or helping you knock out those limiting beliefs!
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