My most recent client was skeptical thathis limiting thoughts could be eliminated after a 56 year reign. Trust me when I say, "I get it." However, one hour and 45 minutes later in tears he exclaimed, "Wow! I have just never seen it this way before." I asked, "Right now in this moment, is there anything you can recognize in you that would support a belief that "you are not good enough?" " No, I feel purified, cleansed, unburdened. A weight has been lifted', he responded. A week later he called, "I am just astonished. I am really over this and I don't believe it is ever coming back. I'm just no thinking the same way any more." I smiled, " Well, if it tries to take you over again, then you have "5 Friends" who know how to engage it for your overwhelming satisfaction."
What is a self-limiting belief?
Self-limiting beliefs are personal opinions, mental blocks, negative thoughts and beliefs, psychological hindrances stored in your mind that prevent you from living abundant. They have negative impact on your life, greatly limit your ability and program your mind to discard a world of possibilities. Frequently, they are the roadblock preventing you from being "happy" and compromising your ability to achieving your goals and/or FEEL your success.
Here are some examples of powerful self-limiting beliefs that are in absolutely no order or ranking:
- "I'm not good enough." To be quite vulnerable with you, this was mine for 47 years. For most of my career I have been a Top 10% performer but I never enjoyed "success" because I was so anxious about always having to prove myself. Why? Deep down I knew I was "not good enough".
- "People don't like me." This belief lead you to think that no one likes you or wants to befriend you because of a flaw or flaws you have. You generally accept that you will never be liked and hence stamped that belief into your mind.
- "I will be rejected." It exist in a student who is fearful of asking her teacher for assistance, a worker asking her colleague for help, a disciple seeking advice from her mentor, a child desperately wanting her parents to get her a new toy and often it shows up when a person trying to ask another person of the opposite sex a question or out for a date.
- "I'll never have money."
- "It's selfish for me to want more." Or, "It's wrong for me to want more."
- "I'm not talented enough".
- "I'm not pretty enough."
- "I won't amount to anything."
- "I'm not smart enough."
- "I don't have enough education."
- "Work is hard."