How limiting beliefs impact and interfere with success
Limiting beliefs are thoughts or attitudes that we may consciously or unconsciously hold onto that limit our partnership, our business and us. These beliefs often prevent our natural growth from moving more smoothly and progressively. We may not even be aware that such an idea is a belief, let alone a limiting belief. We just assimilate these ideas into our existence and it simply becomes the way we see the world and ourselves. These beliefs are usually intact by the time we are seven years old.
In order to be more aware of our subconscious thinking we have to know which beliefs are limiting our lives. Even if your life is good right now and your business is doing well, there is so much more that awaits you as you become more aware of your thinking.
This process can take hours or even weeks of reflection. Take your time and be curious to investigate your past. It provides information about attitudes and beliefs that you may or may not continue to hold today. Positive, as well as negative memories are equally as significant.
Here are some examples of limiting beliefs. Check the ones that resonate with you.
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BLOG: CAN YOU HAVE IT ALL?
It is the LOVE month even though we know that love is not something just to be celebrated on Valentine’s Day we sometimes take our loved ones and ourselves for granted, assuming we will have time to figure things out and get it right.
Maybe we haven’t even really given much thought to what we want for ourselves when it comes to our intimate relationships.
So, for a moment, let’s imagine this.
Another way of saying this is what do you want more of and what would you like less of in your current relationship?
We can’t even get to imagining and then believing we can “have it all it all” if we are not clear from the start what “having it all” means to us. We get tripped up here because often we think we want something and it may be based on what others think would be good for us or what we think we deserve or can have. Mostly this model is based on what we’ve done before and is limiting.
For a moment, just close your eyes and take some deep breaths and imagine your perfect relationship (or business/life). Now, answer this question, “What do you want more of and what do you want less of in your relationship (or the area you want to focus on)?"
Allow yourself to dream BIG….
Making the decision to dream big can be a scary endeavor for many people, and yet it’s the exercise that leads us to living a life we absolutely love.
What if we gave ourselves permission to dream beyond our current reality? Where could these thoughts take us?
Taking these two preliminary steps can help you begin building your dream relationship.
1. Honor your discontent.
Discontent is an important signal from our soul that something bigger is seeking to emerge through us. Give yourself permission to enter and explore the realm of your deep desires. Harness this discontent by letting the dream begin to live in your mind and heart as a true possibility. Notice your body and your emotions. Does the feeling of desire heighten your sense of aliveness? An expanded feeling of aliveness is an important indicator that you are on the right path.
2. Practice repeating “Up until now…” to keep thoughts of your past experience from limiting your possible futures.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten. Pause for a moment. You’ll hear the old chatter that dictates every reason for not taking a risk. Listen, then pause. All these negative experiences and disappointments may have been true in the past. Now is the time to shrug them off. Your history does not determine your destiny. All your disappointments and regrets belong to a time that is ending in this moment.
So, you can say, “Up until now I was afraid to ask my partner for what I truly want.” NOW I am changing that. Repeat: “My history does not determine my destiny”
In the next moment, let out your yearnings in a first roar of awakening. This is a roar of triumph.
You Can Have it All!
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