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: THE SECRET TOOL TO MANIFEST YOUR VISION
There is a science to manifesting your vision, which is all about holding the vibration of your vision. Another way of saying this is that to manifest your vision, i.e.: take it from the invisible to material form, you will need to change your thinking and your energy.
That famous Einstein quote is so relevant here, ’Problems cannot be solved by the same level of awareness that created them.’ Applying this concept to our vision, although we may not see it as a ‘problem’ there is the gap of where we currently stand and the vision itself.
So, what is the secret tool to manifesting our vision? In one word, it’s visualization.
‘Everyone visualizes, whether they know it or not. Visualizing is the greatest secret of success. The conscious use of this great power attracts to you greatly multiplied resources, intensifies your wisdom, and enables you to make use of advantages which you formerly failed to recognize.’ ~Genevieve Behrend-Your Invisible Power
This sounds simple, yet there is more to visualization that imagining something in our mind. Here are the first steps to effective visualization, much of this material comes from Genevieve Behrend’s powerful book written in the early 1900’s:
First we must sustain the visualization by doing it at least 2 times a day preferable before we go to sleep and upon waking. This allows the conscious and subconscious mind to go to work on ideas and activates our intuition and imagination, two powerful mental faculties.
Next, we must engage our senses in this activity to make it real. What does our imagined life look like, smell like, taste like, feel like and sound like? In this process we are beginning to imprint the images into our body on a cellular level.
This is the same process that elite athletes use to create their competitive edge. They have practiced their events in their minds 100’s of times before the actual event…the mental training necessary distinguishes the gold from the silver winners. Neuro science has proven that there is no difference in how the neurons, muscles and other organ operate when the athlete performs their event mentally from the actual event. The mental event is as real as the actual event in terms of how the body and mind respond.
Lastly we speak of taking action by being the man or woman who lives our vision. What do they do during the day, what cars do they drive, and what kinds of conversations, books, movies and events do they attend? Where do they vacation? Who are their friends? Once we form those images we do our best to go out into the world and act like we are living this way; “suiting up” so to speak. It doesn’t mean to go buy the cars, clothes or take the vacations at this point, yet we can start our planning in this phase. At first, it may seem surreal and we may only be able to hold the vision of being the man or woman for a short period of time. We must continue to practice everyday and increase the time spent being the woman or man living this way.
When you get ideas or hunches in this phase it is wise to pay attention to them and act quickly and confidently leaving no stone unturned. You can ask empowering questions and decide to stay the course, as persistence is critical. You might ask, “Who can I talk to? What could help here? What else can I do right now with what I have available to me?” You always have way more than you realize!