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: WHAT IS YOUR REAL BS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS?
What do you really believe about relationships, starting with yourself?
It is widely accepted that about 90% of our belief system (BS) was formed by the age of 7. To know what we really believe about relationships would be critical as it has shaped how we view them today at least to the extent that we have not re-programmed our BS.
The part of our mind that has a goal or desire is not the part that carry’s out the goal. Said another way, the part of our mind that really wants an amazing relationship whether we are single or not, is not the part that ultimately determines and creates that amazing relationship. We can say we really want to improve our relationship(s) and even take steps towards that, yet our BS will determine what really happens. Our BS lives in our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is also where our inner judge lies.
Think for a moment about your computer and all your files and programs on your computer; many are hidden in folders and you may not see them right away but they are there. Some of the programs are working undetected to give you results. This is akin to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is a very powerful operating system where approximately 95% of the programs/beliefs we have may be hidden away just like the submerged iceberg above or the hidden files on your computer.
How can we learn what our operating system really is in regards to relationships if so much of it is hidden in our subconscious?
Here’s a huge clue to what our true beliefs are about relationships and I know it sounds so simple, yet when we grasp this we can begin to transform dis-empowering beliefs and sometimes rather quickly.
The Clue: look around in your life… what’s working what’s not… where do you have longings or discontent? Wherever things are not as you desire, that is where you have a hidden belief about yourself or others that is keeping you from loving courageously… so it’s crucial to uncover this and do a deeper dive to learn more.
When we understand how powerful the mind we think with is and how it works we can begin to change things and take things to a whole new trajectory.
In my own marriage, after the fabulous honeymoon period had waned, I had one foot out the door and was not fully committed to my marriage. This did not create a lot of trust between us to say the least! I didn’t understand back then what was driving my thoughts and actions. It was my BS that people couldn’t be trusted and that I had to protect myself by leaving first. Until I uncovered this and re-programmed it, our relationship was challenged.
If we want to create an amazing relationship and have the ease and grace that comes with truly connecting with our partner or other loved ones, we must be willing to do the deep dive and uncover our BS.
Are you courageous enough and willing? Your off the charts amazing relationship is waiting :-)
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