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Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?

All of us, consciously or unconsciously, entertain notions that, if allowed to take root as limiting beliefs, stand in the way of our progress toward our objectives.

By EstalontechPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
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All of us, consciously or unconsciously, entertain notions that, if allowed to take root as limiting beliefs, stand in the way of our progress toward our objectives.

These ideas might be taught to us from a young age, or we can come up with them on our own. One such limiting belief is one’s perception of one’s own financial worth.

The mindset of perpetual struggle and abject poverty is a surefire recipe for failure.

It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy if you believe you’re poor and will be poor forever. The same holds true for every unfavorable aspect of your life that prevents you from reaching your full potential, whether it be your work, your education, or your personal attributes like your health and weight. It’s not easy to let go of limiting beliefs and alter one’s self-perception after they’ve become ingrained.

A limiting belief can be identified by the following revealing phrases:

The use of the term “never” is a telltale sign that you’re dwelling on a limiting notion, such as “it’s hopeless.” If you don’t have any money, you can’t make any, as in the popular saying.

If you feel uninformed or powerless, you are more likely to blame your circumstances than to take action to improve them.

It’s easy to appear wise when you say things like, “I can’t manage my money because I don’t know how,” but that’s missing the point.

All you need to do to learn how to handle your finances is enroll in a personal finance course or buy, study, and apply the principles from “Personal Finances for Dummies.”

Now, if you say, “It’s worthless,” implying that you think your efforts are pointless because they won’t change anything. The amount of time I spend exercising each day makes no difference; I simply cannot seem to shed pounds no matter how hard I try.

The question is how you know. Have you ever given something more than a week or two of your time?

Next , Attributing one’s failures to random, cosmic forces is a common limiting belief. You’re stuck in a jobless or clientless cycle due to factors beyond your control, such as a bad economy, a gloomy neighborhood, a lack of appropriate attire, etc.

A belief that “everything happens for a purpose” is a certain way to give up all control and hamper personal growth.

“I’m worthless” — Believing you aren’t smart enough or good enough to do what you really want can be a very powerful restricting belief system, and it seems to effect women more than men.

You don’t go after what you want because you tell yourself you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough to merit it.

While it’s true that genetics can play a significant impact in some areas of a person’s life, the truth is that nearly all hereditary conditions are treatable with the correct attitude, training, exercise, and perspective.

To believe that you are doomed by your DNA is to prevent yourself from trying anything that can help you break free of your current situation.

Worst Thoughts — “I’ll fail”

Most people’s limiting belief is the fear of failing. A popular refrain is “I’m a lousy public speaker, therefore if I do it, I’ll be judged, and I’ll fail anyhow, so why try?” But how can you firmly believe it if you haven’t experienced it for yourself?

I can’t be successful because I’m not like everyone else. You fear that if people really knew you, they would reject you because of your uniqueness. You don’t know who you are because you’re too terrified to be yourself among other people, and you’re also too hesitant to put yourself out there for fear of being abandoned.

If you find yourself thinking any of these things, it’s important to detach from them and ask yourself “why not me?”

You should always wonder, “Why not me?” since, in reality, you aren’t any different from anyone else who has set objectives and accomplished them. It’s not about how smart or talented you are, but rather how much you actually accomplish.

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  • Babs Iverson6 months ago

    Fabulous advice!!!

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