10 Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back

Your thoughts are powerful, so are your words, mind chatter and the things you say to yourself. These thoughts are a support tool that guides you towards your goals. When you don’t believe you can, you won’t.

Is your mind chatter helping you or holding you back?

Those things we think and say to ourselves manifest in our lives. Limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that ultimately place limitations on your abilities.

Limiting beliefs are your sub-conscious thoughts creeping in and telling you something that is ultimately not a truth.

For example:

“Bad things always happen to me”,

“I’m no good at public speaking”,

“My parents say I’m no good at sport”,

“I’d never make a good manager” or

“I could never start my own business”.

Limiting beliefs are simply assumptions about reality that are not necessarily true. In order for our actions to have the greatest positive effect, we need to have beliefs that are as close to reality as possible. Deceiving ourselves with false realities and limiting beliefs will take us further away from our desired goals.

A limiting belief, when it comes down to it, is just a belief that you have that isn’t true.

Often, even a temporary suspension of a limiting belief is enough of a step forward to unblock the mind in order to explore outside the boundaries imposed by limiting beliefs and move closer towards the goal.

The following are some of the most common human limiting beliefs:

1. We fear greatness

2. We fear failure

3. We fear we are not good enough to achieve what we want

4. We fear not being loved

5. We fear rejection

6. We have negative attributes assigned to rich people

7. We fear success

8. We are not worthy of success

9. We have to work very hard, long hours for our money

10. There are lots of deep-rooted beliefs that hold me back

Do you recognise any of the above limiting beliefs in your own thought process?

It is okay, it is likely to happen to all of us at some stage of our lives and careers. But by taking the time to consider what you want to believe, you can choose your beliefs and values or sabotage your path to success.

Changing your belief system is very important in achieving success.

As a coach, I can help you to identify and understand such limiting beliefs. I will need to challenge, encourage and support you every step of the way to guide you to the place where you can reach your full potential.

Click on this link to answer questions which will help you to identify some of the early decisions you made about yourself and your life. Additionally, you can send me a message on Facebook Messenger to book an appointment for a 30 min discovery conversation.

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