Everyone wants to be successful in life. Yet, oftentimes we are held back due to what are known as limiting beliefs.
These sentiments are held by just about every person on the planet, and end up holding a lot of people back from accomplishing their goals and achieving what they desire.
Today, we’re going to help you recognize what your limiting beliefs are, and give you some insights on how to solve them.
What is a Limiting Belief?
Simply put, a limiting belief is a concept or notion of absolute truth – a sentiment about society, life, or the world around you that seems completed fixed and unmovable.
An example of limiting beliefs would be statements such as, “I am unable to become a YouTuber because I’m uncomfortable on camera” or “I was not born with the patience to sit through a long book”.
Essentially, your mind is determining that an opinion or self-characterization is of pure objective fact – which simply may not be true.
Your brain is constructing an artificial restraint, one that lives with you day to day.
How Do Limiting Beliefs Harm You?
Limiting beliefs can have very detrimental effects on your daily life, because they set up artificial mental constructs that simply don’t need to be there.
Limiting beliefs can:
- Alter your perceptions of reality
- Create an inaccurate depiction of good and bad
- Negatively impact relationships
- Cause physical and mental health problems
- Much more
How to Escape Limiting Beliefs
While easier said than done, it really isn’t a complicated process to escape limiting beliefs.
The key is to visualize your goals in front of you, by the process of creative visualization.
Creative visualization involves the process of manifestation – the concept of changing your physical reality based on mental evaluation of your existence and surroundings.
You have to visualize your dreams (yes, pun intended!) and let them materialize by your decision-making. Remember that you are the one in control of your destiny – no one else.
Frame what is truly important to you in the center of your mind, and plan out the physical actions you must take in order to make them a reality. By placing your goals into achievable, quantifiable tasks, you’ll be able to accomplish those goals significantly easier than had you not started manifesting.
Preventing Limiting Beliefs From Reappearing
One of the most important parts of getting rid of limiting beliefs is ensuring that they don’t return in the future.
It’s imperative that you keep track of your progress towards your goals, and find a way to put these negative assumptions behind you.
Try to keep an example of a limiting belief that you proved false, and use that example for future endeavors.
An example of this could be a before-and-after weight loss picture, that you reference whenever you feel something is impossible.
As always, thank you for reading, and remember that YOU are the most powerful force in your life. To learn more about creative visualization and limiting beliefs, check out our app.