SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS

self limiting beliefs

Self-limiting beliefs can feel like heavy chains that keep us feeling stuck, limited, scared or that we are not enough – yet often they are invisible and below our conscious awareness.

Self-limiting beliefs are negative thoughts or beliefs about yourself or your abilities that hold you back from achieving your goals. Limiting beliefs can be formed from a variety of sources, including childhood experiences, negative feedback from others, projections and self-doubt. Energetic trauma occurred and then that trauma then created a belief to keep you safe and familiar. As our adult beliefs are predominantly based on what was created as a child between the ages of 0-7, the majority of us fully grown adults are actually operating like scared children, not wanting to experience pain, failure or rejection again.

Self-limiting Beliefs can also be described as the “writing on our wall” and so often they feel very automatic and natural to us, so we just accept them as who we are, or that’s how I am so that is the way it is, a core identity normal that seems too hard to change.

 Most of our limiting beliefs stem from four main root fear-based components, though they may not always present as that on the surface:

  • I am not safe (I am scared)
  • I am not worthy (I am not good enough)
  • I am not important (others are more important than me)
  • I am not lovable (I fear rejection)

Examples of how this may be showing up in your life:

  • Procrastination – being busy but not actually doing the thing that you really need to do.
  • Self-Sabotage – starting a new project but not following it through.
  • Money block – wanting more financial prosperity yet the opposite occurs.

And when it comes to our belief and expectation system, whatever we believe to be true internally is what we attract to us in our outer experiences. What you believe to be true about yourself and your life will be determining what actions you are taking and how you will be showing up in life.

Limiting beliefs can have a significant impact on your life. They can keep you from taking risks, trying new things, and achieving your goals. If you’re struggling with limiting beliefs, it’s important to challenge them and replace them with more positive and empowering beliefs so you can break free from old patterns and ways of being.

breaking the chains

Some tips for overcoming limiting beliefs:

  • Identify your limiting beliefs – The first step to overcoming limiting beliefs is to identify them. Once you know what your limiting beliefs are, you can start to challenge them.
  • Challenge your limiting beliefs – When you identify a limiting belief, ask yourself if it’s true?  Is there any evidence to support it? Is there any evidence to contradict it? Once you’ve challenged your limiting belief, you may find that it’s not as true as you thought it was.
  • Replace your limiting beliefs with positive beliefs – Once you’ve challenged your limiting beliefs, you can start to replace them with more positive beliefs. This can be a challenging process, but it’s important to remember that you are in control of your thoughts.
  • Take action – When you take action, you’re proving to yourself that you’re capable of achieving your goals. This can help to boost your confidence and make it easier to challenge your limiting beliefs in the future.

Overcoming limiting beliefs takes time and effort, but it’s worth it and you’ll open up a world of possibilities for yourself.  If a limiting belief has been created by a traumatic event, it may be required to work deeper in the psyche with the subconscious mind to remove an energetic trauma that will be keeping that belief active.

  • Change the feeling = change the reaction = change the outcome.
  • Change your beliefs = change your life

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