Last Updated on August 10, 2020 by Ade Aprilia
Every “yes” must be defended by a thousand “no’s,” I’ve heard it said. Amen.
You’ve probably heard about how important it is to let go of limiting beliefs and they who did that have gotten great results and improve their lives…
READY TO LET GO OF YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS?
So today, I’m gonna show you how to release your self limiting-beliefs.
Ready? Here we gooooo!
This post was originally published on my friend, Britney’s blog:
“I am not worthy of being happy.”
“Why am I so bad at this?”
“I am not _________ enough.” (insert good, smart, pretty, rich, healthy, tall — basically anything!)
“I don’t deserve it.” (because I’m not a nice person, I had a traumatic past, I am not capable enough, I came from a broken home family, blah blah blah)
“I don’t trust myself.”
Does that sound familiar?
You’re not alone. I’ve totally been there too.
That’s what we call limiting belief.
These beliefs may hold us back from making different choices in life. They keep you from seeing different opportunities to you each day and keep you stuck focusing on the negative aspects of any circumstances.
We all have tons of limiting beliefs, but the truth is that many of them are irrelevant.
Limiting beliefs are what they sound like: beliefs that limit what is possible for ourselves or what we allow in our life.
It is something we believe to be true that limits us in some way.
When you have self-limiting beliefs, most of the time, you won’t let amazing things to show up in your life.
This is one of the main ways that we ourselves create disappointments, unhappiness, and misjudgments by holding on to limiting thoughts and feelings.
The good news is, you can eliminate limiting beliefs to have the life you adore. I’m going to show you how.
How Do Limiting Beliefs Work?
Maybe you struggled in school, so you decided that you didn’t worthy of success.
Maybe you see your dream job and think, “I don’t have enough experience for it,” so you don’t even apply.
Maybe you have been told that you’re not good with numbers, so you don’t even try to manage your money.
Maybe you have been hurt in a relationship, so rather than be open to a new healthy relationship, you say to yourself, “It’s not worth it.“
Maybe you have a sweet tooth, so you’re telling yourself, “I will never be able to stop eating chocolate so I will never lose weight.“
Can you see why it would be diﬃcult to make any changes if you believe these things?
How many times in your life that limiting beliefs has prevented you from seeing your own gifts and accepting gifts offered to you (time, support, experience, love, money — you name it!)?
If you notice, these beliefs are not much more than a bunch of sentences and statements that we carry around with us wherever we go.
It’s a total broken record that creates a made-up strong filter foundation through which we view our world and base our decisions. They are our greatest source of suffering.
The funny thing is, having these limiting thoughts and feelings can become a bad habit even though it’s no longer serves you.
Why? Because you don’t even realize these repeated old sounds in your head. This is evidenced by the research done by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University that 90% of all thoughts are repetitive—you’ll have virtually the same thoughts today that you had yesterday!
When you’re holding on to these limiting beliefs, even trying to prove it right, that keeps you from seeing what is possible for yourself. It can keep you from taking action to be your most powerful self. And it also keeps you from living your happiest, most fulfilling life.
When you catch yourself playing a limitation game and try to prove it right from old data in the past, ask yourself:
“Would I rather be right, or would I rather be free and create the life I love?”
I think the answer is obvious.
Where do limiting beliefs come from?
A lot of limiting beliefs develop in childhood when you aren’t always able to process what happens to you.
When we’re really young, we’re not very discerning. We kind of pick up everything like a sponge. We take on the beliefs
Maybe you have always been expected to care for your siblings.
Maybe your parents always reminded you that all strangers are bad.
Maybe your friends always showed it’s not safe to stand out.
This powerfully shapes what we believe about life and how we interact with the world.
We start to craft our own from the different things that happen in our life.
When something traumatic happens, the feelings from that moment can remain stuck in your psyche. It then becomes like a broken record, telling you the same story from something that is not happening in this moment.
These stories are stopping you in the same place over and over from getting the big results you’re looking for. Mistakenly, we think these stories are keeping us safe, protecting us from rejection and humiliation.
The fact is: We remain imprisoned by our pasts.
How do we know it is a limiting belief?
Pay attention to statements that have the words “always” and “never” in them as well as statements that contain absolutes in them.
These types of statements are rigid and typically hold a lot of power in their ability to influence your behavior.
But guess what, my friend, if you’re willing to really check, you’ll notice that beliefs are not facts. They’re just stories we make up in our head by attaching made-up meanings to events. They keep you from reaching your biggest potential and they cost us dearly all our lives.
How to Let Go of Limiting Beliefs
Overcoming limiting beliefs is easier than you think.
The way that you clear limiting beliefs is by recognizing them and letting go of them.
Using The Sedona Method, I’m going to give you clear steps you can use to clear the limiting beliefs.
The process itself is very simple yet powerful to let go of self-sabotage and you can start living your happiest, most fulfilling life.
Step 1: Pick a topic you want to clear.
Do you have all the things you need or really want?
Are your relationships satyisfying?
How is your weight?
Are you doing the things you really want to do?
Choose one topic at a time. I suggest to pick the thing that sticks out first.
Step 2: Identify the beliefs that is holding you back
Close your eyes and allow yourself to stop.
Focus on the beliefs that are holding you back. Allow them to come up to the surface. Allow any stories, evidence judgments, labels, and concepts to arise too.
If you feel fear or resistance, allow yourself to be present with that too.
Step 3: Let them go
And then ask yourself these 3 questions:
- Could I let that go?
- Would I let that go?
- Can I let go of wanting to believe that again?
The answer can be “yes” or “no”. Just notice that.
Remember, letting go is just a decision to take your power back. If you hesitate to let that go, ask yourself: “Would I rather hold on to this or would I rather be free?”
Repeat this process until you feel more freer.
Step 4: Give yourself permission to live a life of flow and inspiration
You are unlimited being, and the possibilities in front of you are limitless.
Give yourself permission to tap into those possibilities.
If you feel any resistance, repeat step 2 and step 3 until you feel lighter and know that it’s possible to have the life you love.
Step 5: Repeat all the above steps on a regular basis.
As you let go, you will experience new things. And then, another limiting beliefs will show up. These are beliefs that you didn’t know you had until this point.
Be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the next layers.
Just sit down and do the process to be unstoppable.
You can repeat this process with any area in your life that you have limiting beliefs.
Embrace New Opportunities
There you have it.
READY TO LET GO OF YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS?
As you go through this process, you will start seeing all of the different possibilities available to you, and you will be ready for any opportunities life presents to you.
You don’t have to replace these limiting beliefs with new ones — even though it’s positive. Because it will then become another limiting belief that limits you. That way, you are open to what is. Sit in the possibilities of each moment and see what’s there for you.
When amazing opportunities present themselves, you’ll know when to take action and feel empowered that anything is possible for you!
If you’re ready to let go and face your feelings, you can begin working with the free releasing guided audio I made for you and book a breakthrough releasing session with me. You ‘ll be surprised by how much your life changes by working with a coach.
So that was probably way more than you thought you were bargaining for with this article!
Get ready to soar.
Have you ever felt like you weren’t living up to your potential?
Do you have limiting beliefs that hold you back from creating the life you desire?
Let me know in the comment below.
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