Are you having trouble reaching your goals despite having the desire to do so? Are you having trouble maintaining healthy relationships? Do your fitness goals seem to fail the minute you start an exercise program? You might be dealing with some limiting beliefs.
What’s a limiting belief? It’s a belief you hold in your unconscious mind about yourself, other people, or the world. It’s not true, but you believe it’s true. Limiting beliefs develop in childhood when your rational brain has yet to develop enough to properly process your experiences. It’s a natural and normal part of growing up. Everyone develops a few limiting beliefs on the path to adulthood.
Your brain created your limiting beliefs to protect you. It thought they would keep you safe from danger or (usually emotional) harm. Now that you’re an adult, however, these beliefs are causing more harm than good. But you’re hanging onto them because your unconscious still...
Reaching your goals is hard. When you don’t succeed, it can be hard to figure out why. Sometimes the circumstances or the situation are to blame. Other times, it’s not so easy to find the cause. Have you ever wondered if it might be YOU? Could you be holding yourself back from succeeding? It’s more common than you’d think for people to sabotage themselves in this way. What’s behind it? Something called limiting beliefs.
What’s a Limiting Belief?
The human brain thinks in stories. Your mind holds an almost infinite number of stories about the world around you and about the people that you know. It also holds many stories or beliefs about yourself, some of which are healthy and some of which aren’t. A limiting belief is one of the latter. It’s a story about yourself that you believe, specifically one that isn’t (or shouldn’t be) true.
Examples of limiting beliefs you might hold include things such as “I’m too old...
Everyone has some type of fear inside that they need to address. Often someone with a limiting mindset tends to have a fear of failure and even a fear of success that manifests itself as procrastination or even self-sabotage. Let’s talk about some of the ways these fears can cause issues for you and how to overcome them and make progress.
Here are some common symptoms of both the fear of failure and the fear of success manifest.
Fearing the Spotlight.
Not wanting to be in the spotlight. You don’t really want to be that successful because you don’t think you will like being in the spotlight. That’s why up until now you’ve chosen to be behind the scenes.
You are fearful of confrontation and you fear if you get too popular, people will come out of the woodwork and be mean to you and bully you. Taking criticism is hard. But it’s all part of the process of experiencing success.
Many people walk around feeling as if they are just...