If you want to achieve more of your goals and dreams along your personal empowerment journey called life, you must identify and remove the biggest obstacle your limiting beliefs. This is a must because you will never outperform your belief system.
If you believe, like most people do, that youre not good enough as a person and you dont deserve success, youll never allow yourself to create long term success in your life. Youll always self-sabotage. Youll never witness your own greatness, achieve your most significant goals or share your gifts with the world. Instead, youll create a life of restriction. A life of less.
I know because I lived in that self-created mental prison for 26½ years before an empowerment coach helped me drop all my limiting beliefs with one exercise. But before you can erase your limiting beliefs, you need to identify which ones you have. The following 3 step process will help you target the hidden obstacles to your success.
1 Examine Your Circumstances
You will always manifest your belief system into reality. Always. And you wont tolerate anything that doesnt match your beliefs. Therefore, an easy way to deduce your limiting beliefs is to identify your negative or stressful environments.
If youre tolerating a lack of money, unhealthy habits, relationships that dont serve you, a body you dont enjoy, physical surroundings that arent supportive, a network of negative people, etc you must have a limiting belief thats allowing this unproductive environment to remain inside your comfort zone as a toleration. Otherwise it wouldnt be in your life.
Mental Exercise: Take a look at some situations that you are tolerating, but not enjoying. Now ask yourself this question, What belief MUST I currently be holding onto in order to keep this situation in my life? It works all the time.
2 Monitor Your Emotional Responses
Another great way to learn what limiting beliefs you have is to pay attention to your emotional responses. For example, if someone tells you no and you have a meltdown, you must be holding onto some limiting belief about your value as a person. Thats the only reason why you would emotionally engage when confronted with rejection.
Again, you can ask yourself, What belief MUST I currently be holding onto in order to react that way?
You can also write down various limiting belief statements such as Im not good enough, I will never be wealthy, I dont deserve a healthy and attractive body, etc. If you emotionally respond to any of those phrases, it more than likely matches a belief.
3 Listen to Your Language
Your language is the verbal representation of your belief system. If you catch yourself saying disempowering phrases like, Im not creative, Im just lazy, Im always late, Making money is hard, I dont deserve _____, etc those are generally the exact beliefs that are holding you back from living life to your full potential.
Enjoy the journey!