Where you are right now in life, is determined by what you believe and your own capabilities. You are the sum of your beliefs, so if your life isn’t exactly how you want it, you can blame your beliefs.
Beliefs are extremely powerful and can be what determines whether you achieve your goals or not. They can limit your choices in the present as well as what you can achieve in your future.
Everyone has limiting beliefs that are keeping them from achieving their most significant life goals. They prevent you from dreaming big and finding what you are capable of accomplishing. They hold you back from achieving what you want in life, but, the good news is they can be changed.
It is easy for you to quickly discover what has been holding you back from accomplishing your goals and living the life you want. When you discover this, you can overcome your limiting beliefs using the tools, techniques, and strategies in this chapter.
Your Achievements Aren’t Defined by Your Circumstances
Those who take full control of their lives by choosing how they think are highly successful individuals. When you begin to question your beliefs about what you can achieve and what is possible and when you start to change how you think, your exterior reality will begin to reflect those changes.
It is important to remember that your circumstances are not responsible for defining who you are or what you can achieve. Success is a result of your mindset and is not dependent on what you have in your life. The only thing that is stopping you from achieving your goals is your current thoughts and beliefs. As soon as you start to change them, you will start to change your life and see all the possibilities before you.
The Power of Belief
Our entire outlook on life is based on the beliefs we have chosen to hold. Our whole concept of the world and where we fit in the universe is formed from our beliefs. They are the things that we’ve chosen to think are true, based on the experiences and information we have been exposed to throughout our lives. However, just because you believe something, doesn’t mean it’s real.
Your beliefs start to change as you move through life and have new experiences. When you encounter substantial evidence that your deepest-held beliefs are incorrect, it can sometimes feel as though the entire world is crumbling down around you. When your beliefs have been challenged, it can be extremely traumatic and leave you feeling lost and out of control.
We all carry beliefs that hold us back. We have been conditioned throughout our life to think specific ways, to believe certain things, and to act in specific ways. This has resulted in problems throughout the world and is the reason why extraordinary people remain powerless and unable to achieve their goals. Whether you want to believe it or not, your beliefs, emotions, and thoughts determine whether you will succeed in achieving your goals.
Question your Beliefs
Your beliefs have profound effects on your physical body and every aspect of your life. They are a mixture of empowering beliefs and disempowering beliefs and can dictate what you can and cannot achieve. At some point, you need to begin to ask yourself where your beliefs came from.
Many of your beliefs are formed through your own direct experiences and disappointments. However, many of them are also handed down to us from those around us like our parents, friends, and family. This has created a prison of the mind that is based on an inaccurate way of thinking.
You have within you many extraordinary abilities and the potential to create a life that you have always dreamed of having. Unfortunately, you also have many beliefs and thoughts that are holding you back. They are continually destroying any chance you have for success.
Overcoming Your Conditioning
If you want to achieve anything remarkable in your life, it is essential to uncover and overcome this conditioning and self-limiting beliefs. You are currently carrying around attitudes and beliefs that are keeping you from achieving your goals and living the life you want. You should root out and uncover the conditioning that is holding your back.
There are ways you can discover the beliefs that are holding you back, and overcome the self-limiting beliefs that are keeping you from living your best life.
Changing your Life
When you start making changes within yourself, it is remarkable what can start happening. You can overcome those beliefs that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest and begin to develop a power within you that is unstoppable. Your environment will also start reflecting those changes as well.
Uncover and Overcome your Limiting Beliefs
The following exercise will help you to uncover and overcome your limiting beliefs. The first part of the activity needs to be done quickly without putting in any real thought to your answers. You don’t need to be logical with your answers; you just want to read the sentence aloud and write down your first response as quickly as possible. No matter how crazy your thought might seem, you need to write down the idea. This exercise isn’t about coming up with logical reasons, but instead it is an exercise that needs to be done as quickly as possible without thinking, judging, or analyzing your answers.
Step One: Say the following sentence out loud: “I can’t become rich because…….”
Step Two: As quickly as you can write down the first reason you can think of for why you can’t become rich.
Step Three: Speak the sentence out loud again, and quickly write down another reason. Continue this process until you have at least ten responses.
Step Four: Now, carefully look at what you’ve written down.
You might be surprised by what your answers reveal. The next step in the exercise involves scoring your responses on a scale of one to ten. The answers that have a strong feeling attached to them should be scored between six and ten, with the higher rating going to those answers that have the stronger emotion. The answers that don’t have a strong feeling attached to them should be marked between one and five.
As you finish scoring your answers, you want to look for those that have the highest mark, ones that you feel most strongly about, even if you can’t explain why. Those answers that are scored between seven and ten are most likely the self-limiting beliefs that are currently holding you back from your goals.
The next step you’ll want to take is creating a list of opposites for your top four scored answers. Take as much time as you need to come up with reasons to counteract those beliefs with the highest emotional charge. Write down as many opposite ideas as you can for the four beliefs. This will help to loosen the grip that these self-limiting beliefs have over you.
After you’ve determined the counteracting beliefs on your list, you again want to score them based on their emotional charge. Eliminate those that have the lowest score, until you have a single empowering belief to counteract each of your four limiting beliefs.
The final step you need to take in this exercise is creating affirmations for a successful mindset. You will use your final list to create the affirmations that will help you reprogram your subconscious mind and overcome the beliefs that have been keeping you from living the life you want.
When you write down your affirmation, you need to remember they should be written in present tense and they need to be personal, positive, and specific.
The only way you can change your life and take a giant leap in achieving your goals is by reprogramming your life for success. Completing this exercise has the power to transform your life completely.
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