A limiting belief is a self doubt that was created in the past that we continue to believe in the present.
Many limiting beliefs get programmed into our minds during childhood by our parents, a teacher, or a friend/caregiver.
If you have a limiting belief, you have consciously or subconsciously decided to believe something that is not good about yourself or what you are capable of.
A belief is something that you have convinced yourself to be true beyond a reasonable doubt.
You may know that a belief is not true and yet still believe it...
Most of our beliefs or not based on fact, they are either told to us or they are based on past experiences.
They don’t help us, instead they hold us back from reaching our dreams and living a happy life.
Our beliefs influence our thoughts, choices, and behavior.
To order to remove a limiting belief, the first step is to acknowledge that it exists.
Say it out loud.
The next step is to remember back to when this belief was created. It was most likely not a single event, but a combination of similar events.
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦, 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘣 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
Now come up with ways in which you may be wrong!
Tell yourself out loud that the example/s you thought of did not make you what you believe you are. Create your positive affirmation:
𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙢 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙗 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙖 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙗, 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙮 𝙖𝙜𝙚. 𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝘼 𝙎𝙇𝙊𝘽.
Obviously, it isn't as simple as saying a positive affirmation and then you just magically believe it.
Instead, you are retraining yourself by getting in the habit of questioning your limiting beliefs and trying out new beliefs.
It helps to write them down and say them out loud.
Write down your limiting belief, and then come up with 3-5 possible alternatives to that belief.
This forces you to see that not all of your beliefs are facts, but that you have options.
You are choosing what to believe, in each and every moment, even if you don’t realize it.
Realize that your limiting belief may just be one of many interpretations of the events that led you to create this limiting belief.
The most important step is to now put your new belief into action.