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Happy Mindful Monday: Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs impact our ability to achieve goals. A few weeks ago, I spoke about goal setting for 2022. When we have limiting beliefs, it can negatively impact our ability to succeed, which is why it is so important to work through these perceptions about ourselves.

During this stage, we become aware of blockages that may be impacting our ability to take actions. These blockages, otherwise known as limiting beliefs, can be worked through by adjusting our perspective and, therefore, increasing our motivation to achieve these goals. I like to balance my limited beliefs by beginning with my strengths and how these strengths align with my desires.

Looking At Our Strengths

I think sometimes it can be easy to get sucked into the negatives when we work on self-development. The first step is getting clarity on your desires. When we feel stuck, it is sometimes best to take a step back and pay attention to the things you want to do when you have free time. Once you determine what you want to do, the next step is to write down what traits that brings out within you. For example, 

  1. I enjoy writing and organizing 
  2. This compliments my analytical, organizational, planning, and outlining skills. 

Once this is achieved, you can then align your goals with your passions and talents. This is when limiting beliefs become a concern.

Limiting Belief Journal Prompt Questions

  1. What is something you have been wanting to accomplish?
  2. What has stopped you from accomplishing this goal?
  3. How does this belief effect your life?
  4. What could you achieve without this belief?
  5. How can you change this perspective?

How to Work Through Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs can be difficult to work through and overcome, but it is possible with some patience and self-reflection. 

To start, try to identify the belief you want to challenge. Ask yourself if it is realistic and helpful. Most likely, it is not. 

Once you have identified it, try to think of evidence that contradicts the belief. Write down any evidence you can think of, to help you see that the belief is not true. 

Next, try to think of positive affirmations that will counter the limiting belief. Affirmations are powerful in helping to change the way we think. 

Lastly, take action to gain more confidence in yourself. This could include trying something new, talking to someone who has achieved what you want to achieve, or tackling a challenging task. 

With each step, you will begin to believe in yourself and challenge the limiting belief.

Conclusion

We are all working through something that impacts our willingness to achieve goals. Whether we believe we are not good enough or feel that we do not have enough experience, it is during this time that we can become aware and follow the steps listed above.

What are your thoughts on limiting beliefs?

What is a current limiting belief that you are working through?

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Comments

2 responses to “Happy Mindful Monday: Limiting Beliefs”

  1. bereavedandbeingasingleparent Avatar

    I remember something similar that I was taught. To challenge those restrictive beliefs by demanding to see the evidence to make the belief real. 99% of the time I can’t find any evidence.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Yes, it is a fun way to challenge ourselves as we navigate different situations.

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