Have you ever wondered how icebergs form? These large chunks of ice are made of frozen freshwater, not salt water. Same happens with the beliefs that your form in your mind. Your beliefs are the set of principles that guide your thoughts, words, actions, and are responsible for your overall reality, whether good or bad. Your beliefs keep on pilling up but do not cause a problem until they trigger internal conflicts with your desires.
Your brain interprets ambiguous visual signals in the most likely explanation possible which are a result of your past experiences. But your mind adepts at taking snapshots of these past experiences and use the information to make sense of the present. But if your life has been bleak due to some misfortunes in the past, that tragedy will affect the meaning in your life.
These self-limiting beliefs will stop you from moving forward and achieve success.
Following are the few ways that can help you overcome the self-limiting beliefs and achieve your heart’s desires:
Pay attention to the words:
Your words impact a lot of your thinking and actions. So, pay a lot of attention to the things that you say to yourself. Do not say anything such as something is impossible or I can’t do it. It will restrict you from achieving what you want at the first step.
Explore the areas where you feel dissatisfied:
You need to see why you don’t make changes and what the things you don’t feel satisfied at are. It will help you to identify the self-limiting beliefs and how can you improve them. Ask questions from yourself that why you don’t want to indulge in those experiences and what are the fears that keep you stay at the back.
Let go of the beliefs:
Once you have understood what the self-limiting beliefs are, suspend them no matter how well-entrenched they are. Give them a rest for a short period by answering them with all the information that has been backed up in your mind. It will help find a solution to the problem you are faced with.
Stretch a goal:
Once you have decided where you want to reach, set a stretch a set goal towards what exactly is in your mind. Select a goal that helps you move easily in the direction of your overall objective. Make sure it is slightly out of your comfort zone. You may not achieve your goal in the first attempt but more you work towards them, the more confidence, and courage you will gain which will help you put an end to the self-limiting beliefs for good.
Stay off autopilot:
When you have self-limiting beliefs, it seems you are on autopilot. The force inside your mind tells you that you are going off the track but don’t let that stop you from bringing the changes. Once you identify and get rid of the beliefs, it will feel very much liberating and the more you clear your mind, the more areas of your life will improve.