How Do You find Your Limiting Beliefs?

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Posted by / January 27, 2014 / 0 Comments


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I’ve done a lot of reading over the last handful of years, and one thing that I have seen a lot is that if you’re stuck in a rut, continuing to live the same life without positive change, that you may be getting held back by “limiting beliefs“. Limiting beliefs are thoughts that you hold onto and believe about yourself and the world that aren’t beneficial to you.

Some examples of limiting beliefs are “I’ve always been poor, so I’ll always be poor.” or “No one will ever love someone like me.” or “Only people with degrees can make a lot of money.” According to all those teachers out there, if you can get rid of your limiting beliefs, then you can change your life. The thing is, they tell you that you need to find and address your limiting beliefs, but they don’t really tell you how to do it.

I want a better life more than anything else. I’m tired of the life I’ve had, and I want better. Unfortunately, it hasn’t come to me yet, and every time I see forward momentum, something comes along and smacks me back down again. So, if it’s my beliefs and the choices I make based on those beliefs that’s keeping me down, I need to find what those beliefs are and get rid of them, right? So I keep taking time to sit down and try finding them.

I’ve actually let go of a lot of the beliefs I used to have, and I thought that would make a huge difference in my life. I now believe that people can make money doing what they love. Anyone can be successful regardless of their academic history. There’s really no limit to the amount of money a person can make. You can go from poor to rich at any time. You don’t have to work more to earn more. No matter what you’re doing, there’s a market for it. Life can change for the better at any moment, and I’m ready for it. I’m a good person and I deserve a better life.

So, I have all my mental ducks in a row, right? apparently not. I can still feel something holding me back. I look at what I’m doing and it’s not getting the results that it should be. I’m not moving forward at the pace I want, or even close to it. So what’s the deal? And that’s where I’m stuck. How can I figure out what limiting beliefs I may have if I don’t know how to look for them? Or maybe there’s something still in there that I think I’ve let go of but I haven’t. If that’s the case, then how do I fully let go of it?

I’m hoping that I can find the answers to this. I know there are a lot of people out there in the world wondering the same things. Some are stuck in feeling sorry for themselves, but many, like me, are just trying to figure out how to move on, because we believe that once we know how, we can just move full steam ahead. I really do believe that too. I have learned and changed so much in my life, I know I can do this. I just need to figure out what the hell it is that’s holding me back. Once I do, I have no doubt that I can overcome it.

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