9 Self Limiting Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Life
Let's talk about limiting beliefs.
Your beliefs are what you hold to be true.
They effect your decisions, your actions, and how you respond to the world around you.
Your beliefs should to support you, not hold you back.
In this post I want to share some of the most common limiting beliefs people have, and how you can change them.
Self check yourself against this list and get ready to make some changes to your life.
Let's dive in...
1. You Don't Think You're Good Enough
This limiting belief will cripple and paralyse you.
If you think you're not good enough why would you even try?
This belief prevents you from ever finding success because you don't believe you deserve it.
Who are you comparing yourself to? Not good enough relative to what?
If you're not all you could be and you know it, you can change that.
Make an image of yourself as you would be if you were good enough.
What character traits would you have.
What would you have to accomplish to feel that you are good enough?
Start thinking and acting like the person you want to be.
Setting and achieving even the smallest of goals can boost your self esteem and how you see yourself.
Believing you're not good enough is a sign you need to make changes in your life.
2. You Don't Think You're Smart Enough
You can be as smart as you choose to be.
All the knowledge accumulated throughout history is available at the click of a mouse.
Learning and increasing your intelligence has never been easier.
Technology has changed education.
You need to self educate. Whatever area you want to excel in there are online resources available to you.
You don't sit in a room being fed information anymore.
You have to go out and find it yourself.
Saying you're not smart enough is an excuse, not a reason.
Decide what you need to learn to feel that you are smart enough.
Find the information and start learning.
3. You Think People Don't Like You
This belief is a sign of low self esteem.
Why wouldn’t people like you?
Are you a horrible person? Probably not.
It’s easy to put other people on a pedestal, making yourself feel inferior.
Most of the time it's an illusion of your mind.
The people you're comparing yourself to have their own faults and insecurities.
Usually the people who make the most effort to show how great their life is are the ones who are suffering most.
I call it the Instagram syndrome.
Forget about other people liking you.
The important question is do you like you?
Not everyone will like you and you won't like everyone.
Get that expectation out of your head and just be yourself.
When you like yourself people naturally gravitate towards you.
Focus on being your best self and you'll attract the right people.
4. You Think You're a Failure
Failure is part of life.
It can be tough to deal with and you wouldn't choose it over success.
But you can learn from it.
As hard as it is failure is the best teacher we have.
I read a quote from The Dalai Lama that said “sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”.
Sometimes failure can lead you to your greatest success.
Failure can be a sign of progress.
You're learning what not to do, which is just as important about knowing what to do.
Everyone fails. How you respond to your failures is what counts.
5. You Don't Like Yourself
Most people have parts about themselves they don't like.
Past experiences or poor decisions.
The feeling we let people down. Letting ourselves down.
All are painful and can cause you to not like yourself.
If you don't like yourself do something to change it.
Use your past failures as fuel.
Set goals that will make you feel proud when you reach them.
Self-esteem and confidence are critical if you want to win in life.
Take action that will make you feel better about yourself and like yourself more.
6. You Think You'll Get Rejected
Everyone fears rejection to some degree.
The idea of rejection is often a lot worse than the real thing.
You have a choice.
You can risk rejection or you can live with the regret of not trying.
The best way to overcome a fear of rejection is to actively seek it out.
Don't let fear defeat you.
Feel the fear of rejection and do it anyway.
What if you don't get rejected and everything goes well for you?
Feel the fear and take action despite it.
7. You Think You're Unattractive
What are you basing this belief on?
Who are you comparing yourself to?
A photoshopped picture on social media?
That's not the best reference point for beauty.
Take care of your body and your appearance and have an attractive personality.
There's no need to become obsessed with your physical appearance.
Present yourself impeccably and build your mind and character.
Don't be self focused and compare yourself to others.
8. You Think You Won't Be Successful
The level of anyone's success has not correlation to your own.
This limiting belief is a cheap excuse.
Some of the most successful people on earth came from very humble beginnings.
They all started from nothing and became fabulously successful.
Why can't you?
Where you came from will always be a part of you but it doesn't have to define you.
9. You Think You'll Never Have Enough Money
All self made millionaires started where you are: with nothing.
Your financial picture comes down to how you think about money and what you do with it when you have it.
What habits are making you broke?
What will you change about yourself to be not broke anymore?
Keep doing what your doing and you'll stay broke.
Change a few thoughts and behaviours and you'll have more money.
Once your habits change your finances will improve.
So now it's your turn.
What limiting beliefs do you have that are holding you back?
What are you going to do to change them?
Your limiting beliefs are self imposed.
Identify what they are and decide what beliefs you'll put in their place.
Discarding your limiting beliefs is the first step towards living a more satisfying and fuller life.
Best Quotes About Limiting Beliefs
"There is one grand lie - that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe". - Wayne Dyer
"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again". - James Cook
"You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience". - Serge King
"If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you". - Louise Hay