Do you have limiting beliefs?

“A firm belief in yourself is all that is needed to alter your life” M K Soni

Limiting beliefs are those sneaky stories that you tell yourself about why you can’t move forward, or take action. Very often people have limiting beliefs about themselves, both in terms of what they think they’re capable of and who they are as a person.

These beliefs are usually created at a young age or through traumatic experiences, and we then carry them with us as truth. Negative thinking only enforces these beliefs, because you actually start to believe that you’re powerless to change things.

Regardless of where the limiting beliefs come from, they are heavy burdens and they stop us from having the life we truly deserve and desire. We feel powerless as we make all our decisions from a place of fear, rather then from a place of alignment of who we really are.

When working with clients I’m always very conscious of the language they use and how I feel when they are talking. Often the most devastating limiting beliefs are the ones we are not consciously aware of, yet annoyingly others can often sense those within us. These limiting beliefs can have a massive impact on us and the reality we create. 

So let’s look at some of the most common things I hear when working with people. Take a look at the list below and ask yourself if you find these words slipping into your own thoughts and conversations: 

  • I can’t
  • I shouldn’t
  • I’m no good at
  • I don’t have enough time
  • I’m too old/too young
  • I’m not attractive enough
  • I am not enough
  • I’m always so tired
  • I’m not as good as them

Just take a moment to consider how believing these things, has limited your life!

The good news is that these are all beliefs that can be changed. By allowing them to play a dominant role in your thoughts and conversations, you’re choosing to be a victim of what life throws at you. If you want your life to change, you need to change your beliefs. Only then will you create the success you truly desire.

When I first started exploring these questions, I was astonished to see that often the beliefs and stories I had carried for years were not even mine. They were handed down from my parents and other role models and I simply assumed they must be true and that this is the way life was supposed to be.

It was also interesting to see that the very things I was made to feel wrong for when I was a child, are now my greatest strengths and gifts to others. The great thing about beliefs, is that you get to decide what you ‘now’want to believe. Once you have identified where your beliefs are limiting you, we then need to work on releasing them and choosing empowering action instead. This is where EFT and Meditation comes in.