Are Your Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back??
During the first 6 or so years of our life, we soak up everything we hear and our young brains believe it to be true.
During these years we develop our most powerful, and often times most life-limiting, beliefs
that can stick with us for the rest of our lives.
All of this information is held in our subconscious, and it's there to keep us
safe. It's how we learn that the stove is hot because it burnt our hand, or how
we know to look both ways before crossing the street because our parents
drilled that home with us every single day.
However, some of these beliefs hold us back in life and keep us in a state of
fear and ignorance.
Typical limiting beliefs take the form of:
● "I can't do that because"
● "I don't deserve that because"
● "If I do this something bad is going to happen"
● "I can't do this because people will think"
I'm sure some of those statements sound familiar. I know I've said them on
more than one occasion.
So what do we do now?
Well.. I have 10 questions you can ask yourselves that will help you dig deep into your
subconscious and identify your limiting beliefs.
Question #1. WHAT BELIEF HAS HELD YOU BACK THE MOST?
It might be hard to identify all of our limiting beliefs, but we can all pinpoint at
least one belief that has held us back throughout our lives.
It might not be obvious in the moment, but if we look back on the things we've
done we can usually see it.
Maybe you didn't apply for that job you wanted because you didn't think you
were "smart enough." Or "qualified for it"
Or perhaps, that trip you wanted to take never happened because you didn't think that "you had the time" or "the money" and you postponed it...
Now it's 5, 10 yrs later and you still have that trip in the back of your mind that you never
Maybe you missed out on an amazing opportunity out of fear
Question #2. WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?
Now that you've identified one of your limiting beliefs, ask yourself this
question until you run out of answers.
Maybe something happened to you when you were a kid. Maybe something happened to you last week. Maybe you've just never been told it's okay.
Write down every answer you come up with so you don't forget them.
3. WHAT EVIDENCE PROVES YOUR BELIEF WRONG?
Most beliefs are just that, beliefs.
Beliefs and facts are two very different things. Snow is cold. We know that because we can feel it. There's no debate to that fact. It can be measured.
The fact that you believe you aren't smart enough or don't qualify for that job is subjective
and just your opinion. There's no way to prove it with 100% certainty.
If you look hard enough I'm sure you can find someone not as qualified as you doing
exactly what you want to do.
The only thing stopping you is your belief.
The only thing stopping you from releasing weight, having a great relationship, an amazing career .....
Is Your Belief
4. WHAT HAVE YOU MISSED OUT ON IN LIFE BECAUSE OF YOUR BELIEF?
Feeling Stuck, not good enough, not deserving, I don’t have time, I don’t have enough money… whatever your limited beliefs might be..
How much have you truly missed out on in life because you’re beliefs kept you in a bubble also know as your comfort zone..
I want you to really think about that while writing down your answers..
Question #5. IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN YOUR BELIEF?
Is there truth to your belief?
Has something happened to you recently to reinforce the belief?
Or is it something you've believed for as long as you can remember and you don't really know why?
When we hold a particular belief about ourselves or something…. Our subconscious mind will help us to validate it..
Let’s say you have a belief of “ I don’t have enough time”…. Your subconscious mind will say
Yep… you’re right… and will search out the evidence every chance it get to validate this belief…
You’ll consistently be busy and time will be restricted for you and the evidence will be there to say ….
"I don’t have enough time"
Question #6. QUESTION ITS IMPACT...What happens if you challenge your belief?
Let's say you wake up one morning and tell yourself you're not going to let that belief control your decisions anymore.
Does your life change for the better?
Do you allow yourself to do things that you've never done before?
Do those things change your life for the better?
Usually, the worst thing that can happen is a lesson right.
And even when we have those lessons, we wake up the next morning with
another chance to try again.
There’s no such thing as failure… only lessons
Question #7. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
What's the worst possible thing that could happen if you challenge your belief?
How does this change your daily life?
Most of our fears boil down to being rejected, humiliated, embarrassed, isolated, and so on.
How debilitating would these things be if they were to happen?
Is bettering your life and giving up the belief worth the risk?
Question #8. HOW ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING?
What are you doing on a regular basis that's contributing to your limiting
Now this question, can be unsettling and uncomfortable …. But it has to be asked
Are you reinforcing your negative emotions related to the belief?
Are you letting the opinions of others influence what you believe?
Are you avoiding doing things that would eliminate the belief?
Write down all the ways you might be contributing to the belief so you can start changing those behaviors.
Question #9..WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP IF YOU OVERCAME THESE BELIEF?
This is a big one
What part of yourself would you lose if you gave up your belief?
Would it be missed by you or the people around you?
Would it make you a better person?
Would it move your life in the right direction and create more opportunities?
Sometimes our biggest fear is the fear of being more than we ever thought we were capable of.
Make sure you aren't holding yourself back on purpose.
Now Last but not least...
Question #10.WHAT WOULD YOU GAIN IF YOU OVERCAME THIS BELIEF?
How much better would your life be if you were able to stop believing in something that has no weight to it?
Think of the freedom you could gain.
Think of how much happier you could be.
Would you even be able to make the lives of people around you …. Family.. friends.. partners.. kids…
Would you be able to make their lives better if you were to overcome this belief?
Most success and happiness is just on the other side of a negative belief. If you’re willing to overcome them..
Now I want you to Ask yourself these 10 questions whenever you find yourself thinking "I can't" or
"I shouldn't" or whatever it is your thinking that’s prohibiting you from living the life you want… the life you deserve
If you’ve asked yourself these 10 questions and you feel you need someone to help you dive deeper and clear these limited beliefs that are truly holding you back
I would like to invite you to schedule a free 15 min consultation with me…
I would be honored in helping you uncover and clear the beliefs that are holding you back from living the life you want…