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Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back

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7 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back

All of us have infinite potential but sometimes your results do not reflect that potential. Deeply ingrained unconscious beliefs are influencing these results in ways you cannot see. When you have a deep belief, even unconsciously, it can sabotage your potential through the actions or non-actions you take based on the belief. That then creates the less-than-desirable results that hold you back from real success. Here are some of such limiting beliefs which are actually holding you back:

I need to struggle to succeed: It is true that you need to take action and be relentless at achieving your goals and dreams, but this hard work should never feel exhausting or depleting. If you expect to work really hard to get where you want to be in life, chances are this is exactly what you will attract. In order to change and upgrade your mindset, take action on things that are in alignment with your goals and values so that it does not feel like hard work.

I am not unique: You may say that you do not have anything different to offer from others who have the same title or credentials, or who work in the same industry. You do not believe that you are unique and do not know how you can stand out from the crowd. This belief can kill your confidence and your ability to believe in your uniqueness. Do not let it hold you back! The reality is that you are unique from every other person on this planet in immeasurable ways and you have the ability to change or affect someone else’s life like no one else can.

My parents did not do enough for me: It is true that we all have different upbringings, however every time you blame your parents, your lack of education or your lack of resources, in most instances this is just an excuse for you to remain where you are, which sometimes can feel safer and more comfortable. Remember that you have the power to change your current situation, and it is your choice to use to your advantage everything that you have learned from your parents and be grateful for this knowledge that has shaped you into the person you are now.


I do not have enough time: The truth is that we all have the same amount of hours in the day but the knowledge of time management makes the difference. Whenever you find yourself saying ‘I don’t have time’, make sure you are really not saying ‘I don’t want to’, as you may be using this excuse to not take action out of fear. And if you find that it is fear, ask yourself ‘what is it exactly that I’m afraid of and how can I overcome my fear?’

I’m not good enough to succeed: This belief is embedded in human nature and has a tendency to get the best of you. Do you ever worry that you are not good enough, not smart enough, or you simply do not have what it takes to be successful? If you do, you are not alone. And even though at some point in our lives we all may feel we are not as good as the next person, what’s important is to acknowledge that these are just false limiting beliefs. Remember that if things or situations do not go as planned, it is not because you are not good enough, it is simply because there is something different or even better ahead for you.

I don’t need others’ help: No one has ever created success alone. You are an inherently social creature and must rely on others all the time. There are various reasons you may hang on to this limiting belief. It can come from feeling guilty for, or ashamed of, asking for help or from a fear of being let down by or rejected by others but you need others to do great things in the world.

You can find experiences to back up almost any belief, but the key is to make sure that you are consciously aware of the beliefs you are creating. If your beliefs don’t empower you, change them. Will your beliefs be the reason you stop taking action toward the results you want from life or will you change them into the ultimate opportunity to create something extraordinary? The decision is yours.