How limiting beliefs can impact your life
5 LIMITING BELIEFS THAT HINDER YOUR INNER GENIUS POWER
Do you have dreams you want to manifest? Of course, you do – you may want to advance in your career, start a business, find someone to share life with, strengthen your current relationship, develop your inner potential, or begin healthy habits. Self-realization is a powerful human need, and we all have desires in life.
So, what's holding you back?
Whatever answer you provide to this question isn't reality; it's simply an excuse. That's a fact. The only things truly holding you back are your own limiting beliefs.
Everyone has dreams, but not everyone succeeds in turning their dreams into concrete goals. You surely have a few of these as well. What are the reasons you give yourself to prevent their realization? These reasons are your current beliefs, but that doesn't mean they are valid.
WHAT ARE LIMITING BELIEFS?
Limiting beliefs are self-imposed narratives that obstruct our path to realizing our true potential. They often operate beneath our awareness, acting as deeply rooted barriers that hinder our evolution into a healthier version of ourselves, only emerging when someone helps us identify and challenge them.
The human brain is wired to conserve energy. We seek certainty in our routines, relationships, and work. We're often averse to risk and resist leaving our comfort zones. We only invest energy when we believe it will yield results. When we lack belief in our ability to achieve results, when we lack deep self-confidence, we give up before we even begin. We don't exert our full effort; we sabotage our own success. That's the very definition of limiting beliefs.
FIVE COMMON LIMITING BELIEFS EXAMPLES
- I don't have time
Lack of time is a common excuse shared by nearly everyone at some point in life. However, when we deeply value something, whether it's a task, a goal, or a relationship, we prioritize and make time for it. We all have the same 24 hours in a day; it's how we choose to use them that truly matters.
- I don't have what it takes
Whether you want to write a book or compose a symphony, your skills are determined by the effort you're willing to invest. You may not have been born with an innate gift for writing, but that doesn't mean you can't acquire skills through learning and practice.
- I don't deserve love
One of the most common limiting beliefs in relationships is the belief that we don't deserve love, especially when it comes to our relationship with ourselves. When we cling to this belief, we may reject promising beginnings, sabotage relationships by avoiding crucial conversations, and deny ourselves the opportunity to give love a chance.
- I’m Not enough strong
This belief keeps us in our comfort zone, as we doubt our inner strength to bounce back from rejection, failure, or discomfort. We choose to remain in our current situation rather than taking the risk of getting hurt.
- Other people have it Easier
Remember, appearances can be deceiving. To truly understand someone else's journey, try to see life from their perspective. Numerous sayings remind us that we often underestimate the challenges others face. So, avoid assuming that someone else has an easier path, making it simpler for them to achieve their goals while you struggle. In reality, that person might perceive that you have a more advantageous situation.
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
The truth is that our potential knows no bounds. True fulfillment begins with this understanding. When we embrace a deep belief in our possibilities, we open the door to harnessing our limitless potential.
This realization propels us toward purposeful action, setting in motion a cascade of extraordinary results. Each success reinforces our belief in the inner genius essence within us, igniting an ever-renewing cycle of inner growth, more powerful than before.
The next time we find ourselves entangled in excuses, such as the examples of limiting beliefs we've explored, we are prompted to introspect. We ask: Is this my truth, or is it a limiting illusion? When we hear the whisper, 'I've always been this way,' or the echo, 'This is who I am,' we gently intercept these thoughts. In their place, we cultivate beliefs that promote inner evolution. We embark on a journey to cultivate a mindset of expansion, one that transcends the ego's limitations. In this journey, we believe in the transformative power within, recognizing our intrinsic dignity of inner evolution.