Believe It or NOT!

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Believe it or NOT!  

Limiting beliefs are general beliefs about the world, your environment and situation, and the people around you that you perceive as  standing in your way.   Newsflash! These beliefs will hold you back from success. Why and how so?  Simply because if you do not believe something is possible, you are not likely to attempt it or if you do attempt it, you won’t devote much energy to achieving it.

The great news is that once you become aware of and overcome limiting beliefs, they can no longer hold you back. And by shattering your limiting beliefs, you may light the way for others to do the same.

Challenging Limiting Beliefs

Methods for challenging limiting beliefs include the following:

  • Provide evidence to the contrary
  • Explore what effect this belief has had on your life
  • Look for proof of its truth (or lack of proof)
  • Modify the belief or aspects of the belief to better serve you
  • Key Question-How true do I think that is?
  • Key Question-Where did I get that idea?
  • Key Question-Can I be absolutely certain that it is true?
  • Key Question-How do I feel when I think that thought?
  • Key Question-Who would I be or how would my life be different if I did not believe that?
  • Asking, “What is the opposite view?”

The following list contains some of the common money beliefs, some conscious and some unconscious.

What limiting beliefs do you have?  Are they reflected below?

Take out a pen and paper and record your feelings about each one on the list.  Then, add your own limiting beliefs  and your new replacement beliefs that are more empowering to you by using the tools and questions above:

Here are some common limiting beliefs:  

  • Money isn’t everything.
    • Money is simply one too for helping me create the life of my dream.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
    • What makes money evil is the intent of the user.  Lack of money is really the root of evil.
  • Wealthy people are crooks.
    • The wealth are often generous and provide opportunity for those who are less fortunate

What have you discovered about yourself?