Your beliefs about yourself and your life have more power over your life experience than you can imagine. Personal ideas and values you have held for a long time can block the way toward a life you desire. Identify your limiting or restrictive beliefs and replace them with positive ones.
Examine some beliefs that may be blocking or limiting you in your efforts to live your best life:
1. “I ought to let go of my dreams because I am unable achieve them.”
A couple of unhelpful things happen when you think this way. First, it seems you may feel undeserving of the dreams you have and are, therefore, sabotaging yourself. Second, you are likely not doing anything to move closer to how you want to live.
- One way to alter this belief is to ponder how to follow your dreams. Make a list of the steps required to achieve the life you crave. Look at them as a set of steps. Then, begin “climbing” those steps toward your future, one by one.
- Your new belief might sound something like, “I’m following my dreams starting today and will celebrate each step I achieve along the way.”
2. “I don’t have the right to ask for what I want because I fear rejection.”
This belief indicates you feel less important than others. You see your needs and wants as not relevant to others. Living with this belief means you likely keep your true feelings under wraps and simply go along to get along with others. There’ll be no rocking the boat from you.
- The fact is that your feelings are just as valuable as everyone else’s. Consider changing this belief to, “I am important and how I feel matters to me. I can diplomatically ask for what I want. Others may disagree, but I can handle it.”
- When you can state your needs or wants tactfully and honestly without irritation or anger, those close to you will most likely listen well and respond to them.
- However, if they have a negative response, remind yourself that you have no control over the feelings of others.
- You do have control over your own feelings and actions. Therefore, ask for what you want. Recognize that you can listen to others’ responses, but you are not responsible for how they feel.
3. “I’m not going to trust anyone again.”
This belief may stem from a time in your past when someone you trusted hurt you.
- Perhaps, when you were a child, your parents were un-supportive or tough on you. Or in a prior close relationship, you felt betrayed or that your feelings were minimized. Whatever the case, it sounds like you are afraid to trust and you are trying to protect yourself from further emotional hurt.
- Alter this belief by giving yourself permission to trust. If you pledge not to trust again, it likely means you’ll not have another loving relationship.
- Recognize that you probably learned something positive from the prior relationship. You’ve grown and your ideas about what you want are clearer now.
- You can adopt a belief something like, “In order to have a relationship, I must invest in it. It may be scary at first, but I can do it.”
4. “I don’t make enough money to live a financially secure life.”
This belief puts a heavy cloak over your efforts to be happy. When you think this way, you fail to see what you can do to save for your future. Your emotional health is intimately connected to how you feel about your financial life.
- Open the door to a more secure financial and emotional life by adjusting your belief to, “I have control over my finances, and I can save X dollars per week.”
- When you believe you can live within or below your financial means and still save, you will discover you can enjoy your life.
Perform a thorough self-examination of your major beliefs and values. What do you think about yourself? Are your thoughts and beliefs preventing you from achieving a healthy relationship, establishing monetary security, or living the dream life you yearn for? Banish your limiting beliefs forever, starting here and now!!
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