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This is the second post of the “Want Bigger Success?” series.
It is a small five post series to see if Self-Limiting Beliefs Could be Holding You Back?
In case you have not read the first post yet,
And you want to check it out first.
Here is the link for it.
Alright, let’s go ahead and move on.
Begin Recognizing Self-Limiting Beliefs
Self-limiting beliefs are beliefs that hold you back from achieving your very best.
This may be in your business as well as in your personal life.
These beliefs often begin during childhood.
They are implanted in our brain early on.
Therefore, we usually don’t even realize that we have them.
So it can take some time to learn how to recognize them.
Here are some warning signs that what you’re thinking might actually be self-sabotage in disguise.
Self-Limiting Beliefs Are Negative
Begin by recognizing that self-limiting beliefs are always negative.
They are that negative voice inside your head.
Listing all of the reasons you won’t succeed.
An example of these thoughts could be:
Who are you to do this?
Nobody is interested in what you say.
You’re too dumb to succeed.
Everyone will laugh behind your back if you try to do this.
Maybe you don’t realize it, but these negative thoughts are often a defense mechanism.
Just like you never have to try if you believe that you’re automatically going to fail.
And if you don’t try, then you don’t have to risk getting hurt or failing.
Self-Limiting Beliefs Encourage a Poverty Mindset
Often, self-limiting beliefs leave you stuck with a poverty mindset.
Recognizing these can help you move forward.
This can go beyond just finances.
And may affect how you live your life and run your business.
Your inner voice might tell you that:
It takes money to make money, and I don’t have any.
I can’t get ahead in my business because I don’t have enough skills.
There is too much competition for me to succeed.
This type of poverty mindset keeps you fiercely guarding what’s “yours”.
Not only does this keep you from growing your business,
but it also keeps you from becoming friends with other solopreneurs.
You see everyone as a “competitor” rather than a potential business partner or affiliate.
That’s a lot of opportunities you could be passing up!
Self-Limiting Beliefs Make You Feel Like A Victim
Self-limiting beliefs make you think you’re a victim.
For example, you may think things like:
Success isn’t in my genes.
I’m destined to be a loser.
It doesn’t matter how hard I work – I still won’t be able to succeed.
The problem with these thoughts is that they can convince you that you really are powerless.
As a result, you don’t challenge yourself or begin to change your beliefs.
You stay stuck in the same place for months or even years, never realizing that the real problem was your mindset.
And if you could begin recognizing self-limiting beliefs, you could change your mindset.
But recognizing them does take time, it won’t happen overnight.
It will also take a lot of effort.
After all, these thoughts have probably been repeated in your head over and over for many years.
Recognizing them is just the first part. This alone won’t change your mindset.
You have to try and replace your negative thoughts.
When you find yourself focused on a self-limiting belief, try to counter it with a positive truth.
If you keep doing this repeatedly, you will eventually notice a shift in your mindset.
That will, in turn, lead to a stronger business and a better life.
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In case you missed it,
This is a link to the previous post
And here is a link to the next post in this series.