Your beliefs shape you; your behaviours, your emotions and your expectations. Yet are they really true? Just because you believe something is true doesn’t mean it is a fact.
Your beliefs can keep you stuck in negative thoughts, or they can motivate you in a positive way.
You might believe you can never change, get over that ‘thing’ or stop doing a particular behaviour – if you truly believe it, you are creating that as your reality but it does not mean it is true. I’m sure there any many things you have achieved in life, no matter how small, that you didn’t believe possible at first.
If I was told a few years back that I would meet my childhood idols, become friends with them (not recommended, never meet your idols ha ha), work with rock stars, sports stars and celebrities – I would have laughed in their face! I could barely hold a conversation with anyone I didn’t know without Bridget Jones awkwardness – and yet with hard work and determination, I have!
People used to adamantly believe the earth was flat (some still do apparently!). Until my mid-twenties, I used to believe moleskin clothes were made out of real moles! Ha ha.
People used to believe it was impossible for a human to run a mile in under four minutes, but as soon as Roger Banister achieved this, many other people achieved it too.
Their belief was changed, they believed they could now – so they did it.
The placebo effect is the perfect example of how powerful our beliefs are. When people are unknowingly given a sugar pill to help them with pain or a particular ailment – they respond as if the medication were real – with real physical changes. How amazing is that!
So right now, you might believe you are never going to be able to overcome your issue, you might believe you are not good enough and constantly doubt yourself and your abilities. You might believe you will never get over that past relationship, or stop feeling anxious about everything, or that you will never feel calm on that flight – but that does not mean it is true.
Believe it or not, there are many other people on this planet that have had the same issue as you and have overcome it. There’s a famous quote by Henry Ford:
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.
So how do you change your limiting beliefs? The first step is to imagine that you CAN do that thing you want to do. If you can imagine it, you can create a glimmer of hope that it is possible. Think about what you WANT to happen instead.
Write down your limiting beliefs and challenge them. What if you could – what would that be like?
Working with a mind coach can have excellent results at helping people overcome issues and create a positive outcome.
If you are ready to consider making a change to your mind-set please do be in touch for a friendly chat to see if I can help you.