Limiting Beliefs

By | March 24, 2016

Don’t Let Your Limiting Beliefs Hold You Back

We all have limiting beliefs. They show up in our lives and even though we can’t always see how they are affecting us. they are there.limiting beliefs

You can tell what areas of your life your limiting beliefs are affecting just by looking at your life. Where in your life do you have issues or where do you feel stuck? Your limiting beliefs , depending on what they are can affect any area of your life. Relationships, money, happiness and so on.

Our limiting beliefs are what stop us from creating the life we want. We can do everything exactly right in an area of our life that we want to improve , but if we have limiting beliefs in that area, something will happen that will not let us move forward.

Our limiting beliefs come from our feelings around something at the time it happened. It may not be what actually happened, but it is how we perceived it to of happened. Usually this will of had to happen several times for it to become a belief.

You as a child may of ended up with a belief of , I’m not good enough or a belief concerning money, you may of thought we never had enough money. These are both limiting beliefs that will affect your life.

Our limiting beliefs are the only thing that stand between where we are now and where we want to be.

It can take some time to remove the beliefs you have, but it would be time well spent because you can not change your life from where it is now to where you want to go by holding on to the same thought patterns.

Nothing can change on the outside, before it changes on the inside.

All of our limiting beliefs were put there by us , even if we did not know it.  We are the only ones that can remove them. We, of course can learn about ways to help us remove them.

We need to look at each area of our lives and see what areas are being affected by our limiting beliefs.

So lets say you can’t seem to make as much money as you would like. You need to examine what you feel about money. Examine where those beliefs came from in your childhood.  Sometimes our intellectual beliefs are fine, but subconsciously we believe something else.

This can be confusing, but if you are having trouble or feel stuck in an area of your life and your intellectual beliefs are fine then look deeper because there is a limiting belief there.

This is not always easy to do. You may want to read some books that will help you better understand your particular situation.

Below is a link that will take you to a site where you can learn more about limiting beliefs and releasing them.

Most people think that they can accomplish what they want with hard work. I know people who have worked hard their whole life and still have very little to show for it. I bet you know people like this too.

Changing your thought patterns around areas that you want to improve is the first place to start to see improvement in your life.

Remember, nothing can change until we change it on the inside. Once we start releasing those limiting beliefs, our thoughts will change too and our outside world will start to be what we want it to be.

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12 thoughts on “Limiting Beliefs

  1. Gideon

    Great post. I’ve got quite an active mind and almost over think everything. It’s both a positive and a negative I believe. I think it can skew your own reality sometimes and create the limiting beliefs you’re talking about. Over thinking is overload, and takes a huge toll on you both psychologically and physically. I think the trick is to work on your discipline.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Gedeon,

      When we have an over active mind , we need to learn how to quiet the mind and control it. Limiting beliefs come from your mind and when you mind is constantly feeding you stuff that is no longer true for you then you are continuing to believe it and because you believe it ,you will act on it. If on the other hand you learn to hear what is being said then you can change those thoughts to truths for you.

  2. Shelly

    Unbelief, double mindedness, or doubt. Whichever name we choose to call this force, it is a powerful weapon that wages war against our minds and torment our souls. This force is so powerful that they can stagnate a person’s growth for years or paralyze them for life. Getting to the root of any unbelief will surely take some soul searching and a lot of time.

    However, I believe that the root of unbelief burrows deep in the soil of fear. Fear of not getting what we want, when we want it, and how we wanted it. Our doubts spring forth from our own selfish nature. If we can’t achieve something the way we want or if the end result isn’t guaranteed to look like we envisioned, then never mind. We just back down from these “proposed” walls instead of tearing them down. It’s one thing to be prudent, but to be mastered by fear is altogether a different matter.

    We don’t want to get hurt, embarrassed, or let down because that’s what doubt tells us is going to happen. It shouts out at the top of it’s lungs “You can’t do this!”, “You can’t do that!”, “What about this?”, “What about that?”. “What would people think?” These types of bricks can pile up quickly if we let them and before we know it, a whole city is built, and we find ourselves living smack dab in the middle of it. By this time we have buried ourselves under so many lies that it may take a lifetime to get from under them.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Shelly,

      It sounds like you have had some bad experiences. Sorry to hear that. People have to want change before it can happen. But there is hope if they are willing to invest in themselves.

  3. Tami

    Hi Gloria,
    I find it very hard to find my own limiting beliefs, sometimes it feels like it sits right on my blind spot and I really can’t see it. Especially behind all the frustration that we commonly feel when things aren’t going our way. I feel I’m at a moment right now where my life doesn’t seem to be moving forward, but i really can’t put my finger on what’s holding me back. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to reflect and analyse it feels like the effects of this stagnation are coming from outside and not the inside of me. Really made me think, thanks!

  4. jCamden

    Wow this really hits home. Your site looks fairly new and I hope you stick with it because I think you really have a lot to offer people. For 20 years of my life I did everything with the mindset that I was worthless. I grew up being told that I could never do anything right and that nobody would ever love me and I continually drilled that into my mind with every situation I encountered.
    I didn’t sit there and feel bad about it. It was just a fact in my mind. I wasn’t worth the clothes on my back. It’s only been the last few years that I’ve struggled to change that opinion of myself. It’s very hard to get rid of something that has just been your reality for two decades but I tell myself the things I always believed just aren’t true and I’m actually a very competent person.
    I can literally do anything I put my mind to and I have more ambition than most people. I still have a ways to go but it’s been well worth it and yielded a much more enjoyable life!

    1. Gloria

      I think your story is truly amazing. You are a strong person. Keep doing what you are doing. It sounds like you still have some limiting beliefs there. Keep at it , you will get there!

  5. Neil

    I do agree that we all have self-limiting beliefs that do actually hold us back from accomplishing great things in life.

    Unfortunately, society is the #1 contributor to bringing us down in life because we begin to believe others opinions on what we CAN’T achieve in life, and this prevents us from building ourselves up and succeeding!

    Thanks for a great article because it brings back memories of how I used to be. Today, I drown out people, ignore their views, and work towards what I know I’m capable of accomplishing.

    I have no limiting beliefs anymore, and it’s fantastic!!!


    1. Gloria

      Hi Neil,

      Thanks for your comment. I am glad to here you like the article. If you have removed all your limiting beliefs that is wonderful. You must be living your dream life! Congrats to you.

  6. Marta

    When I was younger I believed there was something bad about making money doing pleasant things. I didn’t feel I deserved to be paid. I guess it may be a problem with self-esteem… Only later did I realize that working doesn’t have to be painful. On the contrary, if you enjoy what you are doing, earning money becomes a pleasure.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Marta,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. We all have limiting beliefs , some we don’t even know we have. I did not realize I had any until I started looking closer at my life. Sounds like you removed one of your limiting beliefs without even knowing it. That’s awesome!

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