Limiting beliefs are beliefs that hinder your potential by constricting the way you think, subconsciously sabotaging your efforts to succeed. These limiting beliefs come from years of mental programming; television, books and the media in general have all programmed us to think in a certain way – and sadly this is usually a negative experience.
These days we are far more likely to change and develop according to the influence of the media than we are from physical evolution – unsurprisingly it is the mind that drives the bus. The problem with this is that the mind is not thinking clearly – it is blinkered with a set of limiting beliefs. Typical beliefs include ‘you’re not worthy’ and ‘you must look and act a certain way to be successful’, messages that subconsciously hold us back.
As technology evolves, this issue spreads quicker and with more force as we get bombarded with subliminal messages every day. So how do you know if your mind is secretly sabotaging you? If you’re not living the life you want, one full of happiness and success, chances are you’re being sabotaged.
How can you stop these beliefs?
The most important part of the fight is recognising that you have limiting beliefs, and knowing you want to change. Once you are aware of them, you can change them. Here are four ways you can stop limiting beliefs:
- Spend some time in the morning reading something positive.
- Post a vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day and cover it in images and words that represent your desires.
- Repeat positive affirmations in the present tense.
- Make sure you are spending time with people who accept you for who you are, and spend less time with those who don’t.
By examining your core beliefs and looking back to where they came from, you may find there are thoughts there with no evidence supporting them. Change the way you think and adopt positive beliefs for a more positive life.
Hypnotherapy is a great tool to help break negative thought patterns and change the way you think. To see how it could help you, please browse our hypnotherapy areas.
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