Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Worse than what society tells us is what we tell ourselves; that inner critic that consistently tugs at our self-confidence until we become like shaft swaying in the direction of the wind.

The mind cannot begin to comprehend the heights to which we can reach and the depth to which we can dig once our mindset is right. We live in an ever-changing world where the majority still believe the woman’s place is in the background. We are seen and considered underachievers. Society has coined out a spot we are meant to relish and be comfortable in. We are in no way advocating dominance or control, but we sure are the greatest enemies of ourselves.

Reinvention is important for the modern woman. Learning, unlearning and relearning is embraceable. Addressing our inner critic and shunning the negative voices in our head has to be an ever-continuous process. We think less and less of ourselves for reasons that are quite baseless.

Most of these limiting beliefs have been ingrained into our DNA from childhood. People telling us not to be overambitious, to act a certain way and look a certain way. You see, I really doubt the authenticity of being dependent.

The idea of “never enough” is the basis of limiting beliefs and here’s a few we can relate with;

  • I need to make others happy, so I won’t be rejected
  • If I let people really get to know me, they won’t like me
  • This business may crash before it even starts, who am I kidding
  • I don’t have the capacity to handle this task

Try out these three simple steps to addressing and shunning limiting beliefs.

Catch it: Don’t wave it off, it’s a thought process. Be aware that this is what you think and believe
Critic it: Now critic your inner critic, your mind throws lemons at you, make lemonades. Assess why this belief bothers you
Change it: This is tricky but it’s just to point out the fact that limiting beliefs are not facts. A fact is a proven theory and yours is not because you have not tried it yet. So change it up and switch to a ‘can do’ attitude.

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