Updated: Mar 31
A lot of times we block ourselves for reaching our true potential by holding on to our limiting beliefs and don't even realize it. Are you ready to remove those beliefs?
In this post I will talk about:
What is limiting beliefs?
Where do they come from?
Examples of Limited Beliefs?
How to overcome them
What is limiting beliefs?
Limited beliefs are thoughts that we believe to be true that puts a limit on ourselves, self-identity or others. Often at times when we think of our health, finances, trying something new, dating, spending and more. We tend to convince ourselves that we are not worthy or talk ourselves out of any type of pursuit.
Where do limiting beliefs come from?
Our limiting beliefs come from our life experiences. When you think back to your childhood memories what do you remember? Can you go back to a time where it was something someone told you that you could never forget? Did you have time when you believed in something but I loved one talked you out of it? Was there a time when you had big dreams but lost the urge to pursue because you were focused on all of the things that would go wrong?
Especially, if you heard the same thing over and over again. Things like "You are too big to do that", or "You are not smart enough", "You need some meat on your bones", "You are too fat to be wearing that", "You will grow up to be nothing just like so and so..." and much other negative advice from those you loved.
Our culture beliefs and what we were taught as kids carry over into our adulthood. Those thoughts that we hold on to effects us as to how we few ourselves internally. On the surface, you may be hiding behind that smile but inside your inner child still, believe in those negative words.
Examples of Limiting Beliefs and how to overcome them
Business and Finances:
limited belief: I will never get enough clients to stay in business
Empowering Belief: I have plenty of clients who love my products
Limited Belief: Why would anyone want my products/services?
Empowering belief: My products and services are for my unique =/ideal audience
Limited Belief: I will never make enough money
Empowering Belief: I am full of abundance
Fitness and Health
Limited Belief: I am not strong enough empowering Belief: I am strong and get stronger every day Limited Belief: I am not flexible enough to do yoga empowering Belief: I am perfect to do yoga Limited Belief: Eating healthy is too extensive empowering Belief: Eating healthy is worth my happiness
Limited belief: I am not worthy positive
Empowering belief: I am worthy Limited Belief: I don't deserve love
Empowering Belief: I am loved Limited Belief: I don't have what it takes
Empowering Belief: I have what it takes
Stop using and thinking negative words such as can't, don't, won't, not, etc. Instead, switch it around and use more powerful words such as Can, Am, Will,
Expose your limiting beliefs by writing probing questions to help you get to the root cause of your beliefs. example: I am not able to travel because.....or I would love to make more money but...
Questions to ask your self when you come across a limited beliefs
Is this belief true? Why do I believe this? What is the opposite way of thinking to this belief?
Write this down in your journal and repeat something positive.
This won't happen overnight but if you practice this exercise for the next 30 days you will notice and feel a difference?
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Hey, Kenya here your new yoga bestie! Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Certified Yoga Coach who loves helping busy moms to create more balance in their lives while reducing stress by practicing yoga on and off the mat. In addition to raising two kids, I am also a Course Creator, Author and Podcast host of "From My Mat to Yours" (available anywhere you listen to your podcast) Want to work with me? Click here to check out how.