The limits we happily place on ourselves
BELIEVE IT OR NOT BUT WE ARE THE ONLY REAL ENEMY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR SUCCESS...
The first time I became aware of the concept limiting beliefs came from this book. THE BIG LEAP by GAY HENDRICKS.
What I learned from this book was how my thoughts hold me back, how to recognize it and how to overcome it every day. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
What's important to know about "Limiting Beliefs" is...
...that there is an internal thermostat that we created. It decides how much success, love and a abundance we are willing to allow into our lives. This means that everything we have ever allowed into our lives was allowed to be there by us!
ome limiting beliefs are obvious and we typically ignore them. Thoughts like, "I'm not good enough" or "I'm not smart enough" or "I'm not skinny enough" etc etc.
These are dangerous when they go un investigated. This is why most people will never grow beyond where they are. They just refuse to even admit they think these thoughts. So they hide them in a closet and pretend they don't exist which means they try to grow from a fantasy about why they think they are. (Read my blog on the STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES to see how to do a true investigation into these beliefs)
As bad as those limiting beliefs are when they get ignored they are nothing compared to the even more dangerous limiting beliefs. THE ONES WE ARE PROUD OF AND EVEN TELL PEOPLE CONSTANTLY!
These limiting beliefs are typically in the form of LABELS. "I am an introvert", "I'm a perfectionist", "I'm a people pleaser" or "I suck at time management" etc etc.
They are not only limiting beliefs but we have also created an identity around it. What makes it REALLY DANGEROUS is that to let go of these limits we have HAPPILY PLACED ON OURSELVES would be to let go of our identity. This is extremely difficult to do because it would mean we would have to become something different. We would have to become uncomfortable in order to release the limits we have placed on ourselves.
This is why we are the REAL ENEMY when it comes to our success.
WATCH MY AMAZING WIFE ANGELA VILLA TALK ABOUT THIS HONESTLY