What is a Limiting Belief
A limiting belief is a powerful piece of negative programming that is connected to your belief system. It is about you and your life. It affects the way you think, feel and react to everything you do by creating stress and conflict in your mind. This conflict produces symptoms such as fear, stress, anxiety, procrastination, panic attacks, mood swings, anger outbursts, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and self-belief, trust issues, depression etc. It can even create a physical illness such as a Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia etc. because of the mind/body connection. Limiting beliefs prevent you from achieving your goals easily, if at all, and hold you back from being the best you can be. So it is safe to say that you will not maximise your performance, wellbeing and success unless you address them.
How Exactly Do Limiting Beliefs Affect Us
Limiting beliefs are so powerful they can make us feel as if we have always been a certain way and that is why most people struggle to believe that they could ever be any different. This negative programming comes from the subconscious part of the mind and is usually so engrained that it feels normal, natural and instinctive to be this way. I should also emphasise at this point that the subconscious mind is the ‘Control Room of Everything’ we do in life. So you can understand why the majority of people don’t actually believe they could ever change. This is precisely why you will hear them say, “It’s just the way I am!” Unfortunately fear keeps them from seeking change and taking positive action. Instead, they usually end up using their time and energy to find coping strategies, and worst still, ways to simply avoid their fears and limitations which are when fears and true phobias are born. These fears and phobias then begin to take over their life because they are not addressed and gradually creep into other areas of their life too until their world becomes really small and even more restricted. A limiting belief is, therefore, an extremely powerful and dangerous thing. It can damage your mind, body and business often without you even realising!
Who Has Limiting Beliefs
Nobody is exempt from having limiting beliefs even if they think that they are fine and have life all sorted. In fact, if you meet someone who tells you that, you know that they are probably in need of help more than most because they are either in denial or genuinely unaware of them. The truth of the matter is, you don’t have to have had a terrible life, come from a broken home, dysfunctional family or suffered from emotional, physical or sexual abuse for faulty programming to be accepted into your subconscious mind. It happens automatically to us all regardless of who we are and what we do.
Examples of Limiting Beliefs
To give you an idea, examples of some powerful limiting beliefs are:
- I’m stupid.
- I never get anything right, no matter how hard I try.
- People are luckier and more successful than me.
- I’m not good enough.
- I’m a failure.
- I’ll never amount to anything in life.
- I don’t deserve to be happy.
The list could go on but you get the gist. Needless to say limiting beliefs are extremely damaging! The interesting thing is that if you listen hard enough you will often discover that these phrases belong to other people, not us. We have just learnt to take them on and repeat them to ourselves long after those people have stopped doing it or are no longer in our lives.
Why the Subconscious Mind Accepts Limiting Beliefs
Limiting beliefs are usually accepted into the subconscious mind in our formative years when we are most impressionable. This is because when we are born our subconscious mind can be likened to a blank canvas. Of course, we are born with our natural instincts which are perfect for the way we are designed to be as individuals but the people who raise us and share our lives such as our parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, great-grandparents, friends and teachers all have a huge influence on our programming which affects our belief system.
It then becomes the nature versus nurture syndrome. Depending on our personality type and who is influencing us, we shift from who we are by origin (which naturally works best for us), to a tweaked version that we are taught is socially acceptable or the way we ‘should be’ to fit into the world. It is pretty obvious that thinking and acting in a way that is not natural and instinctive to us is detrimental to our health, wellbeing and success. Having a belief system running on programmes based on someone else’s personality type and belief system is always going to create conflict and problems in our psyche and is no good for us.
High Achievers Recognise Overcoming Limiting Beliefs is Non-Negotiable
High Achievers are usually more emotionally intelligent and self-aware than most people, and so they realise that finding a way of overcoming limiting beliefs is essential if they are to be as effective and productive as they can possibly be. They understand that achieving their goals easily with minimal stress is the key to maximising their performance, wellbeing and success. Taking positive action allows them to have a healthy mind, body and business so they can achieve serious success and make their dent in the universe!
Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with Clinical Hypnotherapy
The good news is Clinical Hypnotherapy can help us overcome limiting beliefs because hypnosis gives us direct access to the subconscious part of your mind. Once we have identified your unique barriers to personal and business growth and success, we can do the important reprogramming needed to free you from them for good, so you and your business can thrive.
Why High Achievers Choose the Fast Track to Success
High Achievers have big dreams, visions and missions so they need to be smart and find the best, most time efficient way to fast track their success. Clinical Hypnotherapy allows them to do this which is why they are smart and use it to get ahead of the competition, so they can play and stay at the top of their game.
The Richer Life Programme
Our ‘Richer Life Programme’ is designed for High Achievers just like you to help you maximise your performance, wellbeing and success. So if you want to banish those limiting beliefs so you can fulfil your true potential please visit our website: www.clairerich.com, join our Free Newsletter List and then give us a call to request your copy of our ‘Richer Life Programme Brochure Pack’. We’d love to help you find the way to a richer life.
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