Would you like to learn how to eliminate limiting beliefs for good? In this article, I’ll be showing you how to get rid of your limiting beliefs using just 3 little questions. To eliminate limiting beliefs, you need to commit to the inner work first.
It’s not an easy process, because we’re staring at some negativity square in the face. The truth is, if you want to eliminate limiting beliefs, you need to be prepared for the realization that you’re going to get uncomfortable.
There is a process for getting rid of limiting beliefs that’s simple. How easy it is depends on your commitment to the process and creating new habits. After all, habits are the building blocks for long-term success!
Not sure what a limiting belief is? You can find some examples of limiting beliefs here.
3 simple questions to eliminate limiting beliefs
#1: Does this have to be the ultimate truth?
This is by far the most important question to start with if you want to eliminate limiting beliefs, and it’s a simple one. Sometimes, this question is just enough to eliminate negative beliefs that aren’t deeply embedded in the subconscious yet. You can ask it each time you catch yourself stating something negative, right in the moment.
Confront your belief head-on and be honest: is this the way it MUST be? Or, is this just the truth you’ve accepted for yourself?
#2: Am I using circumstances and people around me to prove this belief right?
This is a dangerous habit, and it can make letting go of the belief especially difficult. It makes the belief feel that much more real to you. You have to replace this habit, just as you would with any other.
Instead of seeking evidence that fuels your belief, create a habit of seeking evidence that it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes, you need to actively look for examples in someone else’s life.
Women who fear that all men are solely driven by sex and incapable of love need to see examples of loving relationships. Men who are afraid that all women are manipulative and cheaters need to see examples of long-lasting, devoted relationships.
Some women believe that it’s a man’s world. There’s no room for her among the men to achieve great success. This woman needs to seek out female role models who have risen above limitations and obstacles.
Try to think of some ways that you can disprove your beliefs a little more every day.
#3: Am I clinging to this belief because it feels comfortable to do so?
Fear of failure plagues so many people. Just as much, the fear of success does too.
What? You can actually fear success?
Yes, it’s true! You can fear success if you’re giving success the wrong meaning. You give success the wrong meaning when you’re afraid of what comes afterward. Ask yourself: What does it mean when you succeed? Are you scared of what comes next?
If you believe that you could succeed, the next step might be hard work of some kind. Or, it’s just entirely unfamiliar territory. Whichever the case, it seems more comfortable to simply accept that you just can’t do it.
Often, people believe that succeeding means they have to keep it up. If keeping it up is your fear, you’re going to have to confront it. What’s leading you to believe you can’t keep it up? Is it because you’ve never been able to keep up any change that mattered to you?
You may just not know what it takes to stick to your goals and see them through. That doesn’t mean it’s not possible for you, it just means you have to learn the process. If that’s the problem, I highly suggest giving this a read.
What limiting beliefs are you willing to release today? Let me know in the comment section, and tell me what abundant truth you’ve chosen to believe instead.