After a great week of stepping out of my comfort zone, creating my E-Commerce Store, and Launching my workbook ‘’Women on the Edge of Change’’, I felt unstoppable. It is an amazing thing to step out and do what you want to do regardless of what others may say or think. And as women, we owe it to ourselves to do this and to own this kind of power.
A limiting belief is a belief you have about yourself that holds you back from doing the things you want to do. You sometimes do not realise you have created these limiting beliefs until you take the time to address the reasons why you are so afraid to take the necessary steps in the direction you wish to go in. Or we have taken on the limiting beliefs of others and made them our own. What I mean when I talk about taking on the limiting beliefs of others is when you speak to someone about your goals or plans, and they immediately come back with a million reasons why your goals or plans, won’t work. If you listen to their limiting beliefs and allow their limiting beliefs to prevent you from moving forward towards your goals and dreams, you are making their limiting beliefs your own.
One thing I talk about and probably preach so much is that you should never let the limiting beliefs of others become your own. We forget that what is impossible for that person is not impossible for you. We choose what our impossible is and choosing to make another person’s impossible your impossible is not the right step.
For many, the most substantial limiting belief they have is the fear of what others may say or think. We worry if people are going to laugh at us, question, and call us out for doing what we love. The amount of power a limiting belief can take away from you is enormous, and you don’t realise your power has been taken until you reach a point in your life where you are sick of the struggle. You are tired of always holding back and never doing what you want to do. That’s the moment you choose to challenge your limiting beliefs and break down those barriers you created for yourself without realising it.
That being said, ask yourself these questions and be honest with yourself while answering them. Its time to acknowledge your limiting beliefs and move past them.
What are you afraid of the most when you think about making the moves you feel scared to make?
What were you told as a child that you ‘’couldn’t’’ or ‘’shouldn’t’’ do?
What areas in your life are you afraid of being wrong and being called out for being wrong?
What current beliefs do you have that keep you from making your moves?
Have you ever confided in someone about an idea you had, and they laughed at it? How did that make you feel?
Because of that person laughing at you and questions your idea, did that prevent you from working at that idea?
How would you feel today if you had ignored their laughing and second-guessing and went after your idea?
What are you so afraid people will say if you do step out and make your moves?
If you never felt fear and would never fail, what would you do today?
Our limiting beliefs can stem from our childhood and what we have been taught to believe, or it could have grown as you grew older and found yourself taking on the limiting beliefs of others. Truthfully the best way to move past limiting beliefs with action. Just doing it and dealing with everything else later.
Now get to work, Queen.