Do You Have Limiting Beliefs?

Are you afraid of success? Are you afraid of failure? Are you just afraid? These are all important questions to ask yourself when you are accessing whether or not you hold limiting beliefs.
The next question you may ask yourself is where do limiting beliefs come from? A lot of people believe they originated from your childhood. That was a time that you had less capability to process stressful or traumatic events that may have happened to you. In my opinion, they can start at any moment in time when you decide that someone else holds power over you. You are the only one who can give meaning to what others say about you or what you say about yourself.
If you had trouble in school and the teacher is constantly telling you that you are doing things wrong, you may start to believe them. If you work in a stressful job environment and do not feel worthy of being there, this can be a limiting belief. If you are in a relationship with and spouse, family member, or a friend who is telling you that you need to be better or support them differently, this may be another clue you hold limiting beliefs.
My point is that you hold all of your power in your thoughts. Throughout my blog series, I talk about perception and that everything is 99.9% energy. Imagine if you continue to live, work, and partner with negative people who are not supportive of you. What type of energy do you think you are co-creating with them?
The next question you'll ask me is, what am I supposed to do? Leave? You'll have to answer that yourself. I can tell you that if you decide that there is more out there for you and that you can stand alone in your power, then you have your answer. If you're not ready yet, that is ok too. It has always been your choice. It is up to you how long you'll endure the discomfort.
Let me give you an example of a limiting belief. I once saw a young girl basketball player out on the court playing with her friends. She was always the last to get to the hoop, and when she did get the ball, she was a slow and awkward dribbler. She was able to keep up with her teammates, but she was not at their level. You could see she kept trying to play the game, but the other girls were much better. After the game was over, I could see this young girl was not pleased with her performance. I walked over to her and asked why she looked so down. She said, "I'm just not as good as everyone else is." I took a minute and told her I'd watched her entire game and noticed that she was using her left hand to dribble the ball and shoot. I asked her if she was a "lefty"? She said no, I'm a righty. I smiled and told her maybe she should try to play righty.
The next day she was out there again playing basketball with her friends, and she was playing at a much higher level and more smoothly. Only this time, she was playing right-handed.
Sometimes all you need is the belief and knowledge that you are enough and that being lefty is perfectly good. Other times you can get a whole new perspective if you try something different. Ultimately it is always up to you to make the switch.


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