Eliminating self-limiting beliefs
"The only limits you have are the limits you believe."
I feel society attempts to limit our individual and collective potential. Because of this, I believe many people never fully realize and live out their full potential. Limiting beliefs are not something we are born with. They are instilled in us. I am able to recall more clearly the times I was told why I could not accomplish something compared to the times I was told that I could do anything I put my mind and efforts toward.
Some people are more resilient. Tell them they can't do something and they will go to any length to prove you wrong. Those are the people who make that dent in the Universe Steve Jobs spoke of. The Gates' and Bezos' of the world. While they may have been born into privilege or under the right circumstances, they needed to remove their self-limiting beliefs as much as they needed to take huge risks in life and in their businesses. They had to believe they could change how the world operates and conducts business, and sure enough they were right!
I used to unwillingly put limits on myself. I think many of us have been there. "I'm not smart enough. I don't have the resources. I'll never be able to do that." I could talk myself out of anything back in the day. The problem was, I did not know I was affirming exactly what I DID NOT want in life. Thanks to neuro-linguistic programming I understand how we create our reality through our words, whether we are aware of this or not. This helped me understand how important it is for me to manage my internal-dialogue as well as the words I speak.
Life has become much more manageable and goals have become easier to accomplish now that I am more aware of my thought patterns and more careful with my words. I know I am smart enough. I have access to the resources I need. I can do whatever I put my mind to. This shift in thinking has helped me improve my quality of life. With a limitless mindset I plant seeds that allow for more possibilities and opportunities to unfold. Sometimes, even better than I expected!