The secret to move ahead in life is pretty simple. It is all about changing limiting beliefs into empowering ones. If you are able to do that successfully, there is no doubt you will be a far happier, confident and successful person.
Beliefs have the power to influence your outcome and destiny in life. But while positive beliefs can be extremely motivating and can help the individual get far ahead in life, negative beliefs always work the opposite way by holding people back and lowering their self esteem.
Identifying Limiting Beliefs.
Changing limiting beliefs is not as hard as you think it might be. First, tell yourself that you will do all that it takes to overcome your negative beliefs; and this you can do by identifying them in the first place.
There is no point being in denial. If you have some beliefs that you know is detrimental to your progress, admit it to yourself.
For instance, you believe it is a bad time to turn into an entrepreneur because you think the economy is in bad shape. Thats the only reason why you are sticking to a dead end job, even though you have a great idea that has every potential of becoming successful.
Instead of telling yourself that the time is not right time to begin your dream venture, believe that despite the condition of the economy, there is (and always will be) space for a great product or a superior service.
Just affirming this will change your entire perspective. You will find yourself enthused enough to make an exit route from your job in order to set up your venture.
Changing limiting beliefs has the power of igniting your passion. If you are really passionate about what you want to do, you will even find that things will fall in place sooner than later.
Shedding Emotional Baggage and Reframing Evidence.
More often than not, limiting beliefs remain with an individual because of either two things… first, there are some emotional payoffs; and secondly, there are supportive evidence to their beliefs.
Let’s cite examples and solutions for both cases. In the first case (having emotional payoffs), somebody who is dying to break out of the mould of being stuck in a dead end job, may be stuck to it because he has a family to support. He has trained himself to believe that if he does what his heart desires, he will let down his family.
If you can relate to this, the solution is simple… youve got to shed it. If supporting your family is what you are worried about, think of a backup plan. Save up enough for a period of time, so that you can opt out without the guilt.
In the second case (having supportive evidence to the belief), an individual may tell himself that there are failures all around him due to recessionary pressures so he shies away from the idea of entrepreneurship.
The solution to this dilemma is to reframe it. For instance, if you are telling yourself that there have been other entrepreunial failures, dont blame it on the recessionary pressures. The reason for their failure may have been due to their inability to think through their business plan. All you have to do is make a fool proof business plan and follow through.
It may seem difficult at first, but following these suggestions can help a great deal in changing limiting beliefs. At the end of the day, you will feel much more empowered, just like a butterfly who has broken out of a cocoon and is ready to fly away to enjoy the wonders that life has to offer ahead!