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Self-Limiting Beliefs

How to Recognise What Your Negative Self-Limiting Beliefs Are and How to Overcome Them.

We all have dreams and goals, but rarely act on them.


Well, we can blame our self-limiting beliefs.

“I’m not good enough”, “I don’t have time”, “I don’t have enough motivation”, “I don’t have enough experience” - these are all examples of self-limiting beliefs.

Self-limiting beliefs show up in all areas of our lives, whether it’d be our careers, weight loss journey, or personal life, you can bet self-limiting beliefs are going to show up.

Put simply, they’re a total pain in the arse which prevent us from fulfilling our true potential. Essentially, they are our minds roadblocks.

However, roadblocks are in place because of a legitimate need and reason.

Self-limiting beliefs are NOT LEGITIMATE.

They are completely irrational thoughts that are not backed by any reasoning.

So, why do we have them?

Self-limiting beliefs are often a result of built up assumptions and perceptions built up throughout our lives.

A lot of our self-limiting beliefs stem from our childhood (like many of our thoughts). Take this example: you were always picked last for the sports team, leading to the belief you weren’t athletic and therefore couldn’t exercise.

Raise your hand if this is you.

So, you’ve grown up believing you couldn’t exercise because of some dumb school ground politics.

Let me tell you, that is BULLSHIT!

Why can’t you exercise? You have a body, you have muscle, therefore you can exercise.

Maybe you can’t run a marathon just yet, but that’s because you haven’t trained. Why haven’t you trained?

Yep, that's right - because you’ve believed you can't exercise.

Truth is, if you have a body you can exercise. Whatever capacity will be applicable to your individual capabilities. Don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do something.


Remember, they’re beliefs, not facts! However, I hear you. It’s one thing saying something, but it’s another thing doing it.

So, we’re now at the stage where you believe you can exercise, but you’ve now got to actually do it.

We all know that’s a whole other story. Question is, how do we overcome it?

First things first, we need to be realistic with ourselves. The first rule of overcoming self-limiting beliefs is to cut out the blame.

To do this we need to be realistic.

When was the last time you stuck to your new year's resolution? Never?

The reason nobody ever sticks to their new year's resolution is because they’re not achievable.

People set the goal of going to the gym 5 days in a row, and then fail as they overwork themselves.

They throw themselves in at the deep end, and they end up giving up because they can't keep up with it long term.

If you're not going to the gym now, there’s no way you’re going to go to the gym 5 days a week.

There’s a reason you’re not going. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

Start with something realistic like going on 3 walks a week, then build up from there. To put it simply, stick it to the man and you do you.

Sure, it is easier said than done, but big changes start with small footsteps.

You’ve got this!


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