by Suzie Doscher,
As Henry Ford so wisely stated: "If you think you can, or cannot - either way you are right".
In other words if you think and therefore believe something to be true, then it is your truth.
If you are not quite 'the person you want to be,' then it pays off to find out if it is a thought (belief) holding you back.
The thought could be anything from 'I do not know how,' 'I do not have any support,' 'I do not know where to start,' 'I am uncertain about this,' etc. ... Click 'Read More' below
Beliefs are thought patterns, evaluations, opinions, judgments and generalizations you hold about yourself, and others. These beliefs can stem back to your early formative childhood years and have been stored there in your unconscious mind ever since. They can also be from experiences as a teenager, young adult or adult. Experiences with your parents, relatives, siblings, teachers, friends, social environment, from traumas, media influence or repetitive experiences add to the collection of information that forms these beliefs, be it negative or positive.
The eyes see, but it is the mind that tells you what you see.
The first law of perception is that the eyes see, but it is the mind that tells you what you see. One of the reasons your mind tells you what you see, or perceive, is that underlying beliefs tend to make you look for certain things.
For example, a cynic will see what he or she is looking for just as an optimist will see what he or she is looking for.
You choose your experience from your beliefs. When you believe something to be true, naturally you act as if it is. You bring on what you expect. Think Placebo effect. If you continually act in ways that support negative beliefs, negative events will materialize. People are like magnets and you attract what you believe.
To unlock your potential and be the person you know you are, try replacing limiting beliefs with positive, empowering ones.
Change takes time, repetition and patience.
Holding on to limiting behaviour patterns ensures that your potential can not be reached. When you believe you can, you find the way forward, one small step at a time. Once you are 'wired' with positive, empowering beliefs, you automatically set goals you can achieve and therefore can be successful in reaching your goals.
Empowering beliefs encourage growth, lead to change and a happier and more successful and fulfilling life.
Take stock of your thinking in patterns.
With my clients, I have found that self-sabotage routines are usually being 'fed' by a limiting belief. In coaching sessions, we explore, examine and dismantle the belief in order to stop the self-sabotage routine. It is truly empowering to get rid of a bad thinking pattern -- especially one that is no longer relevant to the present moment.
To Find Out If You Are Holding Yourself Back