Change Your Limiting Beliefs To Have A More Fulfilling Life

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There are good beliefs and bad beliefs – each one affecting your life in some form or fashion. For example, your good beliefs are created to assist you throughout life while your bad beliefs can hinder you from being successful in life – to stop you from moving forward in life.

If you’re tired of feeling like the world is against you, it’s time for you to make a change.

Bad beliefs are what is known as limiting beliefs (limiting you to what you believe you can do, can have or experience). You can eliminate these beliefs permanently, but you need to understand that they are protecting you… for some reason.

Limiting beliefs are not inherited at birth. After all, you did not come into this life thinking it was difficult to make money or friends. You didn’t just think you’re short or not very bright. You never thought you were a terrible person.

Your beliefs were instilled during childhood due to your experiences and things you heard when young. The majority of beliefs come about before you turn six years old, which means you never know when the belief came about.

It is possible to learn what led to the belief if you think back on the experiences you had or the statements that you heard in childhood. For example, you may have heard that money does not grow on trees, which makes you think negative about money.

When your beliefs were being formed, it caused the subconscious mind created an internal image of who you are because of those beliefs. Every time a belief formed, the subconscious mind included it into the blueprint. This blueprint affects every part of your life – actions, experiences and thoughts. The only part of you that knows the blueprint is the subconscious mind, and it’ll work extremely hard to keep up the image.

Unless you change the blueprint, it will stop you from getting what you want in your life. These limiting beliefs will control your thoughts and actions in your life. When you want or desire something, you need to think beyond the blueprint or else your limiting beliefs will rear their ugly head and keep you from attaining what it is you want.

Are you tired of living a negative life? If so, then it may be your limiting beliefs holding you back. If you want to get more joy from your life, you need to make positive changes to your blueprint.

If you want to find out more about smashing through your limiting beliefs we have a very hand guide in ebook format. Click here for details

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Beliefs Are Just Your Perception Of Reality

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Your limiting beliefs began small – a minor interpretation of a perceived reality due to something happening to you or around you. You look at the event through the experiences you’ve had already in your life – things you know – and then construe them in a view that works for you.

It may make sense to you at the time, and it’s only solidified when something else happens to reaffirm the first instance. With more and more instances such as these, it only reconfirms what you think you know. It creates a shape of belief. The more confirmed that belief is, the stronger it will become.

Your Belief Will Become A Part Of Your Subconscious

It won’t be long before the belief becomes a part of who you are that you’ll no longer think about it. It becomes part of the subconscious belief system. Think of the human brain as a computer. It starts with the most common task to confirm the belief in conjunction with others already in the system. Whatever a person believes, the brain confirms it repeatedly.

The way nature has allowed the brain to work; the brain can prevent insecure feelings. The more solid the beliefs it has, the better off a person will be against the world.

The brain will choose ways in which to confirm a belief. It subconsciously looks at and interprets information that confirms what a person believes. Anything else that contradicts this will be ignored. These beliefs come together and give people their point of view of how the world is. This means your view of the world will differ from your best friend.

Your Beliefs Can Limit You

As your beliefs become more part of you, they can hinder you from being more than you can be. Any beliefs you have in childhood can carry on with you into adulthood. And, some beliefs you attain later in life – some of these will hinder you from being able to enjoy new things in your life, take part in events going on or even keep you from taking the next leap in life (despite the clear road).

What Can You Do?

If you want to overcome these limiting beliefs, there are four things you must do:

• Recognize what the beliefs are
• Question them
• Come up with a replacement belief
• Enforce and reaffirm the belief

It’s important to understand that you can change just one belief at a time. Trying to change them all simultaneously will cause your body to shut down and go into crisis mode. Focus on just one belief. When you manage to successfully overcome it, focus on another belief to change it.

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Changing Negative Beliefs

4 Steps To Changing A Negative Belief Into A Positive One

If you’ve heard them term limiting beliefs, you may have wondered what they are. Simply put, they are negative ideas and thoughts your subconscious mind has stored – beliefs that are the result of experiences throughout your life (childhood and adulthood). Why are they limiting? These thoughts keep you from growing and being successful.

If you want to get past these negative beliefs, you just need to remember a few things that can help you do just that!

Take Charge Of The Belief System

The first way you can start getting rid of the negative beliefs is to learn more about the way you think, what your ideals are and what kinds of values you have. Once you’ve understand them, you can separate them based on how society looks at them. Are your beliefs based on others’ acceptance? Is the belief based on something negative in your life?

When you can differentiate the beliefs, you give yourself the chance to learn more about who you are and can dig deep into your own belief system. It allows you to differentiate the good beliefs from the limiting ones, allowing you to make corrections as you see fit.

Accept The Limiting Beliefs You Have

Before you can start to let go of the limiting beliefs you have, you need to accept them first. The beliefs you have are just reflections of the person you are right now. Your life experiences have allowed you to attain and get what you have (good and bad). Some of these experiences may have been traumatic, which has led to negative thoughts and beliefs.

The reality is that negative experiences are going to happen. They can be detrimental to your health, making you believe that the world is not all good. These kinds of beliefs are subconscious, and the only way you can change them is to accept that it’s your past and to let these experiences fall to the wayside.

Let Your Limiting Beliefs Go

Once the negative beliefs have been accepted, you can start letting them go. By breaking away from them, you’ll begin to feel happier about yourself and life. It will be like the world lifted off your shoulders. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel, giving you hope and the opportunity to make the changes you want so badly for yourself.

Establish Your Positive Beliefs

If you desire change, it’s time to build your new belief system that includes joyfulness and success. Any new positive belief will assist you in the journey of being someone better than today. When you create new positive beliefs, you allow yourself to be more confident and motivated to accomplish your goals. No one and nothing will stop you from ascertaining them.

Best of all, you’ll be happier to have overcome the negative thoughts because you accepted that you had them and changed them to something positive.

You can learn much more about dealing with the curse of negative beliefs with our latest ebook at this link limiting beliefs cover

Unfortunately drugs are all around and easy to get hold of. Young people are very vulnerable but there are warning signs to be aware of that a child may be using drugs:

These first three are ones to really look out for.

  1. A gradual loss of interest in hobbies and sport.
  2. Reduced interest in personal hygiene and grooming
  3. Decline in performance in school.

These first three are all activities that naturally produce a high, they make the person feel good. They may be getting their ‘highs’ met by drugs, hence their declining interest in getting natural highs. These are possible red flags, however don’t just assume they are taking drugs immediately there may be other causes, start to look for other clues before jumping to conclusions.

4.Sudden irregular mood swings

5. Staying out more, possibly with a new circle of friends

6. Sores and rashes, especially around the mouth.

7. Excessive tiredness

8. Loss of appetite

9. Excessive spending or borrowing of money

10. Use of deodorants, aftershave, perfume etc to hide the smell of drugs.

The first port of call as always is your GP. who will be able to put you in touch with a drug  counsellor66381076_855003401553647_1505559730020417536_n

 

 

Slaying Negative Beliefs

Hidden Inner Beliefs: How You Can Find and Change Negative Beliefs Into Positive Ones

What are hidden inner beliefs? These are views you have about yourself and the world – beliefs that may have been there since your childhood. They are the result of family, friends, school, church, books, television, the Internet or your own experiences.

Inner belief is created to ensure a simpler life. For example, if you touch a hot stove, logic would suggest that you’d think about the stove before you touch it again. After all, touching it while it’s hot a second time means you get burned once more. This belief is one that will keep you from endangering yourself.

However, not every single inner belief you have is positive.

For instance, if a person hurts you during a relationship, you may feel you can never trust another person again. This is a negative inner belief that keeps you from enjoying a healthy relationship – a negative inner belief that causes bitter feelings.

If you are to break the cycle of negative inner beliefs, you need to change them into positive beliefs. If you believe you cannot be successful at something, then that’s what will happen. You won’t be successful. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! You can change these inner beliefs to work more in your favor.

How To Find Your Hidden Limiting Beliefs

If you are to find these negative beliefs, you must pay closer mind to your daily thoughts. If you find yourself thinking negatively, you can look at the attitudes and feelings. What are some common negative limiting beliefs people tend to have?

• I’m just not good enough
• I don’t think I’m ready for this
• I don’t have enough experience
• I am a failure at time management
• I won’t be creative if I am not spontaneous
• No one is better at my job than me because they don’t care like I do
• I am unable to do this because other people are better at it than me
• I lack the right equipment
• Why bother trying if the economy sucks
• My life is too busy to focus on my goals
• I’m too short, fat, tall, etc.
• I need to wait to ensure this is the right choice for myself

Believe it or not, these are hidden beliefs, but since they are in your subconscious, they can stop you from going after what you want. You’ll start to wonder why you are constantly two steps behind when you want to be a step ahead. By recognizing these hidden negative beliefs, you can take the necessary steps to change them into a way that allows them to work for you – allowing you to attain whatever you want in life.

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3 Ways In Which To Recognize The Negative Beliefs You Have

Dream Interpretations

Your dreams can be quite useful in figuring out what your subconscious mind is dealing with. This is especially true if you have the same dream repeatedly. When your dreams repeat themselves, it means your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something – something you need to pay mind to. When you begin having the same dream over and over, you need to take time out and research what it means and how you can deal with the problem head-on.

Dreams can help you to recognize the negative things in your life (those limiting beliefs). For example, if your dreams involve a constant attack by the same groups of folks, it could be the result of people you no longer talk to – some kind of falling out you had with them. It may have been the right thing for you, but that doesn’t mean it was easy. The dreams are a representation of your guilty conscience – a way to punish yourself because your subconscious feels like you need to be punished.

Ask Yourself Questions and Give Truthful Answers

Be sure to write down the areas in your life that you are not happy with. This is the time you need to be honest with yourself. Be sure you deal with every single one and look into the reason why you’re not happy. This is the time to get into the nitty-gritty (the heart) of what makes you so unhappy. Then, consider what you can do to change the circumstances and what would make you in the end.

Look at the reason why you are where you are. What beliefs do you have that brought you to it? Now, what beliefs would help you out of the situation so you can be happier? Allow yourself to think freely and write down everything that comes to mind. If you are totally honest with yourself, you’ll realize what beliefs you have are limiting you.

Set Goals

When you create goals for yourself, you start to recognize the beliefs that limit you. It can give you the answers as to why you have yet to ascertain your goals just yet. Again, you want to answer as truthfully as you can. Look at the answers you have and look deep into them. You should see there are not outside forces keeping you from attaining them.

You’ve created everything in your life to date because you have the power to go after what you want. This may not be what you want to hear, but the reality is that you can’t blame others for not getting what you want. If you want something positive to happen to you, you need to take control of all the situations you are faced with and tackle them head-on.

Are your Beliefs Hindering You?

Have you made the same mistake but not in the same way? Do you constantly think negative thoughts and behave in ways that hinder you from being successful? Are you constantly blaming others for things happening in your life – never taking responsibility for your own actions? If the answers to these questions are in the affirmative, then you probably have a subconscious limiting belief that you need to contend with.

This kind of belief limits you from moving forward with life and becoming the best person you can be. If you want to get anywhere you want, you need to remove any negative belief you may have. Of course, this means recognizing what these negative beliefs are. Now, you may be asking yourself how you can recognize a negative self-belief.

First, you need to understand why it’s important to recognize them.

Why Should You Identify Your Negative Self Beliefs?

Negative self-beliefs are based on false or invalid thoughts that can hinder you from growing to be the kind of person you want. The problem in recognizing them is that they are a part of you – of who you are. Due to the way they are, you may feel it’s just who you are, your genes, your luck or something else you have no control.

Another problem is that they can be societal effects. Most people tend to see them as normal parts of life. This is not the truth, and you need to understand that right now!

These kinds of beliefs are harmful to your growth, which is why you need to recognize what they are and how they are affecting you overall. By doing this, you may be in for a nasty surprise. What you may have thought about yourself when you recognize these beliefs.

How Does The Law Of Attraction Factor In?

The problem with these beliefs is they may be so ingrained in your subconscious because you’ve had them for so long. They become “default thoughts”! If you look at it through the concept of law of attraction, you have to ask yourself what these default thoughts are bringing to your life.

With the embrace of laws such as the law of attraction, you decide for yourself how life will be for you. Now, if you do this without recognizing what your limiting beliefs are and getting rid of them, then what good are you doing for yourself? These beliefs are deeply embedded in your life and have the energy you don’t want them to have.

By recognizing and eliminating them, you can move past all the negativity and allow more positive things to enter your life including thoughts and beliefs.

 

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Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs To Fully Live Your Life

When you believe something to be right, chances are the conviction was formed out of logic, right? Actually, this is not the way in which beliefs develop; you don’t need evidence to have a belief in something. If that were the case, you could say that a person you don’t know looking at you is evidence of you being boring. The first thing you have is a belief, which is when you start looking for evidence to support the belief. This then leads to twisting facts, so they become evidence.

Since this isn’t how beliefs are created, it’s safe to ask where and how beliefs come about.

Beliefs are the result of one thing – to avoid pain and experience pleasure. For instance, believing that something isn’t possible for you to do may be your way to avoid the pain that comes from failing. With that belief in mind, you begin to look for evidence that will support it. When your mind fails to find any evidence, it will create them instead by twisting things in their favor.

How can you change these limiting beliefs?

2 Key Ways To Destroy Fallible Beliefs

There are two ways in which you can incorporate a belief with the evidence that will support, but first, you must get rid of any belief that has no supporting evidence behind it.

Challenge The Belief Itself

One way to do this is to challenge the evidence. How so? You must question beliefs and create the doubt that the evidence doesn’t support the belief you’re trying to eliminate.

For example, if a person thinks they are boring, they should be questioning that belief. Did someone tell them they are boring? What evidence do they have that support this theory? Were they obtained properly?

This is the way a belief changes. You question it repeatedly! The stronger the belief is, the more questioning you will have to do. By constant questioning of this belief, you can destroy it. For example, if you the evidence you had from a stranger’s glance was that you were boring, by challenging it, you limit the belief, and it eventually becomes non-existent.

Tie It To Pain

Another unique way in which to change your beliefs is to tie it back to some type of pain. Remember, beliefs relate someway to pain. When you tie it back to pain, you realize the damage it’s doing to you. You can steer clear of the belief and eventually it’s gone.

3 Key Mindset Shifts You Need To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Weight loss is hard.

Well, you may be surprised to hear weight loss isn’t where people struggle the most.

People don’t really struggle to lose weight. They struggle to keep it off.

There are all sorts of diets and challenges people use to lose weight. The problem is this rapid weight loss never lasts. Once you stop the diet or challenge, the weight comes right back. You may even end up heavier than you were before the diet!

So, I’m going to give you 3 crucial mindset shifts you need to adopt if you’re tired of gaining weight after dieting.

  1. Think long term habits not short-term fixes

You need to change your time frame. If you look for quick fixes, you’ll only get short term results. You need to stop thinking about losing weight quickly and start thinking about how to lose weight sustainably.

Renowned Strength coach Dan John challenges people to lose 1 pound in a year. Inevitably, people scoff at the idea. But is it really such a ridiculous goal given that most people gain 1 pound a year? (https://www.acpm.org/page/holidayweightgain)

When deciding the actions, you’re going to take towards weight loss ask yourself if it’s something you could see yourself doing for 5 or 10 years. This is what I mean by changing your time frame.

Your results are tied to your actions. If you can’t maintain the actions that got you weight loss, you won’t maintain your weight loss.

Stop thinking weeks. Start thinking years.

  1. Ignore shiny objects

This may be even harder than ever. Information and fads can spread so quickly with social media. There’s always some new, sexy secret that will be the answer to all your problems.

But I assure you, success is about mastering the basics. Not the fancy stuff.

It’s all about practicing basic and boring habits like:

  • Eating more protein and veggies,
  • Listening to your hunger cues,
  • And getting enough sleep.

Not exactly marketable advice, but it works. Ultimately, any diet that works does so because it keeps your calories low. There’s nothing magic about it. In fact, most fads are just repackaging of old fads.

Unless you become a hermit and lock yourself away in a cave, you will be tempted by whatever is in style right now, or whatever your friends and colleagues are doing.

Ignore it all.

Those are all shiny objects that distract you from what you ought to be doing.

Stay focused. Stick with a program or plan for at least 6 months before you even think about looking for a new one.

  1. Focus on the process

Weighing yourself every day is a good way to drive yourself crazy. You can do everything right and sometimes the scale will still go up! Daily weight fluctuations are unpredictable and uncontrollable because your weight at a given time is based on so much more than just how much fat or muscle you have.

Besides, you can’t control how fast results happen anyway.

You can only control the actions you take to get you those results. A better way to look at your journey is by developing a razor-sharp focus on the process, on what you need to be doing right now.

Because actions cause results. So, it’s logical to focus on actions. Thinking about results won’t get you there, but actions will.

Celebrate all the little things you do well.

If you went to the gym, give yourself a high five. If you ate more veggies than you did last week, congratulate yourself.

These are the things that matter. So long as you keep improving your actions, the results will follow. Plus, this actually gives you a more accurate idea of progress because what your weight says on a given day doesn’t necessarily reflect how close you are to long term results.

For example, you could go out drinking the night before and see the scale go down. Or you could do a hard workout and see the scale go up. Which one do you think is better for weight loss?

Action is everything. Additionally, when you develop your focus, you’re less vulnerable to the distractions of shiny objects.

When you focus and celebrate your actions, those actions are more likely to become habit. And habits equal results that stick.

For more on the psychology of weight loss and how to think yourself thin, read the e-book here.

5 Diet Myths

The diet and weight loss industry reaches far and wide. All you have to do is reach out with your fingertips to find troves of people and companies who are more than willing to share with you their secrets, methods, formulas, and plans.

Some actually work. Some dietary plans have a strong foundational basis which prove beneficial, while others include some myths, wives tales, and bro-science that are just plain harmful.

  • Fad Diets will help you lose weight…. And keep it off.
  • Lifting weights will cause me to bulk up.
  • Eating after 6 p.m. leads to weight gain.
  • Natural or herbal weight loss products are safe.
  • Low fat or no fat = no calories.

Not True

  • False
  • False
  • False
  • False
  • And False

It really is that simple

Fad diets are popular for the same reason consumerism is highly popular. There is someone somewhere peddling their ideas of what works and what doesn’t. Every fad diet is based on some sort of restriction, exclusion, or taboo food group or macronutrient (which we’ll get to in just a moment). They promise quick results, which we all buy into. We want to lose those extra vanity pounds, or maybe those extra not-so vanity pounds, and we want to lose them quickly.

The fact of the matter is that fad diets will often kick our bodies into starvation mode. Simply put, we didn’t evolve as a species by eating the “healthiest” of foods, and certainly not by modern standards. Biologically, we evolved to eat foods to survive. Our ancestors were, for a very long time, always one meal short of starvation. When our bodies are starving, they’re storing every single thing they can for use later.

We see this on NatGeo or Ourplanetdaily with Polar bears, and sea lions. Homo sapiens may be more intellectually self-aware, but biologically, the concept applies. The statement “fad diets will help you lose weight and keep it off,” is false because of the “keep it off part.”

It’s true that the Atkins diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the mustard diet will help you lose weight in the same way a polar bear loses most of its body mass during hibernation. However, once you come off that diet, like a bear exiting the den, your body will go into survival mode. If you’ve never experienced this, it’s quite interesting.

You see foods you normally despise, or distrust and you feel a deep biological pull to destroy by consumption. You become a ravenous beast as you plow through the loaves of bread and boxes of doughnuts because your body knows that it’s been starved of these foods for a while.

Even if you don’t “choose” to leave the den, or come off your diet, you brain will eventually win out over your self-control and you’ll binge. Then the interesting thing happens. You’re eating again.

You’re not starving any more. Having been in starvation mode, your body will furiously pack every micro bit of nutrients, fat, and carbs into your body somewhere to save for the next time you enter starvation mode like a scrat burying his prized acorn.

As a result, most dieters- more than 90%- gain back most of their lost weight. Much of the time, they gain it all back, or all plus some.

Lifting weights is often seen as a way to bulk up. For most men and some women this is true. However, bulking up like those competition lifters we see on bodybuilding dot com takes concerted effort, hours a day of training, and serious focus. Unless that’s what you’re specifically going for, you’re not in danger of being a woman who looks like a man mid roid-rage.

However, built muscle has three primary benefits.

  • Muscle burns more fat, lending higher caloric burn during workout the more muscle you have
  • Shapes your body
  • Weighs more than fat while taking up less space

Choosing to not eat after a certain time of the evening can have unintended negative consequences. Remember above where we talked about what the human body does in response to starvation mode?

Well, this idea of not eating after 6 p.m. is not really in line with modern demands. Many people don’t get home until after 6 p.m. Some not even before 8 p.m. This leaves two options:

  • Eat greasy and unhealthy fast food
  • Starve

What are the consequences of both or either of those options? If you choose to go without dinner and go to bed starving, any meal you eat after will provide more nuts for scrat to horde (so to speak).

Natural or herbal weight loss supplements are neither necessarily safe nor unsafe. A couple of decades into recent history makes this point. At one point, ladies in the neighborhood were popping ephedra like it was the second coming only to find out that people were dying.

Ephedra, like arsenic, is natural. But it’s just not safe. No natural or herbal remedies are monitored by the FDA and should be approached with extreme caution.

Finally, this idea that no fat or low fat equals no calories is false. Calories are a unit of measure kind of like a Cup or kilowatt hour. They’re used as a way to measure the fuel a certain food can provide your body. Fat comes to 9 grams per calorie.

Carbohydrates and Proteins come to 4 grams per calorie, and alcohol is 7. Your four macronutrients are Fat, Carbohydrate, Protein, and Alcohol, and these have to balance out in some way.

Chances are that if you have a food that is low in fat, or has no fat, the difference is made up in carbohydrates, or proteins.

Remember, there is a lot of bro-science, and myth roaming around out there. Look for more than one source of information that can provide their own resources. Also, if it sounds like a miracle or if it’s a “little known secret” run.