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.