Why do we sometimes find ourselves in situations where we feel inferior to others? The answer has something to do with our self-limiting belief. Self-limiting belief is something which restricts our capabilities and shows us an inferior image of our self which we are sometimes conscious of and sometimes not. These false beliefs become barriers in our progress and development. In reality, we can actually do a lot of things through sheer determination and strong will power. However, these limiting thoughts in our mind affect our perception of the world outside.
Let’s look at a few ways to overcome these self-limiting beliefs:
- Plant seeds of positive thinking in your minds and heart.
- Interpret your emotions correctly.
- Believe that you can do it better than anyone.
- Cultivate the habit of pepping up yourself.
- Cleanse your mind daily by meditating.
- Make connections with positive people to keep your thoughts healthy.
- Make an attempt to do things that were never attempted.
- Try to use the potential within you.
- Have belief in your abilities and believe in your self-worth.
- Change your negative outlook.
It is best to eliminate and filter out thoughts that hold one back and become the reason for failure. Pay attention to the patterns of your thoughts so that you can know how to alter them. Seek the help of your family and friends to become aware of negative and self-defeating habits that you may have.
Give enough space to yourself to differentiate between positive and negative things. Sometimes, our actions are neither positive nor negative and we may be in two minds about whether to change them or not. Similarly, some habits are conscious and some are not. One needs some degree of self-awareness to know what to change and what to retain.
Take steps proactively, whether it is at the workplace or in your personal life. Don’t give in to failure or fear of failure. Try to avoid falling back into self-limiting habits after bringing about positive change in life. As human beings we have a choice to choose what we want to see and do and the power to control our minds to some extent. If this power is exercised in a useful manner, one can overcome self-limiting beliefs in time.
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