So many of us deal with limiting beliefs that hold us back, stop us from doing what we want and hiding away from situations that make us feel unworthy. 

Well, it’s time to stop the self-sabotage! 

The fact that you are here tells me you are ready to make a change. You are ready to take action and quit holding yourself back. 

They say life is a journey but the good news is you are the pilot. Your mindset and beliefs shape your reality. It’s time to start creating a life you really love. There is no better place to start that weeding out limiting beliefs and planting beautiful new ones that will help you bloom. 

Exercise 

Take some time to think about your big goals, who you want to be and what you want to have.

Get super honest with yourself. Don’t hold back, this is for your eyes only.

Take a pen and paper and write down your answers to the following question.

My super big dreams for my life are:

The goals I have for myself that have not happened yet are:

My dreams and goals have not come true or happened because: 

What beliefs am I holding onto that are holding me back from achieving my dreams / goals?

Do I believe that this is possible for me? If not, why not?

What fears do I have when I think about achieving/having my goals? 

The version of me I want to become is….

I could be the best version of myself if I …

What beliefs am I holding onto that are holding me back from stepping into this version of myself?

Now that we have explored some limiting beliefs I want you to pick 3 that you are committed to changing.

The three limiting beliefs that are holding me back but I will shift, are:

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Erasing limiting beliefs

The beliefs we have looked at here are conscious beliefs you hold about yourself. There are various techniques we can use to erase these conscious beliefs and replace them with new empowering ones that will take you where you want to go.

My favourite technique is to use affirmations.

Affirmations are statements that target a specific area, behaviour or belief that is holding you back.

Think about the limiting beliefs you have identified above. Let’s turn negative thoughts or beliefs  into positive ones by choosing an affirmation that is the opposite of that thought or belief.

For example, if you  think, “I am not skinny or pretty enough” turn this around with a positive affirmation such as “I am a beautiful woman with a  healthy, powerful body”

Always write your affirmation in the present tense and speak your affirmation as if it’s already true. This helps you to believe that the statement is true right now.

When you say or write the affirmation do it with real feeling. Affirmations can be more effective when they carry emotional real emotions. As you say the affirmation, think and feel as if it is already real and happening.

Use the following table to replace your inner negative beliefs with new beautiful affirmations. 

Repeat your affirmations daily to retrain your brain and cement your new beliefs. It is important to commit to doing this every day. So many people start this process and quit too early. You need to keep going until you reach the tipping point, this is where your previous belief has been eradicated and the new belief is now your dominant thought. This is where the magic is. You feel amazing and your life starts to shift in ways you previously dreamed off.

You can choose to speak aloud your affirmations or write them down using pen and paper (or both!)

The important thing is that you repeat them daily, (at least 10 times or more) and feel them. It is the emotion that is the key to making the change. I always suggest to my clients to commit to this daily for 30 days. Join me over in my Facebook group here to let me know how you get on!