This week brings the 3rd installment in this 12 week series; The Power is Within You. I hope you’re enjoying these activities and are truly using them to help you move closer to reaching your goals! Last week we honed in on understanding our why. This week, we’re going to take a look at our own limiting beliefs that may be holding us back from reaching our goals. Then, I’m going to give you a two step process; positive affirmations + actions, that will help you reverse engineer those limiting beliefs.
Somewhere between childhood and adulthood most of us have developed limiting beliefs that have crushed our ability to dream big. As kids we would dream big, with huge hopes for the future. Declarations such as, “I’m going to be an astronaut”, “I’m going to be President” are exclaimed across elementary school rooms. Then we become adults with flattened dreams and lackluster self-esteem. Why is that? Somewhere along the way, for various reasons and experiences, we’ve developed limiting beliefs that we play on repeat in our heads. Don’t think you have any limiting beliefs? Take the short quiz below and see how you do:
Can you answer yes to any of the following?
- Didn’t apply for a job because you thought you weren’t qualified enough?
- Didn’t participate in a group meeting or activity because you doubted yourself and didn’t want to sound stupid to your colleagues?
- Gave up on something before even finishing due to fear of failure?
- Been jealous of someone else’s success?
- Didn’t tell the truth about something for fear of judgement?
- Didn’t pursue a goal for fear of failure?
If you said yes to 3 or more of these, you’re stuck in the cycle of self-doubt due to limiting beliefs.
The good news is that these limiting beliefs can absolutely be reversed. There’s a 2-step formula you can follow that can break down these limiting belief barriers.
Positive affirmations are key to getting your mindset in the right place, HOWEVER, you won’t get very far if you don’t also take ACTION. That’s why we’re going to put in place this 2-step formula to help get you out of your own way towards success and away from self-doubt.
Download the journal template below to uncover your most powerful limiting beliefs. Then, using those limiting beliefs we’re going to reverse engineer them into daily positive affirmations + actionable steps you can take that will help you get one step closer to reaching your goals.
The key to this activity is not just stopping at step 1; uncovering your limiting beliefs. It’s what you do with this information that is going to bring you the change you want to see.
Come back next week we’ll move onto the fourth exercise in The Power is Within You series where we’ll be looking at how to transition our mindset from a diet mentality to a lifestyle.