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These Daily Mistakes that Keep Limiting Beliefs Strong

We hear a Reset Button Reset Mindset Dailylot about positive thinking and a positive mindset. What happens, though, when you try and try and can’t seem to overcome those limiting beliefs?

In fact, what if you were making mistakes daily, that led to making those beliefs stronger?

If you struggle with negative thoughts…that lead to depression, anxiety or a lingering and chronic sadness…and if your life just isn’t working out the way you want it to…even though you are trying…it might be because of those limiting beliefs.

“Positive belief in yourself will give you the energy needed to conquer the world and this belief is the power behind all creation.” ― Stephen Richards

A limiting belief is just that. It is a belief or a set of beliefs that keep you from being all that you can be. They limit you. Literally.

Imagine this…there is a woman, in her thirties, who always seems to fall just a bit short of the mark. She is intelligent and has had opportunities for success in her life but can’t quite seem to follow through. Something always seems to get in the way.

She has had one too many failed relationships. Her career just never seems to take off. Her relationships with her friends and family aren’t as fulfilling as she would like.

Roadblocks to Success 

To the outside world, it might look like bad luck. It might look like external circumstances didn’t work in her favor. Yet…on the inside…this is what she is saying to herself…

  • I am worthless
  • I am not good enough
  • There is never enough love to go around
  • I am helpless against this
  • It’s not fair
  • This always happens to me

These thoughts are mistakes…a habit that the brain has gotten into it…often outside of conscious awareness…

These thoughts, these limiting beliefs are actually roadblocks to being successful in any area. If these types of negative thoughts are driving around in anyone’s brain, they aren’t likely to succeed in the long term.

She might be able to have short term success but eventually, those thoughts, those limiting beliefs will rear up and make sure that she fails.

They are that powerful. Really.

The problem with thinking these thoughts  is that you don’t do it only one time. These thoughts are the mistakes that people make…over and over and over again…they are the daily mistakes…the ones that hide underneath our conscious minds.

In fact, we get so used to hearing those thoughts…those beliefs…those terrible mistakes….that we are barely aware of them…and so it becomes super easy to repeat it…that nasty habit…

This One Simple Technique for Eliminating Limiting Beliefs

There are a lot of NLP techniques that are very powerful to use on limiting beliefs…and they work…brilliantly. One of the ones that can be used by yourself is called reframing. It is a simple technique for changing perspective.

If these are the type of questions that you ask yourself:

  • Why am I such a screw up?
  • Why does nothing I do every work out?
  • What did I do to deserve this?

And so on…there may be more…

Turn it around and ask yourself this, instead…

  • What could go right today?
  • What can I do that IS good enough…just for the moment?
  • Why does so much work out for me?
  • Why am I so lucky?

It’s funny, actually…because the brain looks for answers to those questions. If you ask yourself a question that is so negative, the brain looks for evidence to prove it. It’s a focus thing. What we focus on, we get, don’t we?

There are other techniques to help with letting go of limiting beliefs…this is only one…

This technique takes time to work on limiting beliefs…but it will…if you are consistent…and it is something that you can do for yourself to press that reset button on your mindset. Imagine that you have that button…that you can press…anytime that you want…

“Drive your own life…you deserve to, don’t you?”  Sherie Venner 

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I am a Relationship Coach who helps others create happy, healthy, loving relationships…including the relationship they have with themselves…by breaking through those blocks and barriers to success. I use various techniques gathered through training as a Master Practitioner of NLP, timeline, hypnosis and common sense gathered through life experience.

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  • Suzanne Jones October 19, 2012, 7:05 am

    Love it Sherie! I use this technique as well, in many variations and it is surprising how effective it is. People don’t understand how difficulties don’t have to be so hard to release. (or painful for that matter) This is what makes what we do so effective!
    Great post!
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    • Sherie October 19, 2012, 9:21 am

      It is very effective, thanks, Suzanne!

  • Tess October 18, 2012, 10:16 am

    hi Sherie,
    I am wondering how to tell what your limiting beliefs are? how do we tell what we are thinking..I am very positive but I am going thru some pretty rough stuff and I know it’s me but how can I determine, what it is I am doing?
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    • Sherie October 18, 2012, 11:13 am

      Tess, that is a very good question and I think that it would be a good idea to write a post about that, since the answer can be complex. For a lot of people it can be simple to determine what the limiting belief is. For example, notice the language that you are using. Actually listen. Have you ever noticed people who say “Oh, I’m just stupid” when they’ve made a mistake. They say that in a highly charged emotional moment. Now, from there, you can “guess” what the limiting belief is.

      However, for a lot of people, if there is an issue that is deep, the unconscious mind keeps the real limiting belief hidden and it often takes some work to uncover what the root cause of problems is. Especially if there has been a highly charged emotional event that caused the limiting belief in the beginning. Does that make sense to you? So, there are questions that can be asked, starting with what the problem is…and moving through different levels…down…to the root cause. Once the root cause is determined, then it can be eliminated.

  • Elizabeth L Maness October 18, 2012, 9:51 am

    I love mindset work! I have had to do a great deal of this in my life and I have got it all going in the right direction now! Thanks so sharing such inspiring tips to help keep me in the right mind set Sherie!
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    • Sherie October 18, 2012, 10:55 am

      You’re very welcome, Elizabeth! : D