I would pay for vulnerability.
If it meant for more people to overcome the limiting beliefs they have, I’d pay gladly.
I was on the ‘Tube yesterday.
While watching one of the latest from Lauren Giraldo, she did something she doesn’t usually do –
She spoke about how you should look at your past self with love and tenderness instead of being embarrassed about whatever your past self has done.
Later she went on Instagram and was talking about how she felt kind of weird posting about it and was nervous for everyone’s reaction.
Meanwhile here I am, loving and eating it up, wondering how does she think we WOULDN’T like this?
The limiting beliefs that ruin us.
For those that don’t know, your limiting beliefs are what you tell yourself that hold you back.
It’s the I’m not good enough‘s and the I will look like this if I wear that‘s, among so many other things, that you believe with such certainty you don’t realize you’ve trapped yourself.
When you believe that everyone sees you as the funny person, your limiting belief is that no one would want to see you be vulnerable – ipso facto oreo, Lauren’s limiting belief.
Or maybe, just because you can write doesn’t mean people want to read it? I’ve had that one before a time or two (or 154,299 times).
Tony Robbins says that beliefs can create or they can destroy, that whatever you tell yourself is what you become.
Which is why we must question ourselves to overcome limiting beliefs.
Overcome limiting beliefs right now.
Have you told yourself in life that’s just the way it is or made a decision because you’re not that type of person?
Why aren’t you that type of person? Why would this be just the way it is?
We can grow and change every single day, every ~ minute ~ if we want to, so why would we believe something about us is definite?
Because if the person that was told they’d never walk again and is now walking, didn’t get there through magic. They decided that’s NOT how it was going to be.
Sometimes I get the feeling that people think it’s less work for successful people and that’s why they’ve accomplished such wonderful things.
Let’s just bust that little lie – it’s not less work. They were just willing to put in the work.
Everyone has hard things to do, whether it’s starting the company you didn’t think you could or even sitting outside in a bikini even though your limiting belief tells you to put something on over it, we all have to overcome limiting beliefs.
So start here.
Give yourself a minute to think and find one belief that’s been holding you back.
Now, ask yourself these questions:
Is it true?
Can you absolutely know it’s true?
How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without that thought?The Work by Byron Katie
In breaking the pattern, you can overcome limiting beliefs by planting doubt in your mind because you can’t hold a belief without certainty.
So take a moment to recognize a limiting belief and decide to call it as it is, and crush it!
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