The idea to establish your successful business came from the belief that you could do it, that you had it in you. But then somewhere along the journey, you lost the conviction in yourself. Perhaps you wondered things like:
- I’m too old to be venturing into this. It’s not within my capacity.
- This will consume all of me.
- I won’t be able to pull it off. The risks are too great!
- The last betrayal was too great. I can’t trust people again.
- I’m too old to keep doing this.
- With continual change, I can’t keep up.
- If I ask for referrals and introductions from my clients, they will think I’m too pushy.
Do you know what all the above statements are? They’re your limiting beliefs. They do nothing but incapacitate you and make excuses for not achieving goals that you desire. The solution for a big change and a big break is only a step away. Do you know what that step is?
It is overcoming your limiting beliefs and tapping into the power of your mindset. If you don’t know how to do that, keep reading.
Initiating a Shift in Mindset to Overcome Limiting Beliefs
By overcoming your limiting mindsets, you can earn the freedom, meaningfulness, productivity, purpose, and the fulfillment you deserve. The truth is that nothing is beyond a human being’s reach, only if they put their mind to it.
All the power rests in the mindset and how you mold it to drive your success and fulfillment. Your mindset is how you think and your intuition regarding certain things. If only you could acknowledge one fact deep into your heart and mind, that limiting beliefs trigger unhappiness, you wouldn’t have difficulty changing it.
It is often an ignorance of this one vital fact that renders us incapable of overcoming the limiting mindset. A powerful and an unrestricted mindset can take you a long way. It helps you destroy all those barriers that inhibit your achievement of goals and your progress.
Limiting Beliefs – Where do they come from?
First of all, let’s understand that limiting beliefs are merely unconscious thoughts that sneak into our mind before we’ve had a chance to block them. These thoughts actually have a very cunning way of using our past bitter experiences to remind us why failure is more likely if we proceed with what we want to.
Hence, they stem from our past bad experiences in life or of those in our circle. But they can have other sources of origin as well. Some of those include:
We do not refer to inheriting hereditary genes here but rather the experiences in our family circle. Limiting beliefs can stem out of the limited system of behaviors, ideas, and practices that we have seen growing up in a particular family environment.
- Personal Beliefs
These are the experiences that you have lived yourself in your life thus far and the reasons why you’ve developed some blocks.
- Societal and Cultural Beliefs
Sometimes, our societal and cultural beliefs can influence our confidence in our abilities and potential. There can be many cultural and societal influences that can pose restrictions on our mindset and keep us stagnant in life.
Control your destiny and keep pushing forward, with force, might, determination, and confidence. Decide to do it and squash any doubts that flicker from any limiting beliefs you might have. When you tell yourself that you possess the power to do anything, then every other force pales in comparison.
Do you want to know how you can change your limiting mindset and make it more powerful, so you can achieve your goals? If yes, here’s six ways to help you:
- Take Ownership of Your Decisions
There are times when one plans a new business venture only to discover that the enthusiasm with which they had started out with, has waned out. What happens as a result is that the entrepreneur believes that the task at hand or the business project is beyond his/her capacity to fulfill.
This is exactly the sort of poison limiting beliefs spread. What you need to do instead is to take your decisions in your own hands. So, feeling determined, stymied, capable, or incapable is up to you. What I suggest is abandoning your limiting mindset and replacing it with empowering beliefs.
For instance, a limiting belief would make you think the something like:
“I can’t launch my fashion brand because it is too late. I am no longer a youngster whose fashion sense would inspire the younger generation.”
Here is how you could replace this limiting belief with an empowering one:
“I can’t launch my fashion brand yet. Let me first catch up with the fashion preferences of the younger generation and then launch a line that will attract them.”
- Hold Firmly to Your Core Values
When business pressures keep building up and a thousand details demand your attention, your core values often fade away. Do not let this happen because your core values are your permanent compass. They are your best guide for all the aspects of your life, including the business too.
If your core values are all about determination, zeal, not giving up, then don’t you think keeping those firmly in sight will drive your business success? Sure, it will and will also be the wind beneath your wings to fly even higher!
To download my complimentary Values Clarification Exercise to help get you started on defining and getting clarity on your core values, go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/values-clarification/.
- Tap into Your Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence means your ability to understand your own feelings and to manage them positively for overcoming challenges.
It helps you channel your inner confidence and strength while helping you take stock of your situation. It enables you to understand yourself better and improve your ability to react and perform. Tapping into your emotional intelligence means using your ability to recognize and understand your own emotions and also of those around you.
This will help you overcome complexities, inferiorities, manage your behavior, and also make decisions in a way that will achieve positive results.
When you start doing this, you will be working in the best of your own interests and also of all those associated with your business. When you rewrite your business’ internal script after decoding the emotional data, the results are far more worthwhile.
- Know that Limiting Beliefs are Not True
One simple way of overcoming limiting beliefs is to acknowledge one truth: limiting beliefs are not facts. They’re not the truth and not reality but merely doubts that cloud your true judgment and vision. Mark them as a mistaken point of view when whispers of doubts fill your mind, such as the business venture will fail or that you do not have what it takes to succeed, etc.
- Write down the Damaging Consequences of Limiting Beliefs
Those who let limiting beliefs overpower their better judgment, end up with failures in reality. The fact is that a limiting mindset only robs you of the chances to succeed and the rewards you could have harvested. They do nothing else.
This is why it is important to write down and let your eyes see what good things you will miss out on if you give into your fear. Perhaps, seeing the disasters in writing will show you a glimpse of the mediocre life you will have to lead by not taking a chance now. Only then, you might find the strength to break out of those limitations and soar higher.
- Take Action
Breaking out of your limiting beliefs is not enough: you must take action too. For example, have you convinced yourself that fear of failure is irrational and you will excel in your industry of choice? Then go for it. Don’t wait too long to take an action.
Start mapping out a plan once you have broken free and shifted your mindset. When you start proving yourself, your confidence in your abilities will strengthen and then you can start expanding your business.
My Final Thoughts are…
A powerful mindset helps you achieve more than you can imagine or perceive. It empowers you with confidence, assurance, and the ability to move forward and keep working hard till you are where you dream to be.
But if you give a louder voice to your fears, your limiting beliefs, then you fail to achieve all that you could have. The consequences of failing to overcome limiting beliefs are brutal and deprive you of the greater opportunities you could have had. Success in business, better finances, and a name in the industry are just some of the things you lose when you let limiting beliefs constrain you and your firm’s growth.
If you suffer from these inhibitions and are unable to reach the entrepreneurial heights of success you had initially envisioned, reach out to me. I would be glad to help you overcome a limiting mindset and find empowerment! Reach out to me today and schedule your complimentary consultation.
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