Everyone has dreams, but not everyone has the courage to turn their dreams into tangible goals. What are the reasons you tell yourself late at night to put the shutdown on making them a reality? These reasons are beliefs that you have, but that doesn’t mean they are valid reasons.
A limiting belief is something that prevents us from pursuing or reaching our goals. It is a mindset that prevents you from moving forward. Whether that’s in your career, your weight loss goals or relationships, they keep you ‘stuck’ and prevent growth.
It could be that you believe that you can’t achieve something because ‘something is wrong with you’ or that it’s ‘too difficult.’ These beliefs are often developed in our childhood and can stick with us throughout our lives. But, even though we have believed them for a long time, does not mean that they are true.
Here are 5 examples of those beliefs. Helping you to identify them is the first step in overcoming them!z
1. I Don't Have the Time
Everyone is busy these days. But that might not really be the truth. For a Keep track of how you spent your time. This includes sleeping, preparing and eating meals, social media, getting ready for work, cleaning your house. Take a good look at how you’re spending your time. You might realize you have more time than you think if you reduce the time spent on things that aren’t helping you grow. The average person in 2020 was spending 2 hours and 24 minutes a day on social media. That’s valuable time you could spend working on your goals!
2. I Don’t Have the Talent
It doesn’t matter if you want to write a book or paint a picture, you have as much talent as you are willing to work for. You may not have been born with the natural ability to paint, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn and practice! The internet is an amazing place to learn new skills or practise current ones! Websites like Skillshare or Udemy are amazing resources for this.
3. I’ll do it Later
“Once I get through this project, I will start training for that marathon.” “After I lose twenty pounds, I will take a salsa dancing class.” Why are you waiting? You could try changing the thought process behind this procrastination, check out my other blog posts giving you 5 tips to beat it!
That marathon training could help you work through the stress of that project at work. Salsa dancing lessons will allow you realize that no matter your weight or size, your body is worthy of fun and sexy movement. If you have a goal, go for it now.
4. I’m Not Good Enough
What ruler are you using to measure your “good enough”? You are always good enough to go after your own dreams and goals. If this is an internal dialogue, then you need to work on liking and loving yourself first. If this belief is coming from external sources, then consider those sources and if they are holding you back.
5. That Person Has it Easier
The grass is greener where you water it. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. There are many sayings that sum up that you don’t know what someone else is going through. So do not assume that someone has it easier, and can achieve their goals while you cannot. That person may think you have it easier or better.