Limiting beliefs can be such an absolute life-sucker. I know this with certainty because, I have had my share of these in the past. And through my journey, my reading and experience I have learnt that not only are they useless but also have an overall negative influence over everything good in Life. Limiting Beliefs create a fear deep inside of you and can shake your very foundation.

And well, I can also tell you what the other side is like - the side with NO limiting beliefs. This other side - with NO limiting beliefs - is absolutely fantastic. It feels great. It is rejuvenating every day. It is motivating and positive and super-duper charged up. And once, you are on this side the momentum just builds up and you just know it with all your instinct that this is the right place to be. That you belong here!

Now, let's check if you have ever come across any of the common limiting beliefs.
Have you ever caught yourself thinking any of the following in reference to your work/profession:
  • I don't have time
  • What will the boss say?
  • I am too busy to think about the change
  • How will the society react if I do this?
  • It is too late to change
  • I don't have the resources
  • I have no clue where to start
  • The 'God' does not favor me
  • No matter what I try I fail
  • Life isn't fair to me
  • Why God WHY
or You may have caught yourself saying some of these:
  • "I can’t trust people because I’ve been betrayed/cheated upon before"
  • " I don't make friends anymore for the fear of losing them"
  • "I cannot tell you the truth because I may be judged!"
  • "I am afraid to love completely, in case my heart gets broken"
  • "I don't want to ask for this because, what if I get rejected?"
  • "I can't pursue my dreams because I don’t know what I’d do if I fail? I just can't afford it"
  • "I can't take this risk, I am not that lucky"
How Limiting Beliefs affect you and your success?
Limiting Beliefs can lead to reduced Mind power. They can cause serious depression. As you keep thinking about a low emotion, it creates a swirl of limiting thoughts in your head and you keep on building a tornado of negative thoughts in your head. This creates anxiety and limits personal growth.
The fear of uncertainty fueled by the power of your limiting beliefs can put you into shackles. You may soon develop your superstitions around it. To the extent that you may even think success to be Bad. But that's not the way of nature - nature likes success & growth. Just like a blossom which blooms to spread all it's beautiful radiance and beauty, you too have to spread the joy of your success & happiness. This will enhance your meaning of life.
Such limiting beliefs can confuse you and take away clarity towards what you really want and what your goals are. Limiting beliefs blur your reality. Whereas Clarity can be a huge motivating force in itself.
Limiting Beliefs can hamper your creativity and productivity. It can put negative thoughts in your head which will blind you to the positive side of things. Limiting beliefs can greatly lower your confidence and your motivation levels. Don't let your limiting beliefs scare you. If you limit your own self, don't blame others for your shortfalls. Muster the courage to take charge and responsibility. Often time the reason that you didn't get there is because you left it after a few tries. Perseverance is the key.
 1 BIG-FAT tip to start overcoming Limiting Beliefs:
The biggest step to take to overcome any and all limiting beliefs and supercharge your life is to take responsibility for your life and for your actions. Commit to yourself -"I create my own reality and I am responsible for what I create". Change your mind-set to change your future. The power of your subconscious mind will support you to take charge.
The moment you will begin to question your own limiting beliefs and the related experiences you have assigned to them, it is for sure you will no longer feel absolutely certain about them. Ask yourself if that situation had anything positive about it? This opens the door to replacing your almost ancient, dis-empowering beliefs with new beliefs that support you in the direction of success and growth.
One small commitment to yourself -"I create my own reality and I am responsible for what I create", can create wonders for you. You can try this out if you are not so sure about it. Here is how you can implement this in an easy way -
  • Mark your start point as RIGHT NOW. Don't worry about what has gone past.
  • Declare to yourself out loud that from this moment on - I create my own reality and I am responsible for what I create in my Life
  • Distance yourself from people who crib all the time and highly engage in limiting beliefs
  • Make a conscious effort to look for the positive side of things and stop the blame game
  • Look for the solution (Don't focus on the problem)
  • After 4 days, Take notice of how super-charged and in-control you feel now that you have created this small change. Pen down your experience as a record for your own self.
  • Keep on repeating this 4 day pattern and soon it will become a part of you!
If you do happen to try this, please comment below about your experiences and results or write to me at
 About the Author
Akanksha is an International Leadership & Life Coach. She coaches clients from all across the globe and help them magnify their presence and get more opportunities, wealth, growth, success, clarity & happiness in Life.
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