Updated: Sep 4, 2020
Are you trying to make changes to some aspect of your life or achieve a goal? Do you find it difficult to make any progress? Do you remain stuck with your old behaviour patterns? If you answered ‘yes’ you are not alone. This is a common problem and one for which people often seek out a life coach. There are several reasons this could be happening but your beliefs could be the reason.
What is a belief?
Beliefs are a generalisation which we make about something, that we mistake for reality. Beliefs are learnt, and usually originate in childhood as a result of a feeling or experience. They start as a thought and become beliefs when we find evidence to validate them. Over time, by repeating the thought, we reinforce the neural pathway in the brain that keeps the belief alive. The beliefs that hold you back from achieving what you want to achieve are called ‘limiting beliefs’. Some examples of limiting beliefs are ‘I am not good enough’ ‘I am not smart enough’, ‘life is a struggle’. Do you recognise any of these? Read more about the most common limiting beliefs in this post.
Beliefs are unconscious and although they may be having a big impact on our lives, we may be completely unaware of them. The first step in eliminating limiting beliefs is to become aware of them. Changing the beliefs is relatively easy once you have identified the belief and recognised that the belief no longer serves you.
Is there something that is holding you back? Do you have some beliefs that no longer serve you and you would like to change? Do you suspect that you may have some limiting beliefs but you don’t know what they are? Read more about how beliefs can run your life here.
Fortunately there are several coaching strategies available from the fields of NLP, EFT or positive psychology that are all helpful in releasing the power of the limiting belief and helping you to move forward in your life. Book a call here if you would like to have a chat about how I can help you with this.
Alternatively, check out this free online course that will walk you through the steps to identify your limiting beliefs and then release them. Enrol for Five steps to conquering your limiting beliefs (and get unstuck) here