Updated: Jun 20
Learn three easy ways to identify your limiting beliefs based on their origin. From growing up to where you are now, identify where these limiting beliefs originated from and what they are affecting in your life.
What are Limiting Beliefs?
Limiting beliefs are subconscious beliefs or statements that you have allowed yourself to entertain, and appear as obstacles when you seek to accomplish the life of your dreams. They manifest in the form of emotions and THEN limiting thinking and self-sabotaging actions or lack of action.
These Beliefs hold you back from the potential you are capable of achieving.
From telling yourself you are not, “worthy enough”, “good enough”, to creating self- destructive habits that sabotage your happiness and success. These beliefs do not serve you in any form. In this article I will be teaching you three ways to identify these limiting beliefs by going into detail of where they could have originated.
1. Your Home Life
Where you spent our early years learning the way of the world, and developing as a person. Family is where you invest the majority of your loyalty to, and the first people you learn to trust and invest time into. It is also where your early experiences and EMOTIONS occur.
Whether you grew up in a very healthy home or with broken and unhealed adults who passed the hurt onto their younger generation, every one of us filed away OUR PERCEPTIONS of experiences and EMOTIONS that later in life manifest themselves into LIMITING BELIEFS.
These are beliefs which we subconsciously adopt and carry with us into the rest of our lives.
They manifest as: Anxiety, stress, overwhelm, anger, sadness, hurt, procrastination, toxic relationships, behaviors, feeling stuck, financial issues, not reaching your goals and much more.
Understand that our thoughts and beliefs are what hold us back in life, in relationships and in terms of our success.
If we grew up in a household where the adults always struggled with money, we will most likely grow up thinking that wealth is hard to achieve or even unattainable. Even if your family was “comfortable”, if you heard someone saying that “money doesn’t grow on trees”, etc. … you file away that money is hart to obtain.
If you grew up in a household in which you felt neglected or not wanted, you most likely will grow up believing you are alone in this world and or cannot rely on anyone but yourself.
If you were raised in a home that talked badly about other people, you have a good chance of growing up thinking that everyone else is inferior.
During primitive years, typically 0 to 7, we absorb behaviors and mannerisms that help us survive and adapt to the environment we are growing up in. Everything seen, heard or experienced is filed deep in the unconscious/unconscious mind because that is where our fight or flight response is located. The unconscious mind protects us, HOWEVER.... it does not know how to differentiate if something is about us or truly bad for us.
For example, you start a diet or start working out to get healthier. Something stressful happens and your coping mechanism as a child or the way you were rewarded was with dessert. Then those thoughts of, "One ice cream wouldn't hurt." or "I have been so good, one piece of cake won't kill me.", etc. will most likely occur.
2. Teachers, Coaches, etc.
As we grow up, we are guided by authority figures. Teachers coaches or family friends. Anyone who you have placed as an authoritative figure in your life, will have an impact on the kinds of beliefs you adopt as the truth.
If you grow up with a paternal figure who is broken or has negative beliefs, you will consciously,
to a certain degree, adopt these beliefs as your own truth.
If you grew up with a teacher who, called you “stupid” or who always had it out for you, had a
poor manner of teaching … you will subconsciously and unconsciously adopt these statements
and actions into your own life.
You might grow up believing you are “not good enough” in a certain subject or area of life, you
might grow up believing there is “something wrong with you”, or you could adopt the poor
behaviors that were presented to you by this adult.
Figures of authority, have a big impact on the limiting beliefs we create for ourselves. These can
impact careers, goals, passions and aspirations and even relationships.
Throughout life we have many different experiences. These experiences can be either positive and negative. Human beings tend to focus more on the negative experiences. We have about 60,000 thoughts a day and 80% of those thoughts are negative!
Think about a day – a great day with ten or twenty incredible moments and then perhaps one bad thing happened. Most likely, that is what you remember most.
This is why as adults, we need to work on our mindset, our limiting beliefs … because many of our experiences and memories have manifested into negative beliefs and self destructive habits.
Negative experiences create very intense and strong EMOTIONS with in us, these emotions are natural responses to emotional pain and trauma. If they are left untreated, unresolved or are misguided they can create LIMITING BELIEFS that change a person in negative ways.
If one has experienced heartbreak, this can affect the way we view love and the way we view others, closing ourselves off to the possibility of future relationships. If one has been physically or emotionally abused, this can create various forms of fear, trust issues, and emotional issues that make forming relationships with others and with oneself difficult.
Limiting beliefs formed through experiences, can often be the most difficult to get rid off by yourself, and do require assistance from a train professional to help you get through them. The journey will be a pathway of healing and evolving into the best version of you, instead of remaining stuck in ones self-destructive and limited self. Know this. Your thoughts are what are holding you back. Your brain is like a computer. It simply needs a bit of reprogramming. Change your thoughts, change your life!
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Feel free to explore more articles on my blog about limiting beliefs, self-development, emotions and moving past these to gain greater success, happiness, health and relationships.
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