5 Steps to Rewriting Your Limiting Beliefs
Our mind is the captain steering our ship to create our reality.
For the things we want, there is a belief that follows before it.
Behind every belief is the story we tell ourselves.
Sometimes the stories we listened to helps us move forward.
But sometimes those stories become our limiting beliefs.
If we want to steer our reality according to our vision, we must rewrite the story we’ve been told.
Here are the 5 steps to rewriting your limiting beliefs and create a better one.
1. Decide what you want
To recognize a limiting belief, we first look for our desire.
Once we do, the limiting beliefs will rear its ugly head.
You start by deciding on what you want, regardless of whether it’s possible or impossible.
What is something that you have always wanted to do?
Pick one desire you have and go with it.
For this purpose, we would choose a desire that stretches from our comfort zone, but not too far out in the distant.
Visualize this desire and see its possibility.
As you hold onto this desire, you will find thoughts, stories, and assumptions surrounding this desire.
2. Monitor your thoughts
When you speak your desires, certain thoughts arises.
Start paying attention to the words you speak and how you see yourself in the mirror.
Be mindful of any words that follow, “I AM”.
When you say “I AM”, you create the driver for the results in your experience.
For example, saying “I AM lonely” makes you feel like there is nothing you can do.
But saying “I have loneliness” makes it feel like loneliness is something you can change.
So make a conscious decision to speak words that empower you toward creating what you want.
3. Make a change now
You have the power to change your outcome.
So make the intention to change now.
When you create a deliberate intention to change, you break the cycle of drifting through life.
You become the creator of tomorrow.
Take a piece of paper and a pencil.
Make a decision to change your life now.
Write it in BIG BOLD LETTERS.
Put some ‘oomph’ into it.
Writing down your intention is an ideomotor response, an unconscious physical manifestation of our mental life.
If you make it big and bold, you are telling your subconscious mind that you have certainty, confidence, and power.
4. Challenge your assumption
Look back to your desires and the thoughts that comes up.
How do you feel when you do think about your goal?
That is the relationship you have with your desire.
To bring forth that desire, you must have a healthy relationship with it.
If you think money is the root of all evil, you will always struggle.
If you think that you must be an established person before in a relationship, then you will turn down a new flame before it begins.
After you find your limiting beliefs, one-by-one, challenge the assumption.
Is it true?
To challenge the assumption, find evidence of its opposites.
Look into your experiences.
Look into online articles or newspapers.
And Look into yourself.
Because by finding its opposites, you will come to know that the assumption isn’t true.
Once you have done this, you are likely to have neutralize the impact of your
5. Tell yourself a different story
Once you find your assumptions and its opposites, you can tell yourself a different story.
If you can change a plot in a story, you can change its resolution.
Your mind runs on plots by a subconscious story you tell yourself, usually picked up from harsh experiences.
Look at your assumptions once more.
You have consciously looked for evidence for its opposites.
To change it, see in your mind’s eye – your imagination – the opposite of your assumption.
That is, visualize the positive and see what it’s like to live in a different story.
Ask yourself this:
Who would you be if you don’t have this assumption?
Who would you be if you don’t have this thought?
Imagine this version of you.
Bring this part of you into your body.
The important part of this is in feeling this powerful part of you.
This will be the new you or the better you.
Putting it All Together
Imagine yourself floating up out of your body and seeing your body below you.
See your body and personality from a birds-eye view.
Ask this body of yours: “What is your desire?”
Then listen for the excuses and concerns, the “Buts…” and “If only I could/am/have…”
Make the decision to change now.
Find the assumptions and write them down on paper.
- The assumptions or stories may be like this (remember these are unconscious):
- “I’m not good enough”
- “I don’t deserve it”
- “Life is a struggle”
- “If only I have control”
- “No one needs me”
And challenge the assumptions by finding evidence of its opposite.
Once you satisfy the conscious mind, we can change the subconscious through visualization and experience.
How limiting is Limiting Beliefs?
The process of changing limiting beliefs is repeating the new story until your subconscious mind accepts it.
It also means to heal the past and to accept the uncertain future.
But when we think of “limiting beliefs”, we think of something to be fixed.
How limiting is that!
Sometimes it’s not that we have a belief already in place that is limiting us, but that we don’t have any experience on that belief to move forward.
If you have no experience towards your desire, it’s less likely that you will believe in it.
One of the best ways to change your limiting belief is to expose yourself to your new world.