“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
― Henry Ford
What are Limiting Beliefs?
We all have our own beliefs. Beliefs are our world-map to experiencing the world. It is how we live by, how we take action, and how we determine our reality.
However, when we have limiting beliefs, we block ourselves from new opportunities and potentials. Our subconscious mind creates our own fear and obstacles and even worse – we don’t know why.
Here I will tell you how to change your limiting beliefs so that you can empower yourself to live the life you want.
Why consciously changing your beliefs doesn’t work
Since your beliefs reside in the subconscious mind, doing affirmations and consciously forcing yourself to change your beliefs will often backfire on you.
Yep, every time. Every information we take in goes through a filter in our left brain hemisphere. Our way of seeing things are evaluated critically and are thrown away by our current beliefs.
This is why consciously changing your belief is challenging because your subconscious mind will resist all attempts of accepting new beliefs.
Think of it this way: your subconscious mind is the information cabinet storing files. If you have the belief that “I am not confident”, your subconscious mind resists when you consciously try to change it because this isn’t the belief it has on file.
To change your beliefs, you must engage your subconscious mind. Hack into the cabinet storing files and overwrite your current beliefs.
How to Change Your Limiting Beliefs
- Become aware of your limiting beliefs. Notice your own defenses to your belief. Don’t entertain it, just observe it.
- Do the opposite to your belief. For example, if your belief is “I can’t climb a mountain”, go face the mountain. It’s not easy, but it will beat your limiting beliefs very quickly.
The thing is…you can’t force the change. If your subconscious mind thinks you are revolting, it will resist.
You must bypass the conscious mind, our left brain hemisphere, so that we give our subconscious mind to reevaluate our information stored inside.
Then we can take little action steps to convince our subconscious mind our new belief.
For part 2, I will tell you how to access the alpha state to bypass the conscious mind and change your limiting beliefs.