One of the key tenets in my Risky Is the New Safe book is the importance of being a critical thinker. That means you question things. Actually, everything.
And nowhere is this more important than self-limiting beliefs…
There is a lot of conventional wisdom on why great things can’t be done. There are a lot of people who will gladly tell you why you’re not qualified, prepared, educated, or positioned to do something great.
Please don’t buy into that.
For every person seeking greatness, there are hundreds of others whose primary focus in life is safeguarding mediocrity. Every time you or anyone else does something amazing, it takes away another one of their excuses to stay mired in victim-hood. So even while consciously they may think they are your friend and want good things for you, in their subconscious mind, they desperately want you to fail.
So they feed you a steady diet of limiting beliefs…
And that is the last thing you need. Because if you listen to limiting beliefs long enough, you start to believe them. Which odds are, you have already done.
You probably at this instant have at least 400 limiting beliefs about yourself. Too fat, too old, too young, not enough training, wrong side of the tracks, not good at this, not good at that.
Blow them up!
Send them back to the nothingness from where they came. Limiting beliefs are insidious and contagious and have to be guarded against like you would the Ebola virus.
Next time someone tries to sell you a limiting belief, stop them and tell them you’re not buying it. And if they keep trying to sell it harder, get away from them. Quickly.
And the next time your subconscious mind tries to sell you a limiting belief – thank it. And then tell it, “I know you believe that, but that’s just because you bought into the programming. Actually I CAN do this – and I’m going to do it right now!”
Now you may wonder if I mean actually talk to your subconscious mind. Yes. Out loud. And don’t worry if most people think you’re crazy. Because they’re the crazy ones…