Limiting beliefs play a very important role in our lives, what we think about ourselves can often become a reality by what we say about ourselves. Without thinking we often make comments such as:
‘I’m rubbish at social events’
‘I’m so shy’
‘Nobody likes me’
‘All men/women are idiots’
‘People are mean’
‘I’m too fat’
‘No-one could ever love me’
‘I can’t do that’
These thoughts can become our reality and we start to believe and act as though these things are true. This then reinforces our beliefs and we enter a dangerous, negative circle.
We can end up feeling, useless, depressed, lost and out of control, so let’s look at breaking
Imagine a character or animal saying your limiting beliefs. This is your INNER CRITIC. Every time you begin to think or say these thoughts detach from them and imagine your character saying them.
What do they look like? How do they sound? What would you call it? What would you say back to them? (keep it clean! hahahaha)
Now think of the opposite of this character, this is your INNER SUPPORTER. This character fights back to your limiting beliefs.
What do they look like? How do they sound? What would you call it? What do they say to you?
Next time that INNER CRITIC raises its head, pick up your INNER SUPPORTER and say goodbye to this limiting belief. Again and again do this and quiet that critic.
“Don’t be disheartened if you have setbacks; instead learn from them and always celebrate any successes. Remember: you always have a choice.”
― Steve Peters, The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness