Limiting beliefs are beliefs about yourself or the world around you that hold you back from doing what you want. They're often negative and hard to recognise because they feel so true, but limiting beliefs are just thoughts and not reality. They can be things like "I'm not smart enough" or "It's too hard." Sometimes they're just thoughts that pop into our heads without us realising it.
These thoughts can keep us from reaching our full potential, whether getting a new job, applying to college, or starting a business. They can also cause self-sabotage—like when you procrastinate on an application because you think it won't matter anyway. Limiting beliefs aren't always evident until we start questioning them. You can learn how to challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones that will get you moving toward your goals.
So how can you overcome those limiting beliefs and get on with living the life of your dreams? First, start by asking yourself why you believe what you believe. What is it about your past experiences that has led you to feel this way? Once you've figured out where those feelings came from, it will be easier for you to realise they just might not be true anymore.
Then, take action! You don't need anyone else's permission or validation—just go out into the world and show everyone who matters how capable and amazing YOU are!
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!