You have certain beliefs in your mind that hold you back from living your fullest life.  These beliefs could be about anything… money, career, skills, competition… you name it.

You might think: “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve to be wealthy”, or “He/she’s out of my league.”

Limiting beliefs are often installed in our minds by our well-meaning family, friends, media, or society.  

And while it’s not your fault that these beliefs exist in your mind, it is your responsibility to remove them.

Every time you feel that something internal is holding you back, do the following…

1. Name Your Limiting Beliefs

Use sentence completion to have your subconscious mind fill in the blank.  

Write down “I am afraid that___.” and finish the sentence 10 times.

These are your limiting beliefs that hold you back.

2. Face Your Limiting Beliefs

Under each of your limiting beliefs you want to write 3-5 ‘reasons why’ you fear those things.  

This is digging into the core of these issues and is often more surprising than the beliefs themselves.

3. Disprove Your Limiting Beliefs

Under each of your limiting beliefs, write down as many points of evidence to the contrary as you can.  

Go for at least five per limiting belief.  

Think of everything in your life (no matter how big or small they may seem) that stands in contrast to your old limiting belief and make note of them.

4. Write Your New Empowered Belief

Reference the old belief briefly, and then in a realistic but compelling manner, state the new empowered belief for each of your ten limiting beliefs.

Ex. “Although I sometimes think I don’t deserve success, I know that I will be successful in my new business. Whenever I have put mind to it, I have been able to accomplish great things with ease.”

5. Repeat as Needed

Although one session is usually enough to give you clarity, it can be helpful to repeat this process multiple times during the next few days and weeks to really cement the change in your thinking.

Use your new beliefs as mantras, and over time they will become your new overriding beliefs. 


Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments below…

    2 replies to "How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Paradigms"

    • James Utterson

      Excellent post, Jonathan

      Limiting beliefs must account for more people not achieving their goals or realizing their dreams than anything else.

      The tragedy is that they come from within and thus the blame for not fulfilling our desires is entirely self-inflicted.

      Point #3 about disproving one’s limiting beliefs is a fantastic piece of advice.

      I look forward ot reading more,

    • Jonathan

      Thanks James – I’ve struggled a lot with motivation over many years, so I’m always keen to find methods to help me and others get out of being “stuck”. I think belief is one of the main keys to success, and too many people don’t realise how important their “inner game” is!

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