Are you still limiting yourself, you might regret it
The most harmful beliefs you can have are your self-limiting beliefs. These are the beliefs about yourself and your potential that hold you back. Most of them are not true. Most of them are the result of information you have accepted without question, often from early childhood. Even if it's completely untrue, if you believe in yourself, areas such as achieving wonderful health and happiness and earning a lot of money can become your truth.
As the author, Richard Bach in his book illusions wrote, Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.
Everything you are today is the result of an idea or impression you took in and accepted as true. When you think of something as true, it becomes true for you, whatever the fact may be.
“You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are” Brian Tracy.
Most times, limitations are caused by fears. The two major fears people develop are the fear of loss or failure and the fear of criticism or rejection. We begin to learn the fear of failure when we try something new or different. As kids, we were usually punished for doing new things wrongly or inadequately, for example, if a kid tries to carry his plate for the first time to the kitchen and he accidentally breaks it. His mother would surely get mad and scold him for it.
These physical punishments, withholding of love makes us feel too small, too weak, inadequate and incapable of doing something new. Whenever we think of doing something new, we often respond with emotions such as fear, trembling or churning of the stomach.
The fear of failure is the primary reason for failure in adult life. As a result of the destructive criticism in childhood, we hold ourselves back as teenagers and young adults. We sell ourselves short. We quit before we even try the first time.
Instead of using our amazing minds to figure out how to get what we want, we use our reasoning ability to create reasons why we can’t and why the things we want are not possible for us. That is how we limit ourselves.
Take Action: Always remember that all limitations are self-imposed, they are nothing but lies we tell ourselves so constantly that they become our truths. These lies make us believe that our lives cannot be under our control.
To get rid of limitations, your vision must be greater than your fear of failure. No matter what your mind has been tuned to believe, if you’re very keen on achieving your goal then you won’t be a slave to limitation.
Be willing to take risks, failure doesn’t mean the end of everything, failure sometimes means the beginning of something new, something better than the last, so no matter how many times you fail, have it in mind that it is all working together for the good of your future to mold you to be a better, stronger person in life.
Never let people limit you. People like this are everywhere but the sad part about it is that they are mostly our families and friends. These people are small-minded people who unconsciously want to pull you into their world. These people shouldn’t be despised, instead, use them to motivate yourself; they should be the more reason why you are willing to achieve that purpose.
You are a good person, deserve a wonderful life full of joy, peace, excitement, and success. That is your birthright. You are engineered for success and designed to achieve a high level of self-esteem, self-respect and personal pride. You are extraordinary and there is no one else like you on the face of the earth so don’t limit yourself. Change your thinking, change your life.