Have you ever felt stuck? Like you are ready to step into a new chapter of your life, but you still feel stagnant? It is frustrating when you can feel your goals, dreams, and desires calling out to you, yet they feel so far from your reach. Our mindsets and the beliefs that we have about ourselves can transform the way that we move through life. Limiting beliefs about ourselves and our lives are the bridge between what we have and what we want. It is completely normal to have beliefs that are limiting when you feel like your dreams and goals are too big. However, I believe that we are capable of changing these beliefs about ourselves. Because the truth is- you are limitless.
I believe in the power of our thoughts. I believe in manifestation and the Laws of Attraction. Although we may not be in control of the circumstances that we are born into, or the situations that are thrown at us, we are able to control our mindset. Our thoughts and beliefs influence our reality. Here are some limiting beliefs that you should release now:
1. “I can’t do it.”
Something really amazing happens when you realize how capable you are. I used to feel jealous when I saw people doing things that I dreamt about doing. I felt discouraged and my initial reaction was to believe that they had something that I did not. They possessed some sort of special quality that allowed them to achieve their goals and live the life of their dreams. I did not feel worthy of the life that I wanted to live and the freedom that I wanted to feel.
I started to shift this belief, and instead ask myself “why?” WHY can’t I work towards my goals and dreams? What is stopping me from doing what makes me feel happy and fulfilled? When you realize that you are worthy of amazing things, and that you are capable of achieving your goals, you watch your manifestations fall into place. When you feel discouraged and want to combat this limiting belief, repeat these affirmations:
- I am capable and resilient
- Success, love, and abundance are flowing to me
- I believe in myself
- My thoughts influence my reality
- I inhale confidence and exhale fear
2. “I am not ___ enough.”
This limiting thought can hold us back in many areas of our lives. We may feel hesitant to start a new project, talk to new people, or start working on a new goal because we don’t feel good enough, smart enough, worthy enough, etc.
Everybody starts somewhere. The way that you grow and learn is by starting when you do not feel completely ready. When I started going to the gym, I felt completely lost. I felt like I wasn’t strong enough, I wasn’t skilled enough, and I wasn’t worthy of taking up space. I wanted to make myself as small as possible. Until I realized that I will not reach my goals that way. In order to become stronger, I had to take small steps outside of my comfort zone, even when I did not feel good enough. Repeat these affirmations if you do not feel good enough:
- I deserve to take up space
- Progress over perfection is my goal
- I am proud of how far I have come
- I deserve happiness, health, and prosperity no matter how I look or feel
3. “I have to focus on the opinions of others.”
This limiting belief has had the strongest hold on me all of my life. On the other side of people pleasing is FREEDOM my friend. When we are always looking to others to affirm us, validate us, and give us permission, then we will never feel fully free to live OUR LIVES. This life is yours, not your friends, families, or anyone else’s. Do what makes you feel alive, fulfilled, and at peace. Do not worry about how others will question or critique you. As long as you are not hurting yourself or anybody else, give yourself permission to release the opinions of other people. One of my favorite quotes about this is: “Don’t take advice from people who are not where you want to be.” -unknown. When you are relying on the opinions of others for validation, repeat these affirmations:
- I am in control of my life
- Only I know what is best for me
- I trust myself and the direction of my life
- Everything is working out for me
- My voice is the loudest voice in my life
4. “I’ll never get to where I want to be.”
One of the biggest lessons that I have learned so far on my journey to reaching my goals, is patience. Having patience has always been difficult for me, and I still struggle. However, it is important to realize that good things take time. It takes time and consistent work for you to see your goals come to fruition. Sometimes it may feel like your dreams will never come true. KEEP GOING! Have patience and know deep within you that you are on your way to achieving everything that you desire! Know that patience may be a part of your journey. You will get to where you want to be, even with the bumps in the road. Believe this to be true. To practice patience throughout your journey, say these affirmations:
- Everything that I desire is coming to me at exactly the right moment
- I can release fear and doubt, because I know that everything is working out FOR me
- I trust my journey
- The timing of my life is unique, and I trust it
- Everything is falling into place
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5. “I have to make other people happy.”
You have nothing to prove to anybody. Remember that this is YOUR life. Live everyday according to what makes you happy and what brings you closer to the life that you see for yourself. Of course, you can still appreciate and cherish advice from people in your life that you trust. However, you cannot let the fear of disappointing other people dictate how you spend your time. This is definitely easier said than done. However, you will feel liberated when you stop focusing on what other people think of you. Where your focus goes, your energy flows! So, focus on what matters. Fill yourself up first so that you can help others with genuine joy, not because you feel like you have to. Focus on what is best for you. Say these affirmations:
- I am the main character of my life
- I choose to focus on myself and my goals
- My energy will not be wasted on worrying about what other’s think of me
- What other people think of me is none of my business
- I choose to detach myself from the opinions of others and how they perceive me, I create my own image!
6. “I do not deserve _____.”
When we believe that we do not deserve the life that we envision for ourselves, it may block us from reaching our fullest potential. This thought can be deep-rooted and stem from hurt that we have experienced in childhood. It is difficult to overcome this belief, because it can feel so ingrained in our minds. But I challenge you, to challenge it! YOU DESERVE A GREAT LIFE. You deserve abundance, joy, happiness, love, and freedom. No matter what you have experienced in your childhood, no matter what you have been through. Let go of shame and the thought that you are not worthy of amazing things. To release this limiting belief, repeat these affirmations:
- I deserve abundance
- I am deserving of a life that I love
- My past does not define me
- I am light, I am love, I am protected
- By just being me, I deserve the life of my dreams
I hope that this article helps you to jump-start your journey of releasing limiting beliefs. You can come back to these affirmations when you are feeling doubt, fear, or worry. Remember that you are deserving of achieving your dreams. As cheesy as it may sound, you are capable. You are so loved. And you are unstoppable. Tap into the power that you hold and set yourself free.
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