Limiting Beliefs We Can Attack
Everyone has beliefs, but unfortunately not everyone spends the time to examine their beliefs for validity or usefulness. I like to think of beliefs as windows in a thick-walled castle. You see, an infinite universe exists outside the castle, but you can’t see it all, you can only peek through the windows. And your beliefs are those windows that allow you to see what possibilities exist in the outside universe.
The problem is that we do not realize we are merely peeking and believe that all we see is all there is. And then we live our lives, make choices, and go our own ways based on these limiting beliefs, without realizing that a whole world exists outside our field of vision.
My Very Own Windows
I could argue there are no correct beliefs per se, there are only beliefs that empower us. The infinite nature of this universe means that anything is possible (correct) if you look at it, any belief can manifest if you hold it enough. Then, it seems of prime importance to notice our beliefs, examine them, and then attack the limiting ones.
Here are some of the major limiting beliefs I carry around – which I probably share with many of you – and possible retorts that make sense:
Work/Studying Is Boring
There has to be fun ways to work/study which I haven’t tried. I can optimize my work/study environment. I can ask for a change in my work conditions. I can try different jobs on the side.
Life Is Hard
(I like to think I got rid of this one, but I sometimes act as if it is true)
There is no proof to this. My life was easy at some point of time. If you do what you are capable of doing, life will be easy. If you know what you want, life is easy. Some people have succeeded with a relaxed attitude.
People Don’t Change
(Again, in the I Like To Think I Got Rid Of It camp)
It’s impossible that people don’t change. 🙂 I have seen people who have changed.
The Place I Live Determines The Capacity For My Success
I have seen people succeed everywhere. Different places have different rules for success.
I bet if I think harder I can come up with more “holes” in those beliefs, but there is no need to for now. A seed of suspicion is now firmly planted.
I think this can be a useful exercise… Why not try it? It doesn’t take much time.