Question your self-imposed limitations. Personally, I find that my self-imposed limitations are wrong 99.9% of the time.
One of the first steps is to identify when do your self-limitations pop-up? For me when I exercise, try something new, or when I am out of my comfort zone. My mind goes crazy with these thoughts, “You can’t do this.”, “Better just quit.”, “This is silly.”, “What will they think.”, “They might not like how I am doing this.”, “It won’t work.” These are just a few of my choice phrases. The funniest part about it all is I don’t even know who “they” are yet?
The second step is to question your thoughts. Ask yourself when you have limiting thoughts, “Do I 100% know this to be true?” I have yet to answer yes to this question. So if you find that your thoughts are B.S. then move along and keep truckin! I am continuously humbled by my minds ability to flat out lie to me. It’s crazy!
Step 3 is to practice. In order for this to work, you must be willing to identify what triggers your limiting thoughts, question your thoughts, and then keep moving if they are not true. It takes consistent diligence, courage, and pure stubbornness to keep this going.
If you are anything like me your mind is clever and will do everything in its power to convince you that you are not powerful, capable, and willing to be challenged.
This takes a strong will to do things that make you uncomfortable.
The reward is you will find you are stronger, smarter, more capable, and incredible than you ever knew possible so remember the following steps;
- Identify situations that trigger you to have self-limiting thoughts.
- Question your limiting thoughts, “Do I 100% know this to be true?”.
- Practice, practice, practice.
You are an incredible, amazing, and powerful person! Give yourself the chance to prove it! I am rooting for you! Karla