You may not consider it, but your thoughts are powerful. They can impact how you feel and the decisions that you make. When you believe in yourself and know your worth, then anything is possible! However, when we have negative thoughts or limiting beliefs about ourselves, then we become limited. In this blog post I will be giving you 5 steps to shifting your limiting beliefs and increasing your self-worth so that nothing feels impossible!
Step 1 – Name it
The first step in shifting your beliefs is to recognize that they are limiting. This can be challenging because you may have been living with these beliefs for years, and therefore they feel normal to you. They may also be so ingrained in your personality that it’s hard to imagine life being any other way than what it currently is for you.
When naming your limiting belief(s), try not to judge yourself or others by them; instead focus on how much good could come from changing them! Think about all of the things in life that would improve if only we had more money (money), more time (time), better relationships with our loved ones (relationships) etc. The list goes on…
Step 2 – Next time you have the pattern, recognize it
If you find yourself in a situation where an old belief is likely to surface, pause and ask yourself: “Am I engaging with this thought? Have I allowed myself to be pulled into an argument? If so, what do I want from this situation? What would be most helpful for me to do right now?” Then choose an action that will support your goal rather than sabotage it by going down a rabbit hole of unhelpful thoughts (and feelings). Once again, this takes practice! So keep practicing until recognizing when these patterns begin feels natural and easy–and then watch as they disappear from your life altogether!
Step 3 – Stop yourself from engaging with the thought and go back to your core belief.
When you catch yourself engaging with your limiting beliefs, stop yourself. Take a deep breath and ask yourself what you really want at this moment in time. You can even write down your answers on paper or in a journal so that they are easily accessible when needed. Once you have identified what it is that would make you happy right now, start reaffirming this fact by repeating it over and over again until it feels like an integral part of who you are (i.e., “I am happy” vs “I am sad”). This process helps reprogram our brains so that we can begin making better decisions based on our core values rather than allowing our emotions to dictate every move we make!
Step 4 – Turn your negative thoughts into questions
Next, turn the negative thought into a question. For example, if you’re thinking “I’m not good enough,” ask yourself: “Am I good enough?” In this case, your answer might be “Yes.” If so, great! You’ve just changed from having a limiting belief to having an empowering belief–and that’s how you can shift your limited beliefs.
This technique works because by asking yourself a question instead of making an assertion about yourself (like saying “I’m not good enough”), there is no right or wrong answer. This makes it easier for us to see things from multiple perspectives and come up with better answers than we would have otherwise had if we’d just made statements about ourselves without questioning them first!
Step 5 – Be compassionate with yourself
- Recognize that you are not your thoughts. Your mind is like a computer, it generates thoughts and then you get caught up in them. Don’t take what your mind says too seriously because it’s not real–it’s just a series of electrical impulses firing in your brain!
- Don’t get caught up in negative thoughts. If you find yourself thinking something negative, recognize it as just another thought and don’t let it define who you are or how worthy of love or success you may be! Remember: this too shall pass!
- Don’t be hard on yourself for having positive thoughts either – they’re just as much a part of being human as the negative ones (and sometimes even more fun!).
Believing in yourself and recognizing your worth are two key factors in being successful.
Believing in yourself is a choice. You can choose to believe in yourself, and it’s the first step to success.
Believing in yourself is the first step to overcoming your fears and limitations, because when you believe that you are worthy of having what you want, then you will go out there and get it!
As you can see, there are many ways to shift your limited beliefs. Reframe your thoughts and change your life!