Overcome Limiting Beliefs like Self Doubt, Fear of Failure and Worrying About What Others Think

Have you ever had a thought like:

“What will people think?”

“What if I fail?

“I’m too old to do that.”

“That’s going to be a ton of work.”

You have a vision, a goal, or something that’s important to you, and you start moving towards that goal. In the beginning, not all of you resonates with your capacity or your deserving to achieve that goal. These are what we call limiting beliefs. They are beliefs about ourselves that aren’t necessarily true, but they limit us from living into our full potential.

It's really easy to look at people who have achieved great levels of success and think "They never had self-doubt. They didn't worry about failure." And that's just not true! Everyone has beliefs about themselves that are limiting them to live into their full potential.

When we’re working with these limiting beliefs, it’s really important that we recognize them so we can re-pattern them and release them so that we can achieve our vision. The first step of that is normalizing them.

It’s really easy to look at people who have achieved great levels of success and think “They never had self-doubt. They didn’t worry about failure. They didn’t care what people thought.” And that’s just not true! Every single person on this planet has self-doubt. Everyone has beliefs about themselves that are limiting them to live into their full potential. That voice or what those beliefs are may change person to person, but we all have them.

When you’re thinking about your own limiting beliefs, I believe one of the first steps is normalizing, it’s okay to have these thoughts. It’s okay to have these doubts. The power is in what do I do with them? For most of us, if we’re not aware of these limiting beliefs and we don’t have the tools and the structure of support around us, those limiting ideas of ourself win. We think, “You know what? The idea of failure is way too painful, so I’m not even gonna try.” “I care too much about being criticized or being judged so I’m just gonna play safe.” “I don’t believe that I really can achieve that goal or that dream, so I’m not going to really go after it.” And most of this happens at a subconscious level, but we hold ourselves back.

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On the other hand, people who have gone on to accomplish their goals and their dreams, they’ve learned to have those limiting beliefs, where the limiting beliefs don’t have them, which means they are taking conscious control of those limiting beliefs, re-patterning them and replacing them into a more expansive idea.

First of all, what’s required is having a crystal clear vision. There are a lot of videos on my Youtube channel around developing a vision and how to do that in a powerful way. We have a vision, and then as we’re in service of that vision, we’re taking action on that vision. We’re noticing what we’re noticing, and we start to notice the limiting beliefs, which are those thoughts that start to rise up that are unlike our vision, and as we become aware of those thoughts, we normalize it.

“This just means I’m about to grow. Here’s this old idea of myself or my limitations, and now I get to look at this limitation and remind myself that I am so much more than that. That I am capable of more than I know. That there’s a power breathing me that is greater than any condition or any circumstance.”

So we notice the limiting belief, and instead of making that limiting belief really big or giving it the power, we want to give the vision the power, and ourselves the power. And so we make that limiting belief smaller, we make ourselves bigger, and then the next step is to replace that thought with something that’s more expansive.

“Up until now, I was afraid that I would fail, but now I know that failure is part of the journey. I would have rather tried than have the regret of not trying.”

“I used to believe that maybe I was too old to accomplish this dream, but now I know I have lots of life within me.”

“I used to have this idea that I was too concerned what people would think, but now I know that my vision is worth me really only caring what’s important to me, and putting other people’s opinions aside.”

And so we replace that thought with one that’s more empowering and more expansive.

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The final step when we’re re-patterning these limiting beliefs in service of our vision is to take an action step.

Those limiting beliefs want you to play small. They don’t want you taking action, they want you staying inside of your comfort zone.

The moment you notice what you’re noticing, and you notice that limiting belief, you remind yourself that you are so much more than that limiting belief. You replace it with a more expansive thought, something from your vision of who you truly are. And then you serve it with action. What’s one step I can take in service of my dream? As you take that step, you start to install a new more empowering self-image. Your vision just won, and that limiting belief has a little bit less power over you.

Know that as you are moving towards your vision, you’re gonna hear from that little voice. It’s going to have something to say about it. You have the power to re-pattern it in service of your vision.

Take conscious control, override it, serve it with action, and that will take you all the way into your vision.

Here is to you living a life you love,

Stacey

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About Stacey

Stacey Berger

Stacey Berger

After 16 years of climbing the corporate ladder, mentoring entrepreneurs in marking, operations and finance, I made the decision in 2014 to teach success principles full time, combining my love of business and personal development.

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