Self Limiting Beliefs
The biggest obstacle that most men encounter in life is themselves. Ultimately, you are the only one who can make yourself take action and make decisions for your life, but negative core beliefs can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that keeps you stuck in a life that doesn’t truly make you feel alive.
Self-limiting beliefs often pose a threat to men looking to move forward with their lives. Whether you’re afraid to make that career change or pursue an unfamiliar opportunity, self-limiting beliefs can stunt your progress.
At 1428 Transformations, we help men overcome their self-limiting beliefs to reach their full potential. Book a free introductory session to learn how your self-limiting beliefs are truly impeding your life and what you can do to grow out of them.
The free introductory call is 30 minutes and will give you a chance to:
- Better understand your self-limiting beliefs
- Find out how we can help your specific needs
- Learn your options when it comes to seeking help overcoming your self-limiting behaviour patterns
If you’re reading this, you’re ready to Overcome your self limiting Beliefs. We can help.
For more information on self-limiting beliefs before booking a call, keep reading
What Are Your Self Limiting Beliefs?
Figuring out your self-limiting beliefs is the first step toward overcoming them.
As humans, we’re inclined to carry beliefs, which is an acceptance that something is true, but that may rely on faith or trust. Believing in yourself involves having faith, trust, and confidence in yourself, but it’s possible to have self-limiting beliefs that get in the way of that.
In general, self-limiting beliefs are negative self-talk that is often rooted in an experience or an unsupportive environment. These beliefs are most often wrong. This negative belief often results in limiting your confidence and telling yourself that you’re incapable of achieving your goals.
Self-limiting beliefs aren’t always there, but they do have a way of creeping up on you, especially when you least expect it. When they do, they have the power to block you from fulfilling your full potential and have you second guess your every move. Even high achievers can battle with self limiting beliefs. They get things done but the extra energy required to get out of their own way exhausts them and keeps the accomplishments from feeling as great as possible.
Here are a few examples of self-limiting beliefs:
- Claiming you don’t have the right qualifications or experience for a job
- The feeling that someone else can do something better than you
- Feeling restricted by your age, race, gender, or other factors out of your control
- A lack of time or money without exploring alternatives or compromises
- You can only do certain things; ‘I’m not a writer” ‘I’m not a nature person’
Luckily, these beliefs are not a permanent state of being and you can change them by starting to identify them and challenging these parts of your identity and believe in yourself.
Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs
For the most success in getting over your self-limiting beliefs, you must first identify what those beliefs are. Pay attention to your negative self-beliefs and figure out where they stem from. Do they happen in a particular environment? Past life experiences? Or maybe when you’re with certain people or completing a certain task?
From there, understand the full effect your self-limiting beliefs have on your life. Have they made you say no to new opportunities that would have had a positive change in your life, such as a new career opportunity? Or maybe you procrastinated on doing something and wasted more time than you should have.
Self-limiting beliefs and storytelling
Self-limiting beliefs derive from a story you tell yourself again and again, to the point that you’re convinced it is true. If you’ve told yourself that you’re unworthy countless times, of course, you’re going to feel unworthy and let that get in the way of you pursuing new opportunities or basking in the recognition you deserve.
Dealing with Self Limiting Beliefs
So, here’s how to overcome your self-limiting beliefs: change the story you tell yourself. Choose to believe that you’re capable, worthy, and deserving. When you tell yourself a different story, you give your life new meaning, gain more confidence in your skills, and see the value in yourself more clearly.
The opposite of self-limiting beliefs are self-empowering beliefs. These beliefs give you your confidence back and lead you to success.
Here are a few examples of self-empowering beliefs:
- Understanding that you are in control of your life
- Reframing failure as the only outcome to learn from
- Letting go of the past, focusing on the present, and letting the future be
- Dreaming big and striving for what you know you deserve
It isn’t easy, but it is entirely possible to turn your self-limiting beliefs into ones of self-empowerment. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out alone.
Why You Don’t Have to Do It Alone
Just as with a mental block, self-limiting beliefs are difficult to move past because you’re essentially challenging yourself. You may not be able to easily identify it from the inside, but to others, your self-limiting beliefs may be apparent.
Sometimes it takes others to help you figure out your self-limiting beliefs and feed that empowerment back into you. Talk to someone you trust about how you feel, as they may be able to help you see the problem more clearly.
Better yet, consulting a professional with experience in helping men overcome their self-limiting beliefs is even more beneficial. This is what we do best at 1428 Transformations. We not only help you put your self-limiting thoughts to rest but also help you to ensure that you take control of those thoughts whenever they creep up again.
Book Your Free Introductory Call Today
By landing on this page, you’re already on the first step towards overcoming your self-limiting beliefs. If you’re ready to crush those negative beliefs and eliminate unhealthy habits, contact us and book a discovery call to learn how we can help.
At 1428 Transformations, we offer several strategies to help men overcome their self-limiting beliefs. If you’re ready to change, we’re here to help you get rid of negative self talk and false beliefs and become the person you always wanted to be. We look forward to hearing from you!