How to limit limiting beliefs

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Despite the success we achieve and the favourable responses we receive for our efforts, how to limit limiting beliefs is for many an ongoing issue.

“Snap out of it”, “Don’t put yourself down”, are a couple of the knee-jerk responses we may give to ourselves or hear from trusted folk.

The problem is we might believe such words, yet fail to act on them. Perhaps our hesitations relate to a low self-esteem, a doubt regarding our self-worth.

Then again, there could be times we are not convinced about our chances of reaching a goal so we ‘play small’, as it were, to justify our eventual lack of success.

How to limit limiting beliefs can be looked at from the perspective of ‘Why do we want to limit limiting beliefs?’ Being clear about our current discomfort, or our desire to improve a particular area of work/life, provides us with energy in our quest in responding to how to limit limiting beliefs.

‘By when do we want to limit limiting beliefs?’ is another question available to us. Setting a deadline for the completion of certain endeavours helps keep efforts focused, also in this activity.

Asking ‘Why is it important to limit limiting beliefs?’ puts the attention on the wider situation concerning how we feel about ourselves and those negative beliefs from yesterday we are clinging onto. The time to let go of some, or all of them, is surely now. This is especially so if we are gaining nothing from them today.

As we ponder our position from this viewpoint, considering the question ‘What are we gaining by grasping onto our limiting beliefs?’ has the power to move us forward. The relevance we associated in the past to these beliefs might now be fading under the spotlight of examination.

Bringing greater awareness to the issue helps in the process of finding a way to deal with the ‘How to limit limiting beliefs?‘ dilemma. Of course, other ‘techniques’ such as visualizing ourselves beyond a limiting belief, listing our strengths and attempting to focus on them, are also valid actions from time to time.

To even be thinking about how to limit limiting beliefs is a step with intention to unleashing one’s potential. If you’d like to explore further how to limit limiting beliefs in the form of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

In the meantime, best wishes to you and thanks for reading this ‘How to limit limiting beliefs‘ post.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).



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