3. Move Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs.
We all have some limiting beliefs. Some of them were given to us by our parents, our environment, and experiences. We often add our own limiting beliefs to this list. I have developed a habit of paying attention to my thoughts, my words, and actions that may display my limiting beliefs. I also listen to feedback from friends.
Author Jack Canfield offers a solution to self-limiting thinking. In his book, The Success Principles, he recommends the following four steps to transform limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs.
Identify a limiting belief that you want to change.
Determine how the belief limits you.
Decide how you want to be, act, or feel.
Create a turnaround statement that affirms or gives you permission to be, act, or feel this way?
Make it a habit of repeating the turnaround statement daily. Remember that our thoughts influence our actions. Our actions do also influence our thoughts.
4. Add Value to Others
Use this quote as a simple reminder, “It’s hard to feel bad about yourself when you’re doing something good for someone else.” John C. Maxwell