LIMITS? WHERE WE’RE GOING WE DON’T NEED LIMITS
Let’s talk about limited beliefs. Namely how to turn limited beliefs into limitless beliefs and finally into empowering beliefs. We are all limitless, capable of so much and we are all miracle makers. This is what I believe. And even though I believe this, I often forget I believe this (let’s be real, we all do this). That’s when my thoughts become limited and I limit myself from my own limitless potential. Still with me?
I think it’s a good lesson to take the time and notice how we limit ourselves with our own beliefs. Where are you holding yourself back in your life? What is it that you are waiting for in order to do something that you have always wanted to do?
Let’s do an exercise that I call “limited to limitless.” Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps…
Step 1 – Write down a belief that is currently limiting you (because you have forgotten that you are a miracle maker).
Step 2 – Call “bullshit” on that belief. This is the fun part! Do this by taking a step back and rereading that belief as if it’s not yours, read it like it belongs to someone else. Now rephrase that belief by writing it down. (I like doing this in the 3rd person because it’s much easier to see someone else’s shit than your own)
Step 3 – Empower yourself by taking ownership of the statement, rephrase it and write the belief into a personal statement making it limitless.
Just to clarify the exercise I’m going to use myself as an example. I will follow the steps above starting with my limited belief, calling “bullshit” on that belief and then turning it into a limitless belief.
Okay, here goes…
Step 1 – (write down limited belief) “I am afraid to express myself fully because I fear what others may think of me.”
Step 2 – (Call “bullshit” on your limited belief) “By expressing yourself fully you help make relationships stronger. Bringing up the uncomfortable things allows the relationship to grow. You say you want to develop a stronger relationship with people. It’s now time to prove that and be honest with your thoughts. Express them instead of holding them in. It’s a sign of respect for yourself and the other person when you share your views.”
Step 3 – (Empower yourself by taking ownership of the statement) “I make relationships stronger by expressing myself and being honest with my feelings.”
The above is an example of how I have limited myself with my own beliefs: that I’m “afraid to express myself because of what others may think about me.” By calling bullshit on it and rephrasing it, I elevate myself above my limited belief…and it just plain makes sense.
We all have the power to do this. No matter what your limited belief may be you can turn it around and empower yourself to take control of your life because (say it with me) You are a miracle maker!
I have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years now and one thing that I always hear is that people think they have to get in a certain “shape” before they start something. There’s a belief that they first have to be fit before walking into the gym. I believe this to be one of the biggest “bullshits” out there. It’s like saying you can’t go to yoga because you’re not flexible. Well guess what? That’s one of the reasons you go to yoga, to get flexible.
We can spend our whole life making excuses to not do something and that’s the definition of a limiting belief. Whether is going to the gym, hiring a personal trainer, changing your diet, going to a yoga class or just believing in yourself. Can you remind yourself in this moment that you’re a miracle maker? You have the potential to be limitless, we all do. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget that we are the creators of our own happiness. If you don’t like your creation, change it!
I hope you can bring this exercise into your life and change from a limited belief into a limitless belief. Remember (you know this by now…) you’re a miracle maker! Especially when you put this lesson into practice. It just might open your eyes to something you didn’t realize before. Take a step back because often we are too close to the trees to see the forest. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.