Limiting beliefs. We all have them, and unfortunately - either consciously or subconsciously - they hinder our ability to succeed at manifesting what we really want in life.
They’re sometimes so powerful that they can control our thoughts, actions, and emotions; essentially, shaping our reality with false beliefs.
Here are 5 of the most common limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from success and how to overcome them:
1. Other people’s success will diminish mine.
Every time you feel jealous or envious of someone else’s success, you’re telling the universe that you don’t believe in your own abilities to create abundance, wealth and success in your own life. These thoughts act as limiting factors and often have a negative impact on your life.
Remember that if the people around you become successful, it means that the Law of Attraction is working for them, and therefore, is very close to working for you too.
'Like attracts like' and every time you feel true excitement for others, you’ll be attracting more success into your life as well.
2. I need to struggle to succeed.
It’s true that you need to take action and be relentless in achieving your dreams, but this hard work should never feel exhausting or depleting.
If you expect to work really hard to get where you want to be in life, chances are, this is exactly what you’ll attract - hard work.
In order to change your mindset, take action on things that are in alignment with your goals and values so it doesn’t feel like hard work. Successful people consciously shift their mindset and don’t let those self-sabotaging limitations prevent them from succeeding.
3. My parents didn’t do enough for me.
It’s true that we all have different upbringings, however every time you blame your parents, your lack of education or your lack of resources, in most instances this is just an excuse for you to remain where you are, which can feel safer and more comfortable.
Remember that YOU (and only you!) have the power to change your current situation, and it’s your choice to use to your advantage everything that you’ve learned from your parents (the good and the not so good) and be grateful for this knowledge that has shaped you into the person you are now.
4. I don’t have enough time.
The truth is, we all have the same amount of hours in the day - the difference is knowing how to manage your time wisely.
Whenever you find yourself saying ‘I don’t have time’, make sure you’re not actually saying ‘I don’t want to’, as you may be using this excuse not to take action solely out of fear.
And if you find that it is fear, ask yourself, ‘What is it exactly that I’m afraid of and how can I overcome that fear?’
5. I’m not good enough to succeed.
Do you ever worry that you’re not good enough, smart enough, or you simply don’t have what it takes to be successful? Do you let these limitations keep you from manifesting what you really want?
If you do, you’re not alone.
And even though at some point in our lives we all may feel we’re not as good as the next person, what’s important is to acknowledge that these are just false limiting beliefs.
Remember that if things or situations don’t go as planned, it’s not because you’re not good enough, it’s simply because there’s something different or even better ahead for you.
And next time you feel stuck in life by a limiting belief, ask yourself, ‘How can I prove that this is not true?’
As you become more mindful of your limiting beliefs, you'll notice your mind begin to push away your crippling self-doubt and negativity.
This is an essential step to mastering the Law of Attraction, which in turn empowers you to manifest the success, abundance, people and "lucky" coincidences you want into your life.
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Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.