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Negative Self-Limiting Beliefs That Stop You Cold

By Guest Author On January 16, 2011 Under Improve Your Life, Improve Your Self Esteem, Law of Attraction, Personal Development, Self Help Tips, Self Improvement, Setting Goals, Success Secrets

Everyone has some beliefs which come as self limiting to our potentials yet it is rather hard to know what are these negative beliefs. Yes, as everyone has someone in common when it comes to these self limiting beliefs, we can deduce from here some of the more common beliefs. These beliefs are negative because they restrict us in the way of working things out but when a person goes through these, it could make he or her more experienced. They can put a stop in front of us when we are about to lift off. These are hurdles which most of us are unable to overcome as we could be lacking in courage or the knowhow on how to deal with them. Let’s take a look at them and you can decide if any of them are getting you your way.

Below are 4 areas listed by Maria Duval that could be the ones you are familiar with.

You are not good enough. This is probably the most common of them all. We think we do not deserve the good things in life because we have done something bad or just are not a good enough person to deserve good things. Somehow we think we have to earn the positive things in our lives. Check your own past to see where this belief came from. Does it still make sense? Is there something more beneficial that you can believe about yourself?

People don’t really like you. You will be surprised this is a inner most fear of most people as humans just need recognition to have some sense of self esteem. We all have a need to be accepted and we are afraid that we are not. That keeps us from being as outgoing and friendly as we might be and in turn we appear less friendly than we really are. Then we feel people don’t like us.

You and your ideas will be rejected. This is kind of a combination of the first two yet it is different and separate from them. The distinction here is that there will be active pushing away of your ideas and you yourself. No one likes to be rejected so this belief stops us before we can even offer our ideas or ourselves up for consideration.

You cannot be successful. This belief says that there is literally nothing that you can do to be successful so you might as well not even try. It stands in our way of getting started and often makes us avoid and reject things out of hand. It acts as an excuse not to make an effort.

As you can see from just these four self-limiting beliefs, they act against us in many ways. They lead to procrastination, they dash our aspirations and hopes, they shatter our self-esteem and they cause us to lose focus and get off our path to success. Look at your own self-limiting beliefs and try to figure out where they came from and then replace them with more empowering beliefs that will allow you to move forward.

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