Aim Higher to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

by Jonathan

overcome limiting beliefs

Everyone, at some point in their life, has dreamed of accomplishing something extraordinary. Who hasn’t dreamed of being wealthy and successful doing work they love to do? Who hasn’t pictured themselves in a happy and loving relationship?

We may dream big dreams and have great aspirations, but unfortunately our dreams often remain just that – dreams. As time passes those dreams and aspirations can fade away if we let them.

It’s a sad turn of events when we allow this to happens . Instead of our life being an exciting adventure as we pursue our dreams, we can find ourselves caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day with nothing extraordinary to look forward to. But you know what, it doesn’t need to be that way. Life can be so much better. Once we learn how to aim higher and then follow through, amazing things begin to happen.

Possible or impossible?

One of the limiting beliefs that cause some to aim too low is their concept of “impossible.”  It’s easy to get hung up thinking “I can’t do this. It’s too hard; in fact It is impossible. No one can do this.”

If you limit yourself with negative assumptions, you prevent yourself from even trying to reach past what you consider to be possible.

Try this exercise.

Take three pieces of paper and write down some of your goals. On one, list things ‘you know you can do’. On another, write the things you feel ‘you might be able to do.’ Now take the third sheet of paper and list the things that you would like to accomplish but hesitate to try – because you feel that they might be impossible for you.

Spend some time every day working to accomplish the goals that are things ‘you know you can do’. Also spend some time visualizing how it will feel once they are accomplished. Check them off as soon as you accomplish them. As you slowly check of all your goals on that first sheet, start thinking about, and working on, the goals on the second sheet, the ones ‘you might be able to do.’ Each goal on this list becomes a stepping-stone toward the impossible.

Don’t forget to imagine that each goal is already accomplished. Allow yourself to experience a sense of satisfaction and confidence in advance.

As you move through this process, you will find that the goals you thought were impossible become less daunting. They begin to seem easier, more doable. As you build on your accomplishments and your confidence grows, you will naturally want to aim higher.

Would you be willing to try this for a month or two?
Does the concept of impossible hold you back?
The lines are open!

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Dennis

Fun exercise :)

I do not have dreams that can be possible or impossible to do it. However, I have short term goals and long term goals. Anything is POSSIBLE and it just a matter how bad we want to achieve it or how long we need to turns wildest dreams into reality!

Cheers,
Dennis.

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Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills

Hey Dennis, that’s pretty much my view also.

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Ben

Good article Jonathan.

I’m currently doing something similar, in a different way. I’m thinking of my goals and noticing what negative emotions come up (fear, frustration, ‘it’s not possible’, whatever) and then using EFT to clear it.

As I tap more on this stuff and let it go.. it suddenly becomes more possible and I start to see signs of it getting closer to me! :)

-Ben

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Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills

Hi Ben, there is so much power in letting go. It’s really a twofold solution. Let go of what doesn’t serve you while embracing what does.

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Ben

Yes definately Jonathan, a important part is to also embrace, and create new things that serve you!

-Ben

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Galen Pearl

When I think of limits, I always remember the long email I got from an expert telling me that I would never never never ever ever in a million years (she used more professional language than that) be able to adopt the girl in China I wanted to bring home. A year and a half later, we flew home from China together. So there you go.

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Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills

Hi Galen, I love doing what the experts say can’t be done. It adds a little something extra to our achievements. Congratulations!

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