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Release Limiting Beliefs
1/6/2020 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

        The new year is the perfect time to hit the reset button in that area (or areas) of your life that you want to change. Anytime is the perfect time. You can change anything you want to change if you change the way you think about it. It isn’t magic. If you change the way you think, you’ll change what you do. When you change what you do, then you change the circumstances around you, even beyond that which you intend.

        Our actions and behaviors are energized by our thoughts. Our thoughts are energized by our beliefs; beliefs of which we’re both aware and unaware. The landscape of “belief” includes far more than whether God exists, what is believed about God, faith, religion, society, community, self, …  At the root of every manifestation in our lives is a belief, a system of beliefs, that consciously and subconsciously drive us.  Beliefs are quiet, powerful, sneaky rascals. Most often we’re unaware of their existence and how they have and continue to affect the course of our lives with every single decision, every single day.

        This brief thought today is to raise your awareness of the power you possess to change your life to be what you want it to be, to create amazing. This is one of the most incredible things you’ll ever do for yourself.

        If you look into the database of your subconscious mind, you’ll find a huge folder labeled “Beliefs.” It holds everything you believe about everything. Everything that’s been passed down to you from generations, including beliefs you developed on your own from just living your life.

        Within that folder there’s a file labeled “LIMITING BELIEFS.” That’s the one we’re going to open. The contents of this folder are the things that have held you back all your life from being your best self. It’s time to Release Limiting Beliefs. There’s a lot in that folder.  You’ll discover contents you didn’t know (or forgotten) were there. You’ll probably discover some surprises. Once you identify them, you’ll know exactly the power it’s had over you. To release it will be your choice entirely. The only thing that matters is this. If you want to create an amazing life, you need to Release Limiting Beliefs. Some you’ll release immediately; others may take time, but you can do it if you want to.  To do this work is one of the greatest things you will ever do for yourself. Start here:

What is a limiting belief?   Limiting beliefs are those which hold you back in some way. Just by believing them, you accept them. You don’t challenge them. Limiting beliefs are those which impoverish your life, stifle your creativity, trounce your self-esteem and self-identity, and diminish your perception of your self-worth.

Examples:

  • I’ll never get my big break.
  • Everyone else gets all the good breaks.
  • I’m created to suffer so others will learn.
  • There’s never enough to go around.
  • I didn’t have good role models.
  • I’m unattractive.
  • I don’t make good decisions.
  • I’m always broke.
  • I don’t manage money well.
  • I’m not smart enough.
  • Wealth is for other people.
  • I don’t have anything worthwhile to add.
  • My parents had limitations so that’s in my genes. This is my lot in life.

        The objective isn’t to disprove these beliefs; nor is it to trace their origin. You can if you’d like to, but why waste the time retracing your steps through death valley. Life is too short. Move on. You’ve got to get to your amazing life, right?

        The objective is to Release Limiting Beliefs. Eject. Evict. Remove. KTHO - Kick ‘em The Hell Out from their home in your subconscious mind. They are thieves that have robbed you of your best life. They never served you well. Whatever does not serve your highest good has got to go.

You are simply saying,

  • I no longer believe this.
  • There is no truth to this.
  • This is no longer my truth.

Two Steps to Releasing Limiting Beliefs:

Step I: Three questions.

  1. What are the beliefs that have held me hostage throughout my life?  List them. 
  2. What am I going to do about it?
  3. When do I intend to begin?

 Step II: Life does not allow for a vacuum.

            As you, with deliberate focused aggression, release each limiting belief as you discover it, you must replace it with a life giving, positive affirmation.

If you want to change your life, you must do the work.

  

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Dr. Don From At 1/6/2020 9:41:59 PM

Excellent New Beginning! #2020NewDecadeNewYou #DrDon

 

 


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