Breaking Through Your
Self Limiting Beliefs
by Kevin Hogan
The problem with the vitamin project was simple. You created an absolutely limited life. You have one marketing tool (you) and you have no strategy to build loyalty. You have no real competitive advantage because Vitamin X is really the same as Vitamin Y. The business model is as old as dinosaur tracks and it generally has the same result that the dinosaurs did...
Instead? Do something that you will want to do every single day.
Limiting yourself by neglecting the likely outcomes is big, but Self
Sabotaging your Self in other ways is an even larger problem.
Persistent Doubts About Ourselves....
Luckily, most of your current self-limitations are easily identified as
helpful or harmful. We need only spend some time examining them
and decide which we want to keep and which we want to discard.
Take a moment to think about your own perceived limitations.
What do you believe you can't do, yet?
What do you believe you'll NEVER be able to do?
Why do you think so?
Seriously. Answer the questions.
Even if you make a lot of nickels every year, still play the game
...it's only your life after all....
If these concepts seem vague and you're not sure what your own
perceived limitations are, take some time to write them down.
Try phrases like this:
"I can't ___________ because___________."
Fill in the blanks, and don't hold anything back.
Nobody else will read this.
Even if one of your ideas seems ridiculous and you logically
know it isn't true, yet your gut confirms it's a strong belief
you hold, write it down anyway.
Once you've identified as many of your limiting beliefs as you
can; take a closer look at them. Are any of them hopelessly
impossible, or do they just feel that way?
"I want to be an NBA Basketball Star?"
"I can't be an NBA Basketball Star because I'm 5'3" and 41 years old."
Two obvious limitations. LET GO OF THIS KIND OF STUFF. Doubt is VERY
important here. You should doubt this because you physically can't
Here's some useful questions to ask yourself.
There are no right or wrong answers here, only what you
honestly think and feel. Now set your list aside (we'll be
looking at it again later in this series of articles).
- Have other people been able to
accomplish something that you want to accomplish?
- Have you accomplished anything in the past that was difficult?
- How did you overcome the obstacles you faced?
- Could you apply the same process to any goal?
Deep beliefs go deeper...
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