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Breaking Through Your
Self Limiting Beliefs

by Kevin Hogan


Page 4

Belief: The Foundation of Your Life

Beliefs and Goal Setting and Success Your beliefs are the foundation upon which your entire life rests. Much of this foundation was formed through childhood conditioning, the experiences you've had during the course of your life, and the conclusions you've drawn as a result of them.

Every action (or non-action) you've taken during your lifetime has been encouraged or discouraged by these beliefs.

Beliefs are typically created quickly, and then rapidly reinforced.

And, of course, most of the situations in your life are a result of your actions (or inactions).

In order to begin pushing your limits and increasing your potential, you need to examine the beliefs you have about your limitations. You've started the process by making a list of your most obvious perceived limitations, but in order to effectively and permanently change them, you'll need to challenge them and actively work on expanding your concept of what is possible.

Whether you realize it or not, you've got a certain internal "set point" where you think your capabilities stop in any given arena.

These set points can vary according to the intensity of your beliefs and they may be different for different activities.

For example, you might know that you are good at one activity but feel you stink at another.

(and that can be darned useful if true!)

It can be helpful to examine the reasons WHY you feel this way, because quite often your limiting beliefs hold no substance whatsoever.

  • Maybe someone you looked up to, told you that you were too weak to be great at sports, so you never bothered to find out.

  • Or your friend laughed at your artwork and you decided it was a stupid hobby anyway.

(I laughed at my own artwork and realized it was a stupid hobby for me....)

It's bad enough when other people set limitations for us, but the problem is compounded when we begin doing it ourselves.

What happens is that so many people have told you that you are not capable of much of anything so you decide your are disabled...or dis-capabled.

I hate the word, "disability." Perhaps you will join me in using a more productive term, "handicap."

The prefix "dis" is a loaded message that says, "NOT" to the brain.

Handicap is simple. It means you are missing a puzzle piece...not the entire puzzle.

Imagine the guy in a wheel chair.

That isn't a disability. It's a handicap. A handicap is something that is acknowledged and is taken into account in some competition....

...like golf.

In competitive sports, it's factored in the point spread.

Teams don't quit competing because they are underdogs.

And how many people in America have "disabilities?"

Too dang many.

Lots of people in wheelchairs operate million dollar companies.

That's not a disability, it's a disadvantage. (And some even argue against that!)

People are told something, and they start to believe it.

...that they can't do X.

What a shame this is!

Do you see the pattern of destruction and the dimmed potential that results from it? For most of us, it takes only ONE negative experience to start an avalanche of massive proportions. Of course, it doesn't usually happen quickly but is rather the result of years of gradually decreasing belief in ourselves....from lots of avalanches.

Before we go any further, it's important to understand that your limiting beliefs were FORMED, sometimes by others in your life and sometimes by you.

Mold Your Own Beliefs Either way, they can be unformed, smashed, rolled into a ball and re-formed into something else entirely - just like a lump of clay. Your beliefs are malleable and flexible!

Key Point: Beliefs feel like "facts", but they are simply thoughts that have gained strength and solidity because of sheer repetition on your part.

When you really start to get this, it becomes very exciting!

Suddenly a whole new world opens up to you, a world in which just about anything is possible.


How do limitations affect your potential?



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