Dump a limiting belief – the answer came to me just as I was about to go to bed on one of those tired nights…
Think of it, many a time it doesn’t matter what exactly that limiting belief is or how it exactly came about, the important 2 things are, you acknowledge it is a limiting belief and you are willing to change the way you think.
It isn’t difficult for generally-positive people to control and adjust their (once-in-a-while) limiting-belief if they do not live with an in-built dictionary of limiting beliefs. (at this point, you are probably thinking that it will need to take a lot of work to shift someone who has an encyclopedia of limiting beliefs.) In fact no, we do not have to deal with the individual beliefs in that encyclopedia. It is the system that needs a tweak! All we have to do is to interrupt their relationship with their habits of forming limiting beliefs. Instilling a new positive belief in each specific context wouldn’t be as effective because this is a habit-the core of the issue. How they perceive is the result of a negative-thinking habit.
So, how to dump it?
Here, we are talking about change. Any change is about a behaviour or a perception. Mind and body are one, When you make new positive meaning, you change and improve your behavior. Alternatively, when you improve on your behavior, you make new positive meaning.
Now we know, it is all about how we choose to perceive. How do we change the way we perceive? By reframing. One simple and effective way is to pen down your limiting-belief statement. If it is a limiting belief, it is definitely negatively stated. So, we simply have it positively stated and give it a new meaning!
e.g. “Most of the time, I scored less than 80% for Math tests and it should be the same for the coming one”
After positively stating it (reframing) : “There were actually times I scored more than 80% for my Math tests, let’s see if I can get it if I work a little harder now.”
When you say you can, you can. When you say you can’t, you can’t – Henry Ford
And by saying either of this, your brain has already been wired towards what was first said to yourself.
And next … ?
What’s next after reframing? To make the change sustainable, the gain must outweigh the pain. When you visualise that gain, the pain will no longer be a pain because, subconciously your mind would be moving towards achieving the gain. Who would want pain over gain?
And the last thing following that visualisation? An immediate installation of the ‘Change Belief’ :
– Something MUST Change
– I CAN Change
– It Must Change NOW
No long lists of procedures or rocket science methods. Just change the way you think and the only thing to do is, reframe your outlook. Keep doing it till you no longer need to reframe.
– A simple yet powerful self-mastery.
You just need 1 success story to make that change sustainable because, SUCCESS BEGETS SUCCESS!
–> Pen the belief statement
–> Reframe – positively stated
–> Visualise the gain (that outweighs the pain)
–> Install the new ‘Change Belief’
–> Repeat the above 4 steps everyday
It doesn’t cost you a single cent. Put your will in it and see the gains of your achievements.