“Limiting Beliefs” And How To Overcome Them:
Building self esteem and overcoming limiting beliefs is at the heart of all real success. More than ever, folks are looking to answer the question “How do I identify and overcome limiting beliefs? Limiting beliefs are those beliefs that are holding us back from achieving our goals and our potential, often at a subconscious level. Here’s the thing about limiting beliefs: it can be incredibly difficult to identify what they are and move through them towards our full potential.
Limiting beliefs are defined as beliefs about the world or your own self that are holding you back from achieving your potential.
For example, perhaps you have always wanted to start a business. For years, you have played around with the idea of creating a Podcast or YouTube channel but you cannot find the confidence inside yourself to get started. What is at the root of this poor self esteem? Oftentimes, limiting beliefs such as “I’m not good enough”… “I don’t deserve success”… “I will not figure out how to succeed”… and so on.
Limiting beliefs are poisonous. They are holding back the next level of human evolution. If you have read Charles Eisenstein’s book “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible” then you have probably heard of the idea of Consensus Reality. This theory details the idea that the world is only the way that it is because our species collectively believes that this is how things need to be. In other words, war and famine only continue to exist because our species collectively believes that this must continue. In a sense, we have limiting beliefs at the collective level. Following this train of thought: it is our moral and ethical obligation to overcome our own personal limiting beliefs so that we can contribute to the collective mind and move the human species into a more beautiful future (how’s that for a bold statement?)
Before we dive into HOW to overcome limiting beliefs, let’s discuss WHY it is so important.
Limiting Beliefs Hold Back Innovation.
Overcoming limiting beliefs is a popular topic in the entrepreneur community. Whether you are listening to Tony Robbins or Grant : , there are hundreds of examples of accomplished entrepreneurs who discuss the importance of improving mindset, building self esteem, and imaging greater possibilities. This concept is at the heart of Napoleon Hill’s landmark book “Think And Grow Rich”.
Why is it so important for entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs? If we examine the way world economy functions, we begin to understand how integral entrepreneurs become to moving the species into a healthier future. Why is this the case? Imagine if Bill Gates had never created Microsoft because he did not believe it was possible. Think about how our daily lives would be if Henry Ford did not invent automobiles because he did not believe himself worthy of success. What about if Elon Musk never dared to create SpaceX because he thought it would never work?
Entrepreneurs are driving forward the evolution of the species. When it comes to creating innovating ideas and introducing these to the world, entrepreneurs require a ton of belief in themselves, their idea, and the world itself. All great innovations begin as a powerful belief in an entrepreneur’s own ability and the world in general.
Evan Carmichael is a driving force in helping entrepreneurs believe in themselves.
Evan hosts one of the top YouTube channels in the entrepreneur community to help aspiring and accomplished entrepreneurs create a healthier mindset and increase their belief.
If the human species is going to thrive and survive, we are going to need powerful entrepreneurs who maintain a powerful sense of belief in themselves, their ideas, and the world in which they live.
Evan helps people overcome limiting beliefs, create a stronger mind, and achieve their potential.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien podcast, Evan and I talk about the power of overcoming limiting beliefs and the importance of this mission. There are millions of people in the world who have potential to create massive change and our modern world needs these individuals more than ever before.
Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential key to the formula of how we can move our species into something healthier, stronger, and more capable of change. Enjoy this episode and do something today to change your beliefs about yourself, your world, and your own potential.
Entrepreneurship Builds Self Esteem:
Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential part of becoming an entrepreneur. Indeed, oftentimes it is a powerful exercise to just get started! Even if your YouTube channel or Podcast goes nowhere, the act of getting started and creatively expressing yourself is an incredible way to begin identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs that hold back your life in general. However, nowadays, there are more than enough ways to ensure that your project succeeds and truly makes the impact in the world you know is possible.
On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I’m talking to the great and powerful Miles Beckler. Miles and his wife Melanie are the masterminds behind Ask-Angels, one of the top brands in the spirituality niche. Miles also hosts his own YouTube channel and website where he helps entrepreneurs learn digital marketing skills in order to achieve financial freedom through a lifestyle business.
Building a business can be an intense process of spiritual growth. On this show, we talk about the process of overcoming limiting beliefs through the journey of creating multiple online businesses that Miles has experienced. We also are going to hear about Miles’ spiritual growth and his own personal process of destroying limiting beliefs as he marches towards ever larger goals.
Want to learn from Miles Beckler more personally? Miles just launched a mastermind group. This is an online membership where I am personally receiving massive value from the content and coaching. If you are looking to overcome limiting beliefs, grow your digital business, and achieve your goals, I highly recommend checking out Miles Beckler’s Mastermind.
In this Podcast, Miles mentions a video that he created about the power of the subconscious mind. Want to check out that video? You can watch it here on Miles’ YouTube channel. This is an outstanding summary on how Miles has overcome limiting beliefs in his life and built a more abundant mindset particularly around money. When it comes to overcoming limiting beliefs and switching from a scarcity to abundance mindset, this is a great video with some outstanding tips. Check it out:
In the interview above, Miles mentions two separate occasions when wealthy Europeans donate large amounts of money towards wildlife conservation. As our species evolves and we continue to come to grips with the idea that we are not separate from the planet, more folks will begin to believe that it is possible to save the world. If you want to read more about this topic, click here or click here!
Limiting Beliefs Undermine Your Goals
Why should you worry so much about overcoming limiting beliefs?
Limiting beliefs hold us back subconsciously from reaching our goals.
Have you ever set a goal and then not succeeded? Have you ever failed to keep a New Years Resolution? Have you ever spent time with a coach, counselor, or significant other and really dialed in some goals, only to fail yet again? Why does this keep happening?
From what I have experienced, limiting beliefs are the chief enemy of our goals. Oftentimes, when we are not achieving our goals, it can be confusing to determine why this might be the case. It is difficult to see how we can continue to fail and keep ourselves in a negative cycle of repeating the same patterns over and over. When this is the case, we forget to see how our limiting beliefs might be at work. We forget that our limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world are sneaky: they hide in plain sight, hidden in “reasons” that sound more logical to our minds.
Have you ever failed a goal related to your health? These are all too common in our world. Why is this the case?
Oftentimes we fail because we lack a certain level of determination. When we set a goal and strive to turn it into reality, we are placing a level of faith and trust in ourselves and in the method. In the case of establishing healthy diet and exercise habits, we are trusting that these methods (whatever they are) will work. We are holding to faith that our efforts that must consistently happen over long periods of time will ultimately yield results. We will not see results overnight. When it comes to building real strength, conditioning, and overall health, we will oftentimes experience an up-and-down cycle inside our heads that pull us around.
Here’s the thing: it can be difficult to stick to this course because there are many distractions in our world. Ultimately, deep in our minds, we probably KNOW that it takes a lot of time, consistency, and effort to see the ultimate result we are looking to achieve. However, it can be easy to get distracted and pulled away from this path because we watch a new video that convinces us we need to try a different workout method, a new “superfood”, a new supplement, etc. etc… Why do we fall for these tricks?
On the other side of the coin, we oftentimes fall off the bandwagon for a few days and then find it difficult to get back on. Why is this the case? We KNOW that there will always be ups-and-downs on the pathway to success. Subconsciously (or even consciously) we are completely aware that the path to ultimate success and fulfillment will not be a straight and linear path. Why do we fail to get back on the bandwagon when the inevitable peaks and valleys make themselves known?
Limiting beliefs. In my experience with improving my life, losing weight, implementing healthy habits, starting businesses, martial arts, and more, I have found that it all comes back to limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world.
These are the poisonous thoughts that burry themselves in our subconscious mind, just below our levels of awareness.
They hide under logical “reasons” that we tell ourselves… Going back to our weight-loss example: when we deviate from our path and pursue some “get-fit-quick” scheme that we secretly KNOW is never going to work, we are doing so because we subconsciously believe that we do not deserve to succeed. We hold a limiting belief in the depths of our mind that says “It is not possible for my plan to work because I am not able to succeed in this direction… Therefore, I should follow this guru’s advice and try this alternate method”… This is how we end up cycles of bouncing between workout plans, diet routines, and more.
Limiting beliefs hide themselves. For example, if you are continuing to fail to start a business that could one day replace your 9-5 job, you might be telling yourself “there isn’t enough time in the day to make this happen”. When you get home from work, you might gauge your energy levels and assess that “I don’t have the energy to do this”. In your mind, this is quite logical, right? If you tire yourself out at night and sleep poorly, you might not be able to perform at peak capacity at your 9-5 job tomorrow. If you lose that job, you could lose everything! Therefore, you logically reason your way into never getting started on that business.
Here’s the kicker though: you are being haunted by some limiting beliefs that keep many folks trapped in lives they hate.
Limiting beliefs like “I’m not good enough to figure it out”… “I am not made like those who succeed”… “Successful people are better than me”… “I cannot figure it out”… “I’m not creative enough to find a way”… All of these are limiting beliefs that steal our happiness and rob us of the experience we could enjoy as humans.
Here’s the truth: to make a real impact on the world and change your life, it takes commitment. It takes a level of trust in yourself and your own abilities. It requires faith in the processes that have given success to others. More than anything, it necessitates that you believe that you can be successful. In order to make a lasting commitment to yourself and your goals, you must believe that you can ultimately succeed, that you deserve success, that you are made like those who succeed, and that your work will pay off down the road.
There is no “get rich quick” or “get fit quick” scheme that actually works… Anyone telling you differently is lying.
Real life changing results require a commitment.
How do you get started changing your limiting beliefs? The first step is identifying what is holding you back. If you have not already, I put together a Free Course on how to identify the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. You can get that course by clicking here.
Resolve to not be a slave to your limiting beliefs. You can make a change in your life that will echo through history. Make it so. You owe it to yourself to overcome limiting beliefs and create a better life for yourself, for your family, and for the species.