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By: Andrew Greenberg
The first step in overcoming self-limiting beliefs is to explore the possibility of accepting yourself, even with this belief. At first, this may seem counter-intuitive. Trust me, I thought the same thing when I too was dealing with emotional stress that I would later discover was coming from the way I was thinking.
After we begin to take a more accepting view of ourselves, we will begin to discover that these limiting beliefs are based on a “false” idea that we assign to ourselves of having limitations in the first place. When we think in this negative way, it sets you forth on a path of needing to fulfill or confirm this these limitations as truth. We are limit free and boundless in what we can achieve. Beginning to recognize this as absolute truth will help us to shift how we perceive the so-called limitations in our lives as merely the way things look at present, without judgment, and not the way they have to be. Then, we can ask ourselves the most important question of all, “What is it that I really, really want out of life?”
Changing our perspective from what’s wrong with me or with this situation, to how do I want to feel or behave, or what would I like to have happen in my life, will create a sense of inner control and empowered strength for us that will help restore peace, tranquility, and focused awareness. Then, negative emotional states can be resolved and accepted as simply feelings we are experiencing and nothing more. Damaged or dysfunctional relationships can be healed, and new capabilities can be discovered. Remember, you have limitless potential within. Life is the process of discovering this potential.