At Kaibizzen, we define a belief as, “something I hold to be true for me right now”. This simple definition holds two important points. Firstly, beliefs are true to individual irrespective of what anyone else believes. Secondly, beliefs are changeable.
Think of your subconscious as a box of beliefs you brought into the world and have been diligently filling ever since. For better or for worse, this little black box inside our head creates all our external results. Neuroscience has proven that it is our subconscious beliefs not our conscious desires that give us the results in life we’ve got. So, if we consciously believe we can achieve something, but our results are different to what we anticipated, then we need to look at what specific belief or beliefs is now limiting us from achieving the life we truly want.
But how do you uncover beliefs you’re not consciously aware of?
It starts by looking at your results and the actions and behaviours you’re using that are giving you those results.
1. You must work hard to make money.
Most business owners have heard this or seen this by their well-meaning parents, friends, and society. Even though they may have really hated not seeing their mum or dad who were always at work, and they set some very conscious goals of getting home to their family, many go on to repeat the same behaviour that they so disliked about their parents.
2. I’m time busy, I don’t have enough money, support, experience, etc.
Some people may claim this is an excuse more than a belief. Nevertheless, when business owners say this, they genuinely believe it to be their truth.
3. I’m comfortable. It’s not about the money.
In our opinion, one of the greatest threats of achieving our own and our business’ fullest potential is comfort.
4. I’m not worthy. I don’t deserve it.
This also could be expressed in terms of I am not pretty, smart, fit, young, rich enough… the list goes on. Commonly, this is the limiting belief that underpins all other limiting beliefs.
Firstly, you need to understand what your limiting beliefs and focus on overcoming obstacles related to this.
Very simply, if there’s an area of your life where you’re not achieving what you want, then step one is simply acknowledging you have a limiting belief in a specific area of your life.
Secondly, you’ll need help to identify your limiting beliefs and where they’ve come from. You could engage a mentor, coach, or close friend (provided they’re able to operate objectively) to help you with this. A mentor should ask questions that you don’t want to ask yourself.
Thirdly, you must give yourself credit for your journey. Uncovering your limiting beliefs never ends, so you must acknowledge them each step of the way. Even if they’re small, you’re still deliberately moving forward and making a positive difference in your life.
If you’d like to know more about what limiting beliefs are holding you back from the life you truly want, contact us. We’d love to help you get the business and the life you deserve through our life business coaching services. At Kaibizzen we offer one on one business coaching to ensure you get the individualised support you need.
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