6 Tips on How to Let Go of Your Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Success

I was in my office, staring at my computer screen, trying to figure out how the hell I spread the message for my non-profit and how I make it easy to understand. I’d worked on this for months, technically years, as far as the conceptualization of it, and it still wasn’t where I wanted it to be. I was stuck.

Then it hit me – maybe the answer wasn’t in more work or research. Perhaps the answer was inside of me all along.

I closed my laptop and walked around the yard (I live on a few acres). As I wandered, I started to think about what got me to this point. And it wasn’t more hustle or more complicated work. It was a change in perspective that allowed me to see things differently.

That’s when it hit me – if I wanted to go to the next level, I needed a new perspective—a new level of consciousness.

So I decided to take a step back and look at things differently. And when I did, everything shifted – including my success potential.

We all have them. That little voice in the back of our heads that tells us we’re not good enough, that we can’t do it, that we’re not worthy of success. But what if I told you that those voices are nothing more than learned behaviors and patterns of thinking that we’ve picked up throughout our lives? And what if I told you that you have the power to change those patterns, break free from your limiting beliefs, and achieve success on your terms? Here are six tips for doing just that.

1. Acknowledge your beliefs.

The first step is to become aware of the thoughts and beliefs holding you back. 

What are you telling yourself about your abilities, worthiness, and chances of success? Whatever it is, ask yourself if the circumstances support your conclusions. And if not, why do you continue to believe them? Then, challenge your assumptions and replace them with a more positive message. You deserve to live a fulfilling and joyful life just as much as anyone else. The only thing standing in your way is your negative thinking. For every negative thought, think of 3 positive ones to counteract them. If your mind is full of negative thoughts, it is not because of something wrong with you. It’s because you are listening to and believing those negative thoughts.

Make note if the thoughts trigger emotions or even physical discomfort acknowleging is the first step but it isn’t the end all. The more awareness you have the more detailed map you have to menuver you through life. 

2. Where do your beliefs come from?

Our beliefs are often based on past experiences or the opinions of others. Maybe you were told growing up that you were never good at math, so you stopped trying. Or perhaps a past relationship has left you unworthy of love, so you’ve closed yourself off to the possibility of finding someone new. It’s important to remember that our experiences do not define us—we define ourselves.

3. Challenge your beliefs.

Just because you’ve believed something for a long time doesn’t make it true. Start by asking yourself if there’s any evidence to support your belief. When you have a long-held belief, it can be hard to let go. After all, you’ve been holding onto that belief for a long time. But if you cannot provide any evidence to back up your belief, it might be time to let go. You could start by examining your belief.

  • What makes it true?
  • Is there a different way of looking at it?
  • What are some alternate explanations?

If you don’t have any evidence, it may be time to let go of your belief.

4. Reframe your beliefs.

Once you’ve identified and challenged your limiting beliefs, it’s time to start reframing them into something more positive and empowering. For example, instead of believing “I’m not good enough,” try reframing it as “I’m doing my best, and I’m worthy of love and respect.”

5. Practice self-compassion.

When you make a mistake, be understanding and forgiving instead of being hard on yourself. Talk to yourself like you would talk to a friend who made the same mistake. Be gentle with yourself as you’re working through this process. Change takes time and effort, so cut yourself slack if you are slipping back into old thinking patterns.

6. Surround yourself with supportive people

The people we spend time with can reinforce our limiting beliefs or help us challenge and reframe them. Choose wisely and surround yourself with people who will build you up instead of tear you down.

You know the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” Well, that’s only partially true. You can teach an old dog new tricks, but first, you must help them unlearn the old ones.

See, most of us get to where we are today because of our limiting beliefs. We believe that we’re not good enough, or not smart enough, or don’t deserve it. And so we work hard and hustle and try to prove ourselves wrong.

But what if I told you that all those beliefs were lies? That you are good enough, smart enough, and deserving of success? Would you let go of those beliefs and try something new?

It’s not going to be easy. It’ll take time, effort, and a lot of willingness to change your mindset. But once you do, the sky is the limit.

Nothing will make you feel more fulfilled than living according to your core values and principles. What are the things that matter most to you? Once you know what they are, please commit yourself to live by them daily. You’ll be amazed at how much happier and more satisfied you’ll feel! 

These six tips are just a starting point for helping you identify and let go of your limiting beliefs. Remember, changing long-standing thinking patterns takes time and effort, but it is possible. You are worthy of success, no matter what anyone else has told you.

One last thing I have that you may want to check out is my self love mirror mediation exercise. You’d be surprised how much how you feel about yourself in terms of self love, affects your limiting beliefs.

Helping Humans Human.

Intuitive Mentor. Irreverent. Mindset Maverick.

I am the founder of a non-profit venture and a long-time entrepreneur. My number one focus is to help humans human in a candid, heartfelt way. I’m not a mindset or spiritual teacher; I want to help you out of the box, not put you inside another.

I specialize in emotions tied to the feelings of our inner selves, the key to creating and maintaining happiness. I am passionate about helping women and men tune into their inner being and live a life they love.

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