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Overcome Limiting Beliefs With This Powerful Plan Of Attack

Welcome back for my second post on limiting beliefs! This post is all about how to overcome limiting beliefs related to weight loss. If you haven’t yet, you may want to check out the first post in this two part series entitled, “21 Limiting Beliefs To Ditch For A Happier & Healthier 2021”. 

The first post gives an in-depth explanation of what limiting beliefs are, how they hold us back, and examples of some of the most common limiting beliefs that people face in their goals of losing weight, and becoming healthier and happier.

As a refresher, limiting beliefs are false or irrational negative thoughts that can hold us back from achieving our goals and living the life we dream of. 

Someone commented on my last post using the word “insidious” to describe limiting beliefs which I feel is the perfect word to describe them.

Insidious is defined as: “stealthily treacherous or deceitful, operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect”.

Limiting beliefs can be surprisingly easy to collect, and once we have a few they tend to attract more, like moths to a flame. They gradually accumulate under our radar until all of the sudden we become a hoarder of limiting beliefs, too scared to do anything but maintain the status quo.

The purpose of this second post is to give you a straight-forward plan of attack to overcome limiting beliefs by first making you aware of them, and then helping you conquer them so you can go on to achieve your goals and live a happier and healthier life.

How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Follow this straight-forward 5-step plan to retrain your brain to recognize limiting beliefs and replace them with more positive thought patterns so that you can successfully lose weight!

Step 1 – Become Aware Of Your Limiting Beliefs

The first step to overcome limiting beliefs is to build your awareness of them. You can’t fix a problem you don’t know you have. Like anything, it can take a little bit of practice to be able to recognize them. 

[See the first post in this series for 21 examples of common limiting beliefs.]

For the next few days or weeks, pay a little more attention to your thoughts and inner dialog (especially negative or irrational thought patterns) as you go through each day.

Limiting beliefs come in many different shapes and sizes. Oftentimes, the words we choose can give us hints about the limiting beliefs that we have. Listen for the following words:

  • “Can’t”, “don’t” and “won’t” – These are all negative words that can indicate limiting beliefs. Example: “I don’t have the time for _________.” or “I can’t do ________”.
  • “Should”, “must”, “have to” – These words indicate limiting beliefs which may have been imposed on us by family, culture, or religion. For example “I should put everyone else’s needs before my own.”
  • “I’m not _______ enough” – This sort of negative thinking indicates that you don’t think of yourself as a person who would be capable of something. For example, “I am not athletic enough.” or “I am not smart or motivated enough.”
  • “Always” or “never” – These words are extremes and are often limiting beliefs since it is rare something is always or never one way or another. For example, “I always fail at my goals.” or “I never finish anything I start.”
  • Telling the future – Another type of limiting belief is assuming you know how things will turn out. For example, “I am just going to fail again so why should I even try?”. 
  • Labeling or name calling – verbally beating yourself up is another indicator of limiting beliefs. For example: “I am such a loser.” or “I am lazy”.

As you are paying close attention to your thoughts, listen for these different words and situations and ask yourself, “Could this be a limiting belief?” 

As you discover your limiting beliefs try to catch yourself in the moment, as you are thinking these negative thoughts.

limiting beliefs about weight loss

Step 2 – Discover The Trigger(s) For Your Limiting Beliefs

Now that you know what your limiting beliefs around weight loss are, the next step to overcome limiting beliefs is to recognize and understand your triggers. Triggers are the situations that cause you to think those negative thoughts.

Pay attention to your thoughts for the next week or so, and make a note somewhere like your phone every time you have a limiting belief. 

When a limiting belief pops up, write down the following things:

  • The negative thought – What did you think?
  • What is happening at the time – Are you craving junk food? Did you miss your workout? Are you running late?
  • Feelings at the time – Are you tired, sad, hungry, bored, anxious etc.?
  • Where it happened – Were you at work, home, school, a friend’s house, the grocery store etc.?
  • Who you are with – Are you by yourself, with friends, co-workers, family etc.?

After you have made notes for a week or so, sit down and look for patterns. Do you want to snack every time you feel bored at home alone? Do you feel like a loser everytime you look at other people’s photos on Instagram? These patterns can give you a lot of information about your triggers. 

If you can, try to avoid these triggers. If you can’t avoid them, knowing your triggers can at least help you anticipate the negative thoughts so that they don’t throw you completely off track.

Step 3 – Consider The Consequences Of Your Negative Thoughts

Once you know what your limiting beliefs about weight loss and yourself are, and understand your triggers for these negative thoughts, the next step to overcome limiting beliefs is to consider how those negative thoughts affect you.

Ask yourself:

  • How would holding that limiting belief affect your attitude towards yourself and your weight loss goals?
  • How would it affect your behaviors?
  • Have your limiting beliefs caused negative consequences for you in the past?
  • If you continue to hold this limiting belief, how will it affect your weight loss goals and future?

As an example, let’s do a little thought experiment:

Imagine that you have a limiting belief that you are not smart which stemmed from the bad grades you got in school as a kid. 

Think about how believing that you were stupid might have affected your attitude towards the rest of your schooling and how you might choose to act based on that belief. Would you put in the effort if you believed you weren’t smart?

How would it affect your future? Would you choose to go to college? What about your career choices?

Now try this thought experiment for your own limiting beliefs so that you can realize how toxic they are, and how they have and will negatively affect your weight loss goals and quality of life.

To overcome limiting beliefs you must first realize that limiting beliefs are NOT facts.

Step 4 – Look At The Facts

Now that you know and can recognize your limiting beliefs and understand how harmful they can be to your weight loss goals and even happiness, it’s time to start overcoming them!

Limiting beliefs, by definition, are either false or irrational. It can be pretty natural to catastrophize a situation – to make a mountain out of a molehill as they say.

So to overcome limiting beliefs, it’s important to slow down and examine if what you are telling yourself is true and to put the situation in perspective.

To overcome limiting beliefs, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is what I am thinking true?
  • What are examples of times this belief didn’t hold true?
  • Am I blowing it out of proportion?
  • Am I making assumptions about things I couldn’t possibly know?

Let’s try another thought experiment to see what this would look like in practice:

For example, say you have a limiting belief that you might as well not even try to reach your weight loss goal because you always fail and you know that you’ll fail this time too.

To look at the facts, stop and ask yourself, “Is that true, do I ALWAYS fail?” Then do your best to prove that thought wrong. Come up with a list of as many examples of times in your life this negative belief wasn’t true and you succeeded.

Then, ask yourself, “Am I blowing the situation out of proportion?” It may be true that you have sometimes failed you weight loss goals in the past, but you haven’t always failed at everything, as your list will prove.

Finally, ask, “Am I making assumptions about things I couldn’t possibly know?” For example how would you know that any new attempts at losing weight would result in failure?

That is in the future, and unless you have a crystal ball, you really couldn’t know that until you tried to lose weight again.

See how that works? When you notice yourself having negative thoughts, stop and examine the truth of them by asking the 4 questions above.

Note that some questions will apply more in certain situations than others, but that the process of examining the facts can work for any limiting belief. And if you’re not sure whether your belief is true or realistic, don’t be afraid to do some research! 

Step 5 – Reframe Your Limiting Beliefs

The fifth and final step of the action plan for overcoming limiting beliefs is to reframe your negative thoughts to become more positive ones, and to make a habit of this.

However, reframing ONLY works, if the new thought is a realistic one.

For example, if you had the limiting belief that you were stupid but tried to reframe the thought that you are a genius or the smartest person in the world, it might seem a little unrealistic. Reframing thoughts only works if we can actually believe them.

See the table below for examples of how to reframe your limiting beliefs.

Limiting BeliefRealistic Reframed Thought
“I am stupid.”“Sometimes I struggle to focus and learn new things, but learning this new skill is important to me and I will put in the effort to make it work.”
“I’ve failed in the past, why would this time be any different?”“I have failed in the past, but I learned what I could from those mistakes, and am now better prepared to try again.”
“Diabetes runs in my family, there’s nothing I can do about it so I might as well enjoy my life while I’m here.”“My genetics make me susceptible to diabetes, so it’s even more important for me to do what I can to manage this disease with diet and exercise.”
“I’m lazy and I never follow through on things.”“In the past, I held negative beliefs that prevented me from putting forth my best effort. But now I know better and can push through when things get tough.”
“I missed a workout, I might as well give up on my weight loss goal.”“I had a bad day and missed my workout, but I learned from my mistake and will get back on the horse tomorrow.”
Examples of how to reframe your limiting beliefs.

When you first learn to reframe your thoughts it will take some time. But, like anything, the skill will become more natural with practice. Don’t be afraid to sit down and actually write down your reframed thoughts when you first start out.

Eventually, you will be able to train your brain so you can reframe your thoughts right in your head as they happen. After plenty of practice, those pesky negative thoughts will start to pop up less and less frequently and may even go away altogether. Imagine how liberating that will be!

Conclusion

Limiting beliefs can change how you see and think about yourself and the world in a way that makes it extremely difficult to reach your weight loss goals or even feel happy.

But don’t despair! It is possible to retrain your brain to see things more accurately so that you can stay positive and achieve your ideal weight.

To conquer your limiting beliefs and negative thoughts, follow this 5-step plan of attack:

  1. Become aware of your limiting beliefs.
  2. Discover the trigger(s) for your limiting beliefs.
  3. Consider the consequences of your negative thoughts.
  4. Look at the facts.
  5. Reframe your limiting beliefs.

If you’d like to see an example of how I overcame one of my own limiting beliefs – that I wasn’t capable of happiness – check out this post!

Are there any limiting beliefs that you would like to overcome? Have you ever overcome a limiting belief in the past? How did you do it?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences! Let’s continue the conversation in the comments below.

~Clarissa

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Author: clarissa.cabbage

Clarissa is a teacher, a coach, and an avid adventurer! Armed with a master's degree in Exercise and Wellness, she is on a mission to teach people how to build healthier habits that support the adventurous lifestyle of their dreams. There is nothing Clarissa is more passionate about than helping people get active and live their lives to the fullest!

83 Replies to “Overcome Limiting Beliefs With This Powerful Plan Of Attack

  1. This is a great exercise. While I have sat down and identified my limiting beliefs in the past, reframing my thinking in order to overcome them, I can honestly say that I’ve never considered my triggers. That’s a step that I have been skipping that I think could have a great impact on my success when all is said and done. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. You are welcome Britt! It sounds like you are ahead of the curve already realizing what you’re limiting beliefs are and being able to reframe them.

      I think that you’ll find the step about recognizing your triggers to be really useful. I find that it is often difficult to fully avoid the triggering situation, but just knowing what those triggers are helps us anticipate the negative thoughts so that we don’t spiral into negativity when they do happen. The anticipation of the trigger allows you to sort of “brace yourself” for the impact of the negative thoughts if that makes sense.

  2. The first step is the most important, like what you wrote here ”You can’t fix a problem you don’t know you have”; one should be aware of his own problem and accept it. Without accepting and recognizing it, he can’t even make some progress.

    Thank you for this wonderful article! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome Quin, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it and found it useful. Great point about not only knowing your limiting beliefs but accepting them. Sometimes it can be much easier to be in denial about these sort of things which only perpetuates the problem. Thanks so much for stopping by and giving this a read. Happy New Year!

  3. An excellent look at the powerful voice inside our head & how we can counter it for a more positive effect. I think the most important step is the reframing of limited beliefs. Create a new habit to counter those thoughts as soon as you hear yourself saying them. Instead of “I’ll never save enough money to retire” counter it with “I am maxing out my retirement account this year.”

    1. Yes, that’s a perfect example of reframing a limiting belief Kathy! You know I’ve got to admit that I am a little bit guilty of having limiting beliefs when it comes to retirement. That is definitely something I need to work on. For now I’m trying to get back on track to work towards aggressively paying down my student debt. I got thrown off track this year since I haven’t been working since early January due to my injury, but I plan to get back to it as soon as possible. For now I’ve been working hard to maintain an emergency fund. Thank you so much for your comment and contributing to the conversation. Happy New Year!

  4. Great post! I used to think negatively all the time and it definitely limited what I achieved. Now, I try to think positive affirmations and I feel like I achieve more and I am happier overall!

    1. That is so awesome to hear Ali! I used to be quite the negative thinker and well. But those small changes in thinking really add up overtime to improve our quality of life and happiness. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Happy New Year!

  5. Wow I love this post! I think it’s so important to tell yourself that you CAN do things, and I love that you’ve given some tricks and tips to tackle self-doubt. I think self-doubt is one of the biggest things I need to deal with next year, and so these are great strategies to follow x

    1. Thank you Eleanor! Self-doubt can absolutely be crippling. I hope this five-step process will help you to tackle that in 2021. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. Happy New Year!

  6. This is such an interesting post and you’ve mentioned some really helpful tips. I’m definitely guilty of using words such as can’t or won’t which really limits me. Its something I’m determined to work on in the new year.

    1. That sounds like a great goal Kelly! Mindset is definitely a habit and just like any other habit, it benefits from regular daily practice! Happy New Year and best of luck with your 2021 goals.

    1. I definitely agree that it is no easy task to overcome limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are habits of the mind and like any type of habit it takes consistent practice and effort and focus to build. Well it may not be easy it definitely is worth it. I am so happy to hear that you found the tips helpful. Happy New Year and best of luck with your goals this coming year!

  7. Step one is definitely acknowledging the presence of limiting beliefs. I know I have often ragged at myself for not understanding something as easily as others, or felt stupid for taking longer to get the hang of something new, so your wonderful examples of how to reframe those kind of negative thoughts connected with me!

    Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year. 🙂

    1. Happy New Year to you Jaya! I’m so glad that you found the reframing examples to be helpful. It can be so easy to get in the habit of beating ourselves up when things don’t come easily as we think they should, especially when we look around and see other people picking it up faster than us. I’ve definitely been there, But once you can recognize that you’re doing it, you can start to reframe those thoughts. Thanks so much for reading and best of luck with your goals in 2021!

    1. Happy New Year to you as well Molly! I’m glad you found this post helpful. I like to do a reset prior to the new year, And I think examining our limiting beliefs can be so helpful. Thanks so much for reading and best of luck with your goals in the coming year.

  8. This post is a great one, Clarissa! Step 2 is so important! Earlier this year, I made a vow to take out the unwanted/unneeded negativity and it’s triggers in my life and it’s helped me so much! I feel like I can fully trust myself and my capabilities 🙂

    1. That’s a great goal Lynn and I’m so happy to hear that it worked out for you, that’s awesome! The triggers are definitely something pay attention to and avoid if possible. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us here and Happy New Year!

  9. Wonderful post. Limiting beliefs can be so difficult to deal with. I’m under no illusions that they’ve kept me from doing so much throughout my life. And where they came from? Who knows. Possibly my childhood.

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the post Nyxie, thank you! I think pretty much everybody has at least some limiting beliefs to some extent. But you’re right they can definitely be difficult to overcome. I hope this five-step process we’ll make it a little easier to finally get rid of these. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and Happy New Year!

  10. Such an insightful post! We truly make this f
    Alse assumptions which eventually convert into beliefs. I have an upcoming post which is similar to this piece.
    Great job!

    1. Thank you Jodie, I’m glad you found the post so helpful! Reframing definitely take some practice but it’s such a useful life skill. Thanks so much for reading and best of luck with all your goals in 2021!

  11. Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed this post and really great exercise to try and reframe your mind to look at the positives rather than the negatives. This is definitely a post that I’ll keep coming back to in the new year, I’m sure! Thank you so much for sharing, I think this is going to help me a lot!

    1. Aw it makes my day to hear that Hannah I hope that it can help you make a difference in your thought patterns. Reframing is a game-changer once you’ve got it down. Practice makes perfect with that one for sure. Happy New Year!

  12. One of the best motivational posts I’ve ever read, just fantastic and so much detail on how to implement real changes…. I’m so glad I read this post!

  13. Definitely love this post! This blog about limiting beliefs is in-depth, specific, and true, just like the last one. Your steps are easy to understand and fantastic. As you said, since limiting beliefs are easy to collect to your mind, one must attack the problem first-hand. Where are all these beliefs coming from? And you actually have to ask yourself, is it true? Introspection is the key! Thank you so much! Lucky to be reading this on the first day of the year 2021.

    http://www.lifebeginsattwenty.com

    1. aw thank you so much Monique, I’m so happy to hear that the timing worked out well for you. I think it’s kind of an appropriate exercise to do at the beginning of the year so that we can set ourselves up for success with a positive mindset in the coming year. And I definitely agree that introspection is very important when it comes to realizing your limiting beliefs. Thanks so much for stopping by to read this and Happy New Year!

  14. This is such a helpful, well laid out post, Clarissa! Limiting beliefs can be so detrimental to our well-being. While I’ve overcome a number through the years, there are still some hanging around that I will keep working on. Some that I’ve been able to overcome were to do with other people’s opinions of me. It’s amazing how powerful words from caretakers, teachers, or others in authority over us can be. And so important to detangle their negative limiting beliefs of us from what is actually true.

    1. I couldn’t agree more Alison! It is so true that other people’s words and opinion of us especially if they come from people we care about or look up to can have a huge effect on us down the road. I believe that everybody has limiting beliefs to some extent. I am so glad to hear that you were able to shake some of yours. I think we’re in the same boat there in that I’ve overcome some and then there are still some that I’m aware of but I’m constantly working on. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and adding to the conversation here. Wishing you the very best in 2021!

    1. I would agree that we’ve all got limiting beliefs Renata. It can sometimes be hard to admit it, but we can’t overcome them until we do. Thank you for stopping by and giving this a read. Happy New Year!

  15. This is such a brilliant post – thoroughly enjoyed reading it! I’ve been trying really hard to give myself the chance to take up opportunities unstead of running away from them and sometines you just haave to do it. Not give yourself any time to counteract yourself. The whole reframing everything really helps. It’s difficult to do, but you have demonstrated it so well! Will be sharing this with my friends 😊

  16. I am saving this for a bad day, when I will be doubting all I can do and put can’t and won’t in first place instead of trying.
    Thank you for sharing this, it is a piece of blogging I have never found anywhere. xx

    1. I am glad I was able to introduce you to a new concept Simona! Our limiting beliefs can definitely be much more noticeable on bad days as you say. I hope this will come in handy for those occasions. Thank you for reading and happy New Year!

  17. Really interesting post. I’ve learnt to deal with triggers like negative thoughts, but reading the post actually made me think about the team I coach and how I could help limit their negativity at times. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so happy to found hear that you found this interesting Graham, and that it sparked some ideas for how you could use this information as a coach to help your team. Hockey, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Graham, and Happy New Year!

  18. Happy New Year!! Love these different steps you have outlined precisely on overcoming limiting beliefs. There are so many key words we need to avoid – I think framing our mindsets to something more positive will get us through even better. I like that you mention about triggers. We need to think about what we are doing to ourselves that holds us back. I always found writing down your thoughts being helpful because everything is in front of you. Thanks for sharing these tips! Have a great 2021!!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

    1. Thank you so much for the well wishes Nancy Happy 2021 to you as well! I definitely agree that writing down your thoughts as well as your triggers can be a super informative activity. A lot of times the thoughts run through our heads so fast and we never stop or slow down to question them. But writing them down forces us to look at them and think about them and ask if they’re really true. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and adding to the conversation!

    1. Happy New Year Lisa! I think we all have these limiting beliefs to some extent. There’s some that I’ve been able to get over and there’s others that I am constantly working on, for example perfectionism is a big one for me. It can definitely be a slow process but the good news is that any progress seems to make a world of difference.

  19. I love this post Clarissa. I feel like everyone has had limiting beliefs at one point or the other. We never ask for limiting beliefs but they somehow find their way into our mind. These are all great ways to overcome limiting beliefs. I’ll sure put these into practice whenever I have limiting beliefs. Thanks for feeding us with such great information.
    Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour

    1. You are very welcome Ruth It’s my pleasure. I’m so glad to hear that you found this useful. I absolutely agree that pretty much every person alive has at least one limiting belief. Thank you for reading and best of luck with your goals in the new year!

  20. “…We become a hoarder of limiting beliefs, too scared to do anything but maintain the status quo.” I love that. So well said and so true.
    I’m so glad that you pointed out how the words we use can drive limiting beliefs. And it’s wonderful that provided examples.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and found the examples helpful Miche Anne! It’s sometimes surprising how powerful the words that we choose to use can be isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by, and happy New Year to you!

  21. I love this post! Just this new year I told myself I wont be too hard on myself anymore, in fact I tweeted about it 😂, and as I was reading this I realize it was an example of a limiting belief that I need to reframe. I absolutely love the step by step guide but I know reframing is easier said than done, and to actually maintain that mindset is also challenging, but with this post I got really high hopes that I’ll be able to overcome it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! 😊✨

    1. You are so welcome Elle! I am happy to hear that it raised your hopes some! I definitely agree that it’s a long road to overcome a limiting beliefs. In fact there are some for example my perfectionism that I’ve been working on for years and might always be working on. But the good news about limiting beliefs is that any progress makes a big difference. For example just being able to recognize them and knowing how to question them and challenge them has made a big difference for me. So while the thoughts might not totally disappear I’ve definitely made some serious progress. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and experience Elle, and I hope you have an amazing 2021!

  22. I heart this post after the year we have been through its easy to limit oneself… this year we really need to adapt and stop holding ourselves back
    Cheers
    ~B

    1. It definitely was a rough year wasn’t it Beaton? As you said this kind of year that can limiting beliefs build up if we aren’t careful. Thank you so much for stopping by to give this a read and happy New Year!

    1. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the post Deborah! I agree that we need more than just theory but an actual how-to step-by-step plan. I try and give all my posts some actionable tips so that my readers can walk away with steps towards making the change that they desire. Thank you for stopping by and reading the blog, Happy New Year!

  23. This is an amazing article. I think one of the issues is that to overcome limiting beliefs we have to know they are there. You gave such a good outline for catching them. For me, increasing my self-awareness and self-noticing is key. Once I see them, I’m good getting rid of them, but I notice that the ones that want to survive are so good at hiding themselves from me.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the article Zoe! I definitely agree that recognizing limiting beliefs can be a bit tricky at first. As you mentioned they can be pretty good at hiding themselves. I’m glad to hear that the list of things to look out for was helpful to you hopefully they’ll allow you to find some of those sneaky little limiting beliefs. Happy New Year and best of luck with all your goals in 2021!

  24. Glad I learned these things early on in life, which always helped me achieve what seemed to be unachievable. It’s always great to read a piece like this to keep it fresh in mind.

    ~Aloha

  25. What a great post! Shocking to think that sometimes, it is just the terminology we have in our head that stops us believing. A positive mental attitude can only get us so far if we won’t allow any progress!

    1. Thank you Sophia I’m glad that you enjoyed the post! It can sometimes be surprising how much effect a few little words have on us isn’t it? But we’re good at believing the stories we tell ourselves. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy New Year!

  26. Love this post! I’m working on believing BIG this year. I liked the tip about watching your words, I definitely need to do better with this. Encouraging words!

    1. Watching your words is a great place to start recognizing limiting beliefs. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post Crystal. Encouraging words is a great goal for 2021. Happy New Year!

    1. That’s awesome Christopher! Yes it will definitely be very important to overcome limiting beliefs for such a mentally and physically challenging task. I’m glad that you found this post helpful. And best of luck with Everest, how exciting!

  27. Such a helpful post that makes for a great start to the year. Changing our outlook on things and especially ourselves is so important as I sometimes find it hard to see a positive in all the negatives. So it’s a great way to start thinking differently. Thanks so much!

    1. You are very welcome Laila, my pleasure. The way you think about yourself and your abilities has such a huge impact on your behaviors, so it’s I think it’s kind of nice to do a bit of reflection this time of year to make sure you set yourself up to be able to achieve your goals. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog.

  28. Nothing that hasn’t been said on here already, but this is an excellent post, and one that I really needed to read. I’ve only recently started to notice this idea of limiting beliefs, and seeing them in myself. And I love that you’re going all the way in and asking what we can actually do with them to de-limit ourselves.

    PS it’s getting to be so much work to scroll all the way to the bottom of your comments to add a new one! 🙂 congrats, and great work with all the community-building you’re doing around here!

    1. De-limit, that’s a pretty great word Sam! I think it’s a keeper! The steps that I’ve laid out here are a part of cognitive behavioral coaching as guided by the Cognitive behavioral theory. If you aren’t familiar, I think you’d really like it!

      And thank you about the community building! I do try, but yes I’ve noticed it’s gotten rather annoying to comment! 🤷 I’ve been trying to find a comment plugin that can maybe only show the… Say 10 most recent comments? But haven’t really found anything like that yet. I think it must exist somewhere though!

  29. Such a great post! Great timing to read this as well. New year always feels like a little bit of a fresh start and a good time for a mindset shift. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Toma, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And yes I’d agree a little mindset tune up will make it a lot easier to achieve those new goals. Happy New Year and thanks for reading!

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