Today, I won’t be telling you how to achieve your goals because before you do that you have to take a look at what is preventing you from achieving them.
Have you ever asked yourself- what is stopping you from achieving the things you want?
First of all, these are just limiting beliefs we bring onto ourselves and about the world. This is not what I am going to be talking about today. Today I want to tell you about your beliefs, they don’t give you strength or take it away.
Before starting on your goals, how many time shave you thought the following things:
– This won’t work anyway I don’t have enough strength
– I’m not smart enough
– I never have enough time
– I’m not attractive enough
– You can’t trust people
These are just some of the things you may be thinking, that are effectively preventing you from trying to achieve the life you want and deserve.
Who would you be without these beliefs? What could you achieve knowing these statements are not true or are no longer true?
As children, we absorb everything anyone tells us and this is where our beliefs come from. We acquire them at a very young age. We take in the opinions of our parents, teachers and friends. We start believing what they say, things that make us stronger but can also bring us down. We keep them with us our whole lives up to the point where we prove to ourselves if they are true or not. Does your teachers opinion that you’re bad at maths mean that you won’t succeed in life? Of course, not, but you believed your teacher and carry her opinion with you even now. You don’t have to be a maths genius to achieve what you want. You definitely won’t achieve a Nobel prize in maths but why not in other fields?
When I was sixteen years old , I baked a cake but unfortunately it was undercooked. This had never happened to my mom so I received the following comment:
“if you couldn’t bake such an easy cake, you are bad at baking.” I lived with this idea for fifteen years, and in fact it made my life easier. My mom would bake cakes for every family event. After my move to Ireland, I was forced to actually bake something for myself after so many years. Suddenly it was clear that I could bake and I was quite good at it. So, it’s good to verify our beliefs about ourselves to see if they are still true. You don’t have to wait for the moment when your situation will force you to do this, you can do so at any time.
If you notice that a thought weakens you, makes your decisions harder and doesn’t allow you to step out of your comfort zone, try to find as many examples to show that it isn’t true.
It is important to question your own beliefs, not only about yourself, but everything that surrounds you and change them for current ones. At the same time, they will strengthen us.
Beliefs shape our attitude to life. our ability and attitude affects the outcome of our work and our achievements.
If you think you will succeed or fail, you are always right.
I would like to ask you, to decide what you want and ask yourself – what is stopping you from achieving it.
Write down your beliefs which are taken straight from you. ask yourself – are they still true?
Change them for the ones, which strengthen you in making decisions and living towards achieving your goals.
I know that it is not easy, you have to be patient and determined.
With your new beliefs – take action and you will see and feel that they are real
Everything takes time, so you have to be consistent in your decisions.
I wish you success in overcoming your own limitations, always remember you are WORTH it.