What Are Self Limiting Beliefs?
All men they say are created equal. Is it true? Well no man would seem to think so. We are all unique individuals, who are gifted in unique but differing ways to excel in life. So what can be said with certainty is the fact that all of us have it in us to strive for and achieve seemingly impossible goals… Just like we did as children…
If you are skeptical about this, just think back of times a mere two hundred years. Would the average man on the street anywhere in the world, be able to visualize or believe that a time would come that man would move around the world in self propelled vehicles at what would seem to him, incredible speeds; would he believe that airplanes made out of steel would transport man to the four corners of the world?
Would he for the life of him believe that it was possible for man to travel to the moon and back safely in a space vehicle?
Are you getting the drift? Fifty thousand years back man had very little separating him from the rest of the animal kingdom, save his ability to think and plan, and look where it got him. You might have always wanted to fly, but were afraid to train to be a pilot because you had vertigo.
How could you think of flying? Yet there was something that attracted you to it. Chances are that minus your phobia you would have made a damn good pilot. So you did not apply for the test, and let the opportunity pass you buy. Little did you know that vertigo does not strike in an enclosed space like an airplane. There are so many pilots who suffer from it.
The only thing that stops us from going out there and pursuing our dreams is our lack of self belief. “How can I possibly do that?” Well, you won’t know until you try and do it.
What is it that makes some people with seemingly far limited capabilities surge ahead of others. They did not pay attention to whatever it was that the others thought they lacked. Instead they focused on their goal, and found out the best way to achieve it. They left the analyzing and doubting to the others who got left behind.
Self sabotage and self limiting beliefs are the root of the reason why people are not attaining their dreams, goals and ideas.
Hence why I bring the child-like wonder of yesteryear into my life & motivation coaching ie… As a child in the playground, we believed we could be anything that we wanted to be!
Who would have thought, perhaps even two years back that a black man with a foreign father, and a middle name Hussein would occupy the Oval office at White House? Not one man on Planet Earth, but Barack Obama himself. He always had it in him. What did he call his autobiography – The Audacity of Hope. We should all have it. Forget we can’t do it. Remember, yes we can!
There are people who do not want their mortal remains disposed of after death but frozen and preserved in nitrogen chambers, so that many years in the future, when mankind has achieved mastery over death, they may be revived and get a second shot at life.
What can be more indicative of the resilient human spirit?
For everybody the sky and beyond is the limit. Is it time for you to bring the child-like wonder back into your life?