Have you ever found yourself thinking something about yourself that just isn’t true? Or have you caught yourself believing something someone else said, or told you, about yourself that was an absolute lie? If so, you aren’t alone. You won’t be the victor in the battle against self-limiting beliefs without some serious effort. In Part One of my interview with Val Brown, we discuss identifying self-limiting beliefs, then determining if what I believe about myself is true, and why I choose to believe them.
Val is an Emmy award-winning producer who helps high performing professionals and entrepreneurs achieve business results and transformational change through the power of their story.
She combines her organization development and communication skills to help you find your story and then use it strategically to foster change and create business results.
As a powerful storyteller and visual media specialist, she will show you how to align your visuals with your story and brand, and teach you how to look, feel and sound great delivering it on camera.
A belief is something that I accept to be true or real. It’s an assumption about me that contributes to forming my view of the world and myself. I develop this belief through real-life experiences. The best thing about beliefs? They can be changed! Once you are aware of them, then you can rewrite them.
Expose Self-Limiting Beliefs
- They are stories I tell myself, which are effortlessly running in the background, and which I often don’t contemplate or evaluate their truthfulness
- Most of them are centered around the mistaken notion that I am not enough physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, relationally, etc…
- If you keep a daily journal, take a look at what you have written and you will find some of these beliefs exposed in your daily thoughts
Weigh The Truthfulness Of Your Beliefs
- Make a list of your beliefs. Maybe your list includes something like “no one likes me” or “nothing good ever happens to me.”
- Next, take one of those beliefs and identify an example of where you experienced the opposite of that belief. You will begin to demonstrate to yourself that many of your beliefs are erroneous or self-limiting!
Evaluate Their Origin
- You aren’t obligated to maintain a false set of beliefs because they originated with someone you respected, someone you admired, someone you looked up to, or someone who had authority over you
- Evaluate the circumstances surrounding the origin of the statements. For example, because you did something foolish as a ten-year-old, your teacher called you an imbecile. This does not make you a stupid person as an adult! The circumstances have changed and so have you. Therefore, it’s not valid and you must decide that you are done believing that about yourself.
DO NOT MISS Episode 58! In Part Two, Val and I discuss changing your self-limiting beliefs into self-expanding realities and how each one of us can rewrite our story!
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
Val’s Visual Bridge Communication website
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