“I have this great idea for a startup but then again…maybe it won’t work.”
“I‘m no good at public speaking so I’m just going to avoid it.”
“That job sounds amazing but I’d never get it.”
“I can’t be a good mother and have a career that I love.”
Above are all examples of limiting beliefs at play. A limiting belief is a state of mind or belief about yourself that restricts you in some way. It‘s a story that you have created about yourself or about the world around you and because you keep repeating it, it’s now ingrained in you subconscious. We think these stories are keeping us safe but really, they‘re just restricting our greatness and potential.
Everyone has limiting beliefs to some extent but how they show up and how we deal with them can differ significantly. And yes – it can be the difference between achieving success and never daring to try at all.