How are you feeling so far? Did yesterday’s social detox feel invigorating or slightly scary? Let me know in the comments! Today it’s time to turn inward and look at our own limiting beliefs and how they are holding us back. Just like how we took an inventory of outer influences contributing to our emotional state, we are doing the same with our internal thoughts. Here is how to begin:
The Problem With Limiting Thoughts
What we think affects what we experience. I love the quote by Henry Ford, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
When we think we’re too old, we don’t have the right background, don’t have the right resources, or enough money to do something, guess what happens? We shoot ourselves in the foot before we even get the chance to try. These are the types of limiting thoughts we need to detox. Those self-sabotaging messages we have programmed in our heads.
How To Change?
The first step in changing anything is recognizing the problem. Write down those limiting beliefs down on paper. See first hand what messages you are carrying around with you and how it connects with the life you are currently living. You’ll be amazed by how those habitual thoughts have manifested in a greater way. Probably in ways you wish they didn’t. Often times, we don’t even realize how negative we are until we start confronting one message at a time.
Next, it’s time to get rid of them. Negative beliefs form from habits, just like positive thoughts form from repetition. If we keep these messages alive by repeating them, they will continue to stay present in our life. However, if we stop paying them attention, and more important, begin adding in messages that counteract them, they will begin to fade away. I wrote an article on how to form affirmations and the confidence they bring that details the exact process of changing negative thoughts to positive ones.
I like to find literature, documentaries, or any scientific journal that supports why I am doing what I am doing. I found The Secret to be incredibly supportive in explaining how thoughts impact the life we live. It is encouraging as well to read or watch how powerful our thoughts are, especially when used to our benefits. I highly suggest watching the documentary on Netflix to fully understand this concept and keep you motivated on this journey!
Question Of The Day
Have you noticed how your thoughts impact your world? Let me know in the comments below and connect with other members who are on this journey!