How to Demolish Limiting Beliefs and Launch Yourself Like a Human Rocket

Josh Dykes

Alright, let’s talk about that nagging feeling you just can’t shake. The one that whispers doubts in your ear, tells you “you can’t,” and keeps you stuck in a frustrating holding pattern. You know the culprit – limiting beliefs.

We’ve all been there. You dream of starting that business, crushing that next promotion, or finally writing that novel gathering dust on your computer. But a voice inside, the voice of your inner Debbie Downer, throws a giant “NOPE” across your plans.

This, my friends, is the enemy we coaches battle daily. But fear not, because here’s the truth bomb you need to hear: limiting beliefs are just that – limitations you’ve created for yourself. And guess what? You can demolish them faster than a toddler takes apart a Lego masterpiece.

Science Says “Bye Felicia” to Limiting Beliefs

Here’s a little brain candy for you. A recent study by the University of California, Davis (think Nobel Prize-winning smarts) found that people who identified and challenged their limiting beliefs achieved greater success and higher satisfaction in life. Boom. Science confirms – ditch those limiting beliefs, and watch your life take off.

So, How Do We Squash These Limiting Beliefs Like Bugs?

Great question, grasshopper. Here’s your three-step battle plan:

1. Identify the Gremlins in Your Head:

Limiting beliefs can be sneaky. They slither into your thoughts disguised as harmless truths. Take some time for introspection. Ask yourself: “What story am I telling myself about this situation?”

Is it “I’m not good enough”? “I’ll never succeed”? “This is just too hard”? Jot them down, because once you name the beast, you can slay it.

2. Challenge the Heck Out of Those Beliefs:

Don’t let those limiting beliefs waltz into your brain unchallenged. Grab your metaphorical sword of logic and start poking holes in their flimsy arguments. Ask yourself:

  • Is this belief REALLY true?
  • What evidence do I have to support it? (Spoiler alert: it’s probably slim pickings)
  • Are there other ways to look at this situation?

3. Reframe the Narrative, Rewrite Your Story:

You’ve identified the limiting belief, challenged its validity, and now it’s time for a rewrite. Replace that negative story with an empowering one. Instead of “I can’t,” say “I can learn.” Instead of “I’m not good enough,” say “I’m constantly growing.”

Remember: Your thoughts are powerful. By consciously choosing empowering beliefs, you shift your mindset and open the door to new possibilities.

Bonus Tip: Fake it Till You Make It (Seriously!)

Sometimes, even after all the challenging and reframing, those limiting beliefs can linger. Here’s where the “fake it till you make it” comes in. Act as if you already believe the empowering version of yourself.

Take on challenges you would’ve normally avoided. Talk about your goals with confidence (even if you feel a little shaky inside). Over time, that confident act starts to become your reality.

Demolishing your limiting beliefs is a journey, not a destination. There will be setbacks, moments of self-doubt. But by following these steps and staying committed, you’ll break free from the self-imposed shackles and launch yourself towards your goals like a human rocket.

Now get out there and challenge those limiting beliefs! Remember, the only thing holding you back is the story you’re telling yourself. Rewrite your narrative, and watch your life transform.

If you’re ready to overcome your limiting beliefs and become a successful coach, I encourage you to attend one of our 1-Day Coaching Diplomas to start your coaching journey. For those who want more speaking support, here is the link to our speaking training. It’ll help you to develop a plan to achieve your goals and build a successful coaching business. You can also find our beginners guide to becoming a coach here.

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