How can we live rich, abundant lives? We have to start with our beliefs. In particular, the ones we hold about ourselves. Living richly isn’t just referring to financial wealth but more so the quality of life we are living.
Ever heard the term limiting belief? Limiting beliefs are thoughts or attitudes we have that affect our potential and possibilities. Here are a few examples:
- I’m not good enough.
- I may never be able to succeed.
- Other people are better than me.
- I’m probably going to fail.
- He/She doesn’t want someone like me.
Each of these beliefs can limit your potential to succeed or even to just try! They affect your perspective, your choices, your ability to dream big for yourself. It goes right back to those self-fulfilling prophecies we talked about the other day.
It is probably fair to say that we’ve all had a limiting belief at some point in our lives. Some of us probably have an entire walk-in-closet full of them. Did you know that negative perceptions can attract negative outcomes?
Michael Jordan once said, “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot.. when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” He knew he would psych himself out…attracting exactly what he didn’t want.
What if you chose to stop dreaming about a rich life and just went for it? If you started to realize the treasure within yourself? That you deserve good things! That it isn’t about who is better or more deserving but that there is plenty of love and good things to go around.
How much could we change the landscape of our worlds if we just believed in who we are and what we can accomplish?!
Okay, a lot of questions I tossed out there! I am challenging myself to overcome limiting beliefs that I’ve harbored for decades. So, I challenge you too! Why? Because you are so very worth it! Now, go live big and live richly!!