“Haha, good luck with that one! That’s impossible! No one can achieve that! Who do you think you are, Beyonce?” Has anyone ever said any of these things to you? Have you ever said or thought this about anyone (or yourself)? Well, my friend, you are not alone! According to the Huffington Post, 4 out of 5 women have low self-esteem and I believe this is connected to having a limited perspective.
You don’t believe that you have what it takes to crush your goals, you don’t believe that your dreams will be supported, and you don’t take yourself seriously because you fail to keep the promises that you make to yourself. Does this sound like you? In a world full of opportunities waiting for you to crush your biggest life goals and challenges all you see are obstacles, high risks, and painful hard work that may not pay off in the end.
If you could see the full scope of who you are (flaws in all) without comparing your beauty, achievements, failures, personality, and so on to others, you would accept and love yourself while at the same time invest in self-improvement (which would make you a woman on a mission!). However, most people (especially women) spend their time trying to keep up with what’s trending rather than creating a life they enjoy.
This mindset shows up in the way you spend your time, money, and resources. If you notice that you doubt our own incredibly creative ideas and choose to conform to the ideas and behaviors of the people around you, you definitely struggle with limited thinking. If most of the time you are afraid to speak your truth, pursue your goals, and invest everything into maximizing your life. You have a limited mindset!
As much as you want to believe that there is abundance in the world and you can achieve anything you want and your life or business can improve by this time next year if you’ve thought this way for years and still aren’t seeing the results then there is something in you that is keeping you from achieving the level of success that you want.
Why is this your perspective? How did you become this person? I’ll tell you how. When you are raised in an environment of lack, limitations, and restrictions whether it’s mental, physical, or emotional you learn that being limited is a way of life. It’s an experience you become familiar with and as you get older it begins to feel comfortable. At some point in your life, you told yourself what you have is as good as it gets and now you’re not willing to change or work to create a better future. The risks outweigh the benefits. The results aren’t guaranteed so why bother putting in all this work, right? WRONG!
To break out of limited thinking you have to DO the opposite of what you think and feel. You have to literally create a new reality for yourself. Are limitations real? Yes! Are they able to hinder your success in life? NO! Not even close. Nothing outside of you controls where you end up in life. You are the only person who can decide today that tomorrow you will have a better experience than you had today. You are the only person who can turn your limitations into your why, the reason behind what you do. You are the only person who can turn your lack into abundance. No one and I repeat no one can (or will) do the work for you. If you want to grow out of this, keep reading!
Ask yourself the right questions. To grow out of this mindset you’re going to have to teach yourself a new way of seeing the world. This won’t happen by repeating positive affirmations or with empty positive thinking techniques. You have to replace your limited beliefs with the truth. You can do this by turning your limited perspective into a question that helps you to solve the problem. Here’s an example
Limited thought: I don’t have enough money to invest in my goals right now.
Truth question/perspective: What can I do right now to acquire enough money so that I’m can pursue my goals?
When you do this you’re not only creating real, clear, and practical solutions for yourself, you’re also teaching yourself a new way of thinking and behaving which will create new opportunities for you which will completely change your reality.
Are you ready to take your life to the next level? Do you want to grow past your obstacles and start creating extraordinary satisfaction in your life? Do you REALLY believe that 2019 is your year to finally experience your goals? If so, you have to do the work. You have to push past your feelings, excuses, and limitations. You have to take action.
There is no substitute for doing what needs to get done. You will not solve your problems with wishful thinking, daydreaming, and vision boards. YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK. Reading my blogs will not change your life unless you apply the golden nuggets that I share with you. Gathering useful information doesn’t benefit you until you use it.
This month is dedicated to helping you makeover your mind, but it will only work if you do. There is no magic pill, no short cuts, and no way around this. If you want your life to change you have to start doing something different. Gathering the information is easy, applying it is where your character is developed. Doing the exercises is what will help you to see progress faster, but without application, you coming to read the blog twice a week is a waste of time!
I know that you have big goals. I know that you want success. I know that you’re capable of achieving it but first, you have to start where you are with what you have. Don’t allow limited thinking to stop you from taking the first step. I believe in you. Until next time, xo!