Have you ever wondered how athletes break records? How millonaires make their millions?
Simply put, they accomplished what many of us think is not possible by believing they can do it. We are conditioned from a very young age to accept patterns of limited thinking – much like “the world is flat” or ” no one can break the four minute mile“.
Roger Bannister Breaks the Four Minute Mile
We are all a product of our past, which may have resulted in a limited belief system. We have many beliefs that we have accepted over time as true and have never challenged whether they are valid or not. If you don’t believe you can break a record, you won’t. If you don’t believe you can earn what you are worth, you won’t. We allow our beliefs to stop us without even challenging them.
Here is a three step process to break free of outdated mindsets, practices and limiting beliefs.
- Question Your Belief – Just because you believe it doesn’t mean it’s true. They are only true because you’ve decided and agreed they are true.
- Change Your Belief – If it’s not true, change your way of thinking. This may mean you’ll need to also make an attitude shift. Beliefs are formed through repeated thoughts that you most likely learned from an early age. Now that they are a part of your subconsciously, you need to make a conscious effort to think differently.
- Take Action - Roger Bannister did not break the four minute mile because he simply believed he could. He practiced! For you to achieve your goals, dreams and aspirations, you need to take some form of action.
What are some of your examples of how your beliefs and limited thinking stop you from achieving what you really want? Add your comments and ways you’ve overcome them!