If you have been reading this blog for the last few weeks you may be practicing some mental fitness; getting all of your strengths in line, creating your vision of an ideal life, starting to create the formula that will move you along to the next best thing in your life. You may see it all so clearly and feel that you can achieve it, but it’s not happening. You may not be acting on your plans or acting on them in a way that is not productive to your end goal. It may just be that your limiting beliefs are preventing you from moving to the next level. Limiting beliefs are the thoughts we have that prevent us from exploring possibilities which may create better outcomes in our lives.
I saw how limiting thoughts can and food that were not covered in his scholarship, he gave into the obstacle saw no other way out than a total retreat. Though his obstacles seemed insurmountable, what was holding him back was not money; it was his own limiting beliefs. He believed there were no other options, so no options appeared.
In the back of my mind I kept thinking that there had to have been some support he could have found. I don’t mean to belittle those who struggle financially, but I’m not sure if all resources and food that the other kids have.” This thought alone may have prevented him from exploring resources that may have helped him.
It’s important to look at your own thoughts and how they may be limiting you. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What thoughts are truly rooted in reality?
- How are these thoughts holding you back from finding solutions?
- When you remove these thoughts, what seems possible?
Try applying these questions the next time you are faced with a difficult situation. See if there is a shift in your thoughts and outcome. Give it time; skepticism is ingrained in all of us. However, once you question the belief a new solution may emerge that you didn’t realize existed.