Identifying Your Limiting Beliefs
A limiting belief is something you have convinced yourself is going to keep you from what you want. Think about anything you want to manifest – and dream BIG. Don’t say you want a new car, but think of your dream car. Now think about limiting beliefs you have about that dream. Maybe you think you can never have that car because of how much it costs, or because your current job doesn’t allow for saving the money, or because it isn’t logical for you. These are limiting beliefs.
The easiest way to know what your limiting beliefs are is to look at the words you choose to use. Let’s start with “I can’t”. When you write that you can’t do something or can’t accomplish something, you are sending messages to the universe that you will never do this thing. It is one of the most negative things you can say, because it completely takes away all hope and faith, and instills a lack of confidence in your subconscious. Any time you think “I can’t”, just write down the same statement with “I can”, even if you don’t believe it yet.
Another one is “I don’t”, which you might say more often than you realize. Even in your thoughts, you might be telling yourself you don’t do enough, you don’t work hard enough, you don’t do this, you don’t do that. It is a general feeling of lack and negativity that might be keeping you from your manifestations and a very common way to represent your limiting beliefs to the universe.
An interesting one is “I shouldn’t” because it puts a lot of doubt in your head, but isn’t quite as transparent as “I don’t” or “I won’t”. This limiting belief is less about knowing you are unable to do something, but that you don’t know if it’s the right path for you, or you feel like it may or may not be good for you. It is still a negative word that should be avoided.
This is a really fast way to put doubt in your mind and let your limiting beliefs overshadow what you are trying to manifest. Any time you think or say “I’m not”, switch it to “I am”. In fact, all scripting and journaling for the Law of Attraction should be in the I Am, as if you have already achieved what you want to attract into your life.
Lastly, there is “I won’t”. When you say this, you are telling the universe that you will never achieve something. It is more the intention before you even explore what your limiting beliefs are. Try to avoid saying I won’t as much as possible.
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