What are the Limiting Beliefs? (And How to Get Rid of Them?)
When I was a child, I put my finger on a red hot kitchen stove, just to see what it did.
Well… It was very hot, and I got burned. Yes, I know, my mum told me so, but anyway, I had to try.
From that, I got the belief that red hot kitchen stoves are very hot, and that I shouldn’t touch them.
Beliefs aren’t bad, in fact. They help us put our world in a system, so we, very rapidly, can find out of what to do and what not to do. So we can take some decisions and act very quickly without having to debate or think a lot before we do any action.
So we actually have a lot of different beliefs, and we are using them constantly without any problems.
But now, I could also have taken the belief that all kitchen stoves, hot or not, in a kitchen or in a store, wherever they are, are dangerous and will hurt me if I come too close to them.
Now, this belief, in itself, is still a good belief, because since I will keep away from every single kitchen stove, hot or not, I will not get burnt by them. So this belief will accomplish the same thing that the first belief: do not touch hot stoves.
But not only, it will protect me, of course, but it will also limit me in some ways: I will be afraid of every kitchen stove.
This is a limiting belief.
Very often, we form these limiting beliefs as children because our cognitive abilities aren’t totally developed at that time. We see the world in a very simplified form: good, bad, mean, nice… In black and white, so to speak. So it is very easy to be over generalizing and, in this way, to take some “principles” or ideas, or belief, which will be overwhelming.
These beliefs not only protect you, but also are limiting you.
If you think hard about it, you can recognize certain of these beliefs. You can recognize them because they are very strong, much stronger than more rational beliefs. It will be beliefs, which are statements, like: “Life is…”, “people are…” or “I cannot do this because…”
Other of these beliefs are actually slogans or “truth” that many people repeat: “Mistakes are bad”, for example. So you might not see it as a limiting belief because it has become cultural. When enough people repeat the same thing, we tend to take these beliefs as knowledge and as truth, and hereby, limiting ourselves.
Now, there are different ways to get out of this. One of them is the renowned Lefkoe Method.
The Lefkoe Method is a breakthrough process that allows you to eliminate those limiting beliefs online. It’s fairly easy and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to eliminate one limiting belief. You just need to be sitting at your computer.
Note that when you use the Lefkoe Method, the change is permanent. You don’t have to do it repeatedly. You only do it once. And that’s it.
The best part is that you can try the Lefkoe Method for free.
By taking advantage of the freebie offer, you can eliminate one of the three most common limiting beliefs:
I’m not good enough.
Mistakes and failure are bad.
I’m not important.
I’ve watched several of these interactive videos, and I was very impressed by the efficacy of the process.
If you have any doubt, just try the Lefkoe Method for yourself — for free. I highly recommend it.