Limiting beliefs

Here’s a sample of some of the limiting beliefs I’ve worked through…

  • I’m bad at math.
  • I’m not good enough.
  • I don’t think I’ll ever lose weight.
  • I’m not smart.
  • I’m a college drop out, getting jobs is difficult for me.

Limiting beliefs stand in the way of you and a better version of yourself. It’s typically a story you tell yourself reinforced by bad experiences in the past.

I failed math in the 4th grade. I remember my teacher invited my parents to a parent-teacher conference to tell them about it.

Ever since, I started believing, “I’m bad at math.”

It became a loop that started to play in my head. I didn’t even recognize how it stopped me from pursuing certain opportunities or taking certain classes in high-school.

Fortunately, I started to overcome it as I built confidence by doing well in math throughout middle school and high school.

Limiting beliefs are overcome with practice and positive feedback loops. For me, it involved practicing to get a 770/800 on the SAT math section.

What are your limiting beliefs? How will you overcome them?

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