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?