Firstly, in order to understand what our limiting beliefs are, we need to understand what a belief is…
So what is a belief? My view is that it is something we have a level of certainty about e.g. I believe that I am a great cook, or – I believe that I can complete 5K in 30 minutes.
The thing is, for most of us we aren’t born with these beliefs, we create them based on experiences we have in our lives.
Limiting beliefs can be created and dispelled at any age. Once you acknowledge that something is holding you back it frees the mind to start finding solutions to help you overcome / break through the limiting belief as it no longer serves it’s purpose.
In order to identify whether something is a limiting belief or not, I was taught by Colette Lees to question whether it was a universal truth or a limiting belief.
I have created an exercise for you download and have a bit of fun with. Before you download the exercise it will help if you understood what a universal truth is.
Evolving minds state a universal truth is one that all sufficiently intelligent and educated observers, from a planet or any other (should they exist), would conclude to “be so”. For instance, the proportion of a circle’s circumference to its diameter 3.141592 (…) This is a universal truth. Any capable, unbiased individual could verify that truth.
A universal truth is the only type of truth that is relative to the person or group making the claim. Science, by and large, provides us with universal truths. Or at least aspires to.