Journaling to Overcome Self Limiting Beliefs

Identifying Self Limiting Beliefs

In my previous post “Sabotage of the Subconscious Mind of an Abundant Woman”, I discussed some of the self limiting beliefs we have all accumulated throughout our lives… I’m inadequate, I’m worthless, I’m defective, I’m unattractive, I’m a loser, I’m a failure.  And those are but a few that we have become buried in our psyches.  The trick is to really pay attention to your thoughts and feelings throughout your day.

Limiting beliefs are very powerful. You’ve had them, thought them, felt them for years.  From the time you first experience life, you are inundated with the self limiting beliefs of your parents, grandparents, extended family and friends, your culture and religion.  The more you think of them, the more  energy you give them. The more energy you give them, the more they hold you back from having the abundant, joyful life you deserve.

Your beliefs become your reality.  You will always find evidence to support your beliefs, and to have them become your reality.Your feelings are the perfect tool for identifying these self limiting beliefs you may not even realize you have.  You need to be sure to check in with yourself, ask yourself what you are feeling and why.  Don’t fight the feelings, but observe them.  Any negative feelings you are having lead back to self limiting beliefs.

Understanding Limiting Beliefs

Following is a short list of what self limiting beliefs consist of.  What others can you think of

  • Excuses
  • Justifications
  • Worries
  • Beliefs conditioned from religion, culture or family
  • Negative thought patterns
  • Perfectionist thinking
  • Past failures
  • Fears

Journaling Can Help

Journaling

Journaling

Journaling is a very good habit to start.  It’s a great way to get inside your own head, to write down the thoughts and feelings you have.  Start with a goal, a dream or desire.  Write down everything that comes to you,  whether positive or negative.

Be brutally honest with yourself.  Once you have written until you can write no more, go back and find the negative thoughts and feelings.  Pay attention to any patterns you may see.

Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs

  • Don’t allow yourself to be defined by these beliefs
  • Choose to stop agreeing with the limiting beliefs
  • Question all of the conclusions you have about what you think to be true
  • Take some kind of action to test your assumptions
  • Spend time integrating a new, empowering belief

Sometimes, it can be just that simple.  The biggest hurdle of all will be remembering what you’ve been allowing yourself to believe all these years, and maintaining the new beliefs you wish to put into place.  When you finally realize you have ingrained these positive and empowering beliefs into your daily life, you will begin noticing all the abundant aspects that have been there all along, waiting for you to acknowledge. How many self limiting beliefs have you been holding onto all these years?

10 thoughts on “Journaling to Overcome Self Limiting Beliefs

    1. Margot Post author

      Will, it has done wonders for me. Sitting in your silent space, searching your heart and soul for the answers you know are there. Identifying the negative beliefs that hold no weight when shown in the light of day and finding true inspiration with positive beliefs can make such a grand improvement in your life. Thank you for your input.
      Margot

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  1. MisterWailor

    Hi Margot,

    I agree with you totally on writing down all the feelings and thoughts. I have been using this method and I found that once I wrote it down. I felt sense of relief, half of the tension have been released. They other half like you said, we have to analyze it and dig deep to find out why. What is the root cause of it? There we would been able to find a solution for it.

    Another good method of getting rid of self limiting beliefs is to change you own physical outlook. Like have a new hairstyle, dress like a successful person, change your vocabulary to one who have success and look at the bright side of life and don’t always focus on the negative.
    Interesting subject.

    Cheers,
    MisterWailor

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thanks very much for your comments! I like your suggestion about changing physical outlook also. Changing things about your looks can always have positive effects on your thoughts and actions.

      Best of wishes to you.
      Margot

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  2. Ken

    Your idea of keeping a journal has helped me in some of my stresses and struggles in my own personal life. I recently just restarted keeping one due to some drastic changes. It real does more the people think..Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank YOU Ken! SI know since I started keeping one, it’s helped me clear my mind of some of the clutter….notice I said some, not all! LOL! Yes, journaling really does help much more than a lot of people think. I wish everyone would give it a try, just once, and see how much it can help.

      Best to your abundance!
      Margot

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  3. Kristy

    It’s so easy to fall into the habit of negativity. Journaling did help me through some rough times and ultimately led to blogging, which was a little less personal, but I still tried to be pretty open. Found out there were a lot of people who could relate and my blogs helped them because they could see that they were not the only ones who felt that way or experienced that. My next step is to work hard to overcome the negativity because it is so ingrained and so easy to fall back into.

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    1. Margot Post author

      I couldn’t agree more. Journaling has helped me in so many ways. I try to keep it pretty current, even when things are going right. Then it becomes more of a gratitude log. And as long as it’s more of a gratitude log than not, I’m a happy woman!

      Best to your abundance!

      Margot

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  4. Greg

    Hey Margot,

    I am a big follower of Tony Robbins and he always drives home the point of what you believe being the most important factor for success.

    Keep up the good work.

    Greg

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    1. Margot Post author

      Hi Greg, I do enjoy listening and reading what Tony Robbins has to say. He speaks from the heart which makes all the difference in the world. And look where his beliefs have taken him. He truly is a phenomenal man. Thank you for your input.

      To your abundant health,
      Margot

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