How Incredibly Good Are You at Boxing Out Your Limiting Beliefs?

Ripped Reminder February 8, 2017

Marianne Deborah Williamson (edited slightly): “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?  Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Chris’ Commentary

WE ALL HAVE LIMITING BELIEFS.  We picked up many when we were kids, and we’ve proficiently added to them ever since.  We are all REALLY good at creating…and holding on to…our limiting beliefs.  Why do we have them? Some reasons include that we picked them up out of a need to protect ourselves from something, or to get love from someone special, or to make sense of the world.  Yes, they are all there with a positive intent, but I’m guessing you’ve outgrown their usefulness.

As such, below are some constructs to help you sort through each limiting belief you have…but you have to rise up and acknowledge those that you have first before you work on them. Common ones include…

  • I lack motivation.
  • I don’t have time
  • I don’t have enough resources (money)
  • I’m too young/old
  • It’s too late to change
  • I have too many other responsibilities
  • I have no clue where to start
  • I’m not smart enough
  • I don’t have the right degree/education

…all b/s beliefs that are trying to serve you, but don’t serve you nearly enough or as much as you would serve yourself (and others) if you flipped those into empowering truths instead.

Here are two (of many) techniques to blast through limiting beliefs.

Simple one:

  1. Fold a piece of lined paper in half (top to bottom)
  2. Put on some blaring music that gets you PUMPING!  Dance, jump up and down, scream your head off, and SHOUT, “I’M DOING THIS RIGHT NOW!!!”…3 times
  3. As fast as you can, after placing your judgement on a shelf for a few minutes, list as many limiting beliefs as you can on the left side
  4. Go back to the first one, shout “THAT’S BULLS#!T!!! THE REAL TRUTH IS…”
  5. And then on the right side of the paper, to the right of that first BS limiting belief, boldly write down what the truth is…DO IT! OWN IT!  THIS TRUTH IS YOU SO WRITE DOWN THIS TRUTH THAT YOU ARE!!!
  6. Repeat 4 & 5 for each of the other BS limiting beliefs
  7. Tear off the left side of the page and THROW IT AWAY!!!
  8. CELEBRATE!!!

One example could be as follows:  “I’m not capable”…”THAT’S BULLS#!T!!! THE REAL TRUTH IS THAT I’ve created greatness so many times already, I’m creating greatness right friggin’ now, and I will continue to do so for the rest of my long life!!!”

An Even Deeper Approach: the Pain-Pleasure 4-Quadrant Process

  1. Get a piece of paper and fold it into quadrants (then unfold it)
  2. Put on some blaring music that gets you PUMPING!  Dance, jump up and down, scream your head off, and SHOUT, “I’M DOING THIS RIGHT NOW!!!”…3 times
  3. Pick a significant limiting belief – no need to write it down
  4. In the upper left quadrant, describe the pain that you are currently attaching to letting the limiting belief go (what pain do you fear having if you no longer had the limiting belief)
  5. In the upper right quadrant, describe the pleasure you have from keeping this limiting belief (your mind is holding on to it for some misguided positive intention…but positive nonetheless…what is it?)
  6. In the lower left quadrant, describe in excruciating detail the long-standing and ongoing pain you (and many others) will continue to experience if you don’t change this limiting belief (if you hold on to it forever); this is the toughest quadrant, BUT GO THERE…DO THIS WORK…turn up the music even more if you have to and again repeat, “I’M DOING THIS! I’M DOING THIS RIGHT NOW!” What are the painful consequences of retaining this limiting belief. What won’t you and other accomplish if you hold on to it? What’s the very worst that WILL happen?
  7. Pause…smile…pat yourself on the back, and in the lower right quadrant, take some time to be really inspired and creative while describing in even MORE detail than in #6, the long-standing and magnificent pleasure you and everyone else will experience WHEN YOU LET THIS BS LIMITING BELIEF GO. What are all of the wonderful things that WILL happen as you let the limiting belief drift off, and be replaced with empowering truths?
  8. In big bold letters, anywhere you like, write down the empowering truth that naturally fits this lower right quadrant. What is the opposite of the BS limiting belief that is actually the REAL EMPOWERING TRUTH?
  9. Read the bold empowering truth, followed by the what you wrote in the lower right quadrant 3 times silently, then 3 times in a normal aloud reading voice, then 3 times in a loud voice, then 3 times as loud as you possibly can while unleashing the power within you!…and then quietly again, and then silently again
  10. Take a moment of gratitude; breath it in.
  11. CELEBRATE!!! You crazy human being, you!

 

What are your most limiting beliefs?
What have they cost you and others already? How are they f-ing up your life right now? Who are you going to mess up in the future if you don’t let them drift off starting now?

What are the very best things that WILL happen when you replace those limiting beliefs with empowering truths?

One Law,

Chris

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