I trust you’ve been well. What I wanted to talk to you today about how to stop limiting yourself. How to stop limiting yourself. One of the worst things that could ever happen to you in life is subjecting yourself to limiting factors that actually come from you, where you tell yourself: “I can’t do it”, “I’m not good enough”. I cannot, I cannot, I cannot …
So how do you turn I cannot into “I can”? The first thing to note is limiting factors or limiting yourself comes from belief. It’s a belief you’ve had. So we need to work on the belief. You need to change your belief system. You need to start taking in new pieces of information that will let you know that you can rather than dwelling on not being able to. Start looking at the good qualities about yourself. Start looking at how you are able to.
The second thing is to look at the things you’ve done in the past and you’ve been able to successfully do them. So, if you believe you couldn’t in the past and you have done something, always go back to it. “I thought I couldn’t lose weight.” I did. “I thought I couldn’t get that kind of job.” I got it. So make a note of those things.
Firstly, get the right information. Change your belief system. The second thing is look at what you’ve done right in the past. The fact then is the company you keep. The people you keep around you, if they are possibility thinkers, if they are people who know that they can and they say they can, you will likely find yourself thinking like them.
If you have people around you who are quite negative, start moving slowly away from them. The more time you spend with possibility thinkers, people that negative … people that are positive, who are going somewhere with their life, the higher your chances of taking on the same personality.
The very last thing. Change your words. Consciously change what you say about yourself and about your situation.
So four things to help you deal with limiting factors, particularly the ones that come from you. Four things.
The first one is your belief system. Start working on it by taking in positive information that lets you know you can. The second thing is looking back at what you have done in the past, where you’ve had results in the past and on that basis, talk more about that. Look at yourself. I said I couldn’t do that and I did it so I’m gonna try something new. The third one is the company you keep. Be mindful of who you hang around. Hang around with someone who will encourage you, that will have possibility thinking, that will have big achievements in their mind and you will do the same.
And the very fourth one change your words.