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6 Steps to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

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I consider myself a frugal person and I’ve always thought that it was a good thing. However, I recently discovered that, while frugality is a worthy and useful quality, the root of my own frugality is based on some limiting beliefs that I’ve held.

It all started with the story of a little dell laptop, and the story went something like this… The computer I use every day is a five-year-old Dell laptop. It was originally my work laptop from Amazon.com, until the hardware lease expired, and I was allowed to purchase it for $68.

This little machine has served me well, but due to its nature (ahem – it runs on Windows) – its gradual decline in reliability and performance was noticeable (even after re-installing Windows and doubling the RAM). I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated by the need to reboot my computer at in-opportune moments, and the random crashes and slowness of Photoshop – which I frequently use.

Last week, Jeremy watched as I was hunched over my little laptop, frustrated once again by the slowness of its functions, hinting of the need to reboot. I cursed out loud, not wanting to reboot because I had too many browser tabs open; so I persisted, insisting that I could tough it out. He turned to me, and with a concerned expression, said, “Honey, let’s get you a new Macbook and an external display. I think you’re really gonna love it and you’ll be so much happier and productive.”

I have resisted converting to Apple for about ten years. My excuse was always that I couldn’t stand the keyboard differences. While this was somewhat true, it was also an excuse to stay within my comfort zone and to resist change. That evening, however, I reached a tipping point in my dissatisfaction with PCs, and decided to give Mac a try (while trying to ignore the resistance in my stomach).

So, Jeremy and his friend Dave took me to the Apple Store. Once inside, I immediately felt like a kid in a candy store, drooling over the sleekness of the machines and the beautifully minimalistic store design. We walked into the store with the idea of buying the cheapest laptop + display combo, but when I saw that the current generation of 23″ monitors have a glossy reflective display, I knew that it would distract me more than be a tool of inspiration and productivity.

Then we spotted it, the 30″ Cinema HD Display, which has a non-reflective matte screen and the higher price tag to go with it. The three of us gathered in front of the model display “oooowing and ahhhhing” at the enormous mass of aluminum beauty.

After playing with it for about ten minutes, pulling up Think Simple Now in the browser, and testing out Photoshop with great satisfaction, Jeremy proclaimed, “Babe, let’s get you this.” Dave smiled widely.

And then, it happened, I heard a peculiar voice inside my head say, “You don’t deserve it“.

I observed as the feeling glistened over me. While I was excited for and had always lusted over the Apple Cinema Display, I felt the guilt hover over me and turn the hope into shame, for even wanting it.

I felt sad and pathetic that I had picked this belief up somewhere along the way, and have been unconsciously carrying it with me, for god knows how long. Memories of my childhood began flashing in front of my eyes…

My Childhood: The Story of a Silent Limiting Belief

Growing up in communist China, my family was poor, and lived on a modest salary of 150 RMB ($18.75 USD) that my mother brought in every month. As a little girl, when I needed something, I always picked out the cheapest one instead of the prettiest one. Even today, my mother still tells the story – with tears in her eyes – of my five year old self, selecting the olive corduroy shoes instead of the red cotton ones, because they were 3 RMB ($0.37 USD) cheaper. And I still remember being made fun of by the other kids for what I wore to school.

The idea of not putting a financial burden on my mother became deeply ingrained in me and lasts to this day.

After moving to Canada, my family lived in the one room basement of someone else’s house. I never asked for what I wanted, out of fear that I was burdening my parents.

As I got older and became a teenager, fitting-in with my peers consumed much of my attention. I got into teen modeling, started making my own money and rejoiced that I no longer had to rely on my mom. I would go shopping and buy all the things I thought I missed out on; things that teenage girls wanted in order to secure their identity: makeup, clothes, and teenybopper magazines. Often, I would come home, and be scolded for having “wasted money” at the mall.

Somewhere in there, my five and thirteen year old self came to the unconscious conclusion and false belief that I didn’t deserve nice things.

 

Afterwards

I shared this belief and emotional discovery with Jeremy, and he stared into my eyes with great empathy and conviction and said, “If anyone deserves it, it’s you!” He continued with tears in his eyes, “Think of how many hours a day you sit in front of a computer, and think of the number people you can help if you are happier with your work station.” My heart melted, and a feeling of relief washed over me. He was right, but I still needed some time to let that sink in and start to believe it myself.

Recently, in an email exchange with a friend, she shared with me her recent discovery that she has always viewed herself as the “wacky sidekick”, and continued with, “I want to be the main character now. I no longer want to whine and complain about life. I no longer want to react to life, I want to be a partner with the Universe in creating the life that I want and am destined to live.”

Wow!

It became clear that I wasn’t alone; although our beliefs were different, they boiled down to the same issue. We all have conscious and unconscious beliefs about ourselves that either drive us forward or act like an unseen weight tied to our ankle. These beliefs either unleash our spirit or hold us back from our potential to BE and to live the best life possible, which is what we all deserve.

What are some beliefs holding you back?

 

Action: What to Do to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Note: If you are looking for results, don’t just read the following steps, actually do the tasks each step asks. It’s best to be somewhere you won’t be disturbed, grab a pen and paper, and let’s start!

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1. What Are Your Beliefs?

Beliefs are mental notions and assumptions we have, about ourselves and the world around us, that we hold onto as absolute truths. They are emotional and psychological and often irrational. They are formed through our experiences and interactions with the world. Dr. Rao says that these beliefs make up our mental model. Others simply call them unconscious beliefs. They often do not serve us but rather hold us back from pursuing our dreams and living freely and fully to our potential.

Many of these beliefs were formed and accumulated throughout our childhood. We picked them up through our interactions with others – like when we were scolded for doing something wrong or not doing something the way our parents expected us to. A common resulting belief is I’m not good enough, which then bleeds into other beliefs that affect us during adulthood, like, I’m not capable enough or I’m not talented or I’m stupid.

Relationship based beliefs are also very common, because the events associated with them are often emotionally heightened and leave lasting impressions on our subconscious mind. If we got hurt early on in our dating career, we might end up concluding that we do not deserve a loving relationship, or associate that love is a cause for suffering.

On a piece of paper, write some beliefs you have about yourself and the world around you that you’ve come to accept as reality. Especially ones that you know are over generalized, and are no longer serving you on your path to personal wellbeing. Some of these statements may seem like you don’t actually consciously believe them, but if you noticed an emotional reaction in your body, then you actually do carry that belief with you.

Here are some common beliefs:

  • I’m not important
  • Making money is a struggle
  • I’m not good enough
  • I’m not smart enough
  • I don’t deserve it
  • I am too young, people won’t take me seriously
  • I am too old, it’s too late to start…
  • I am a hard worker. I work hard for money.
  • I’m pretty much doomed, I don’t have good luck, problems always follow me.

In other examples, here are some of my beliefs from the past (I no longer have them, however, I did carry them for many years until I realized that they were hurting me and limiting my potential to be happy):

  • Good looking men are unfaithful or unkind.
  • I am a bad writer.
  • I do not deserve a loving relationship.
  • I have to work hard to be successful, working without rest or having a social life.
  • I am not pretty enough. I do not deserve or am not able to find someone I am attracted to.
  • I am not a good engineer. They’re going to find out really soon that this is true.

I could go on for hours with a list of beliefs I have had about myself. It is something I now consciously watch for and have chosen to change about myself. I can speak from personal experience that unlearning these beliefs has served me well and I was surprised to find the abundance of goodness that was around me all along.

By brainstorming and writing these out for yourself, you become aware of them, and can choose to work on overcoming them.

 

2. Find a Counter Instance

Pick one of the beliefs from step 1 to work on and continue on with the remaining steps.

For your belief, look for one specific example where the statement is not actually true, where you did something or experienced something – even through someone else – that was not in alignment with your belief.

For example,

  • For the belief I am a bad writer: this proved untrue when I wrote (fill in the blank) article two years ago.
  • For the belief Good looking men are unfaithful or unkind: this has proven to be untrue in the case of x person’s husband.

This step introduces the possibility that there are flaws in this belief. As you go about your day, specifically look for examples that counteract this belief statement. For example, if your belief is “nobody likes me”, spend your day looking for “people who like me for who I am”.

If you are not finding an example after trying for ten minutes (please try!), move on to the next step.

3. How Has This Belief Worked Against You?

Think of all the instances where this belief worked against you, either kept you away from taking action towards something you wanted, or negatively affected you emotionally and thus affected other areas of your life – relationships, health, etc. How has this belief hurt me in the past? Write it down.

Change happens when we take action, and pain can be an effective motivator to catapult and accelerate our desire for change. When we’ve experienced enough pain, we will want change and will take action to make it happen.

Now, close your eyes and experience the pain you felt as a result of this belief. Visualize, hear, and feel the emotions of that moment. Make it as real as possible.

 

4. Find the Source

Dig deep into memories from your past – childhood, teenage years, early twenties or even last year – what instance or instances brought you to this conclusion? Be specific and write them down using as many words as needed to describe them.

Tip: it helps to close your eyes, and repeat the belief statement out loud. This triggers emotions that will assist in locating the events that contributed to its formation.

For example,

  • For the belief, I am a bad writer, I recalled an instance when a high school English teacher told me that my paper was poorly done.
  • For the belief, Good looking men are unfaithful or unkind, I realized that several ex boyfriends who were either unfaithful or unreliable or unkind were good looking men.
  • For the belief I am not good enough, I realized that I had formed this belief during my childhood years, when my mother would seem frustrated with me when I didn’t do certain things exactly the way she expected.

Close your eyes and visualize this scene. Re-live the scene and remember how it made you feel.

 

5. Alternative Meaning

The external event you identified in step 4 wasn’t necessarily responsible, on it’s own, for the formation of your belief statement. For example, just because my high school English teacher expressed dissatisfaction with one paper from a class 15 years ago, didn’t mean that I had to invent the belief that, “I am a bad writer”.

I believed this, because that was how I had interpreted the situation. I attached that meaning to the scenario. I had chosen that perspective out of the many possible perspectives that could have explained the situation. But at the time, I chose one, and attached myself to it.

Nothing has any meaning, unless we give it a meaning. The only power we can give to any external event or scenario, is the power we allow it to have on us.

Now, brainstorm for other perspectives that could also explain the external event you identified. It may be helpful to pretend you are other people, viewing the situation from multiple angles. In my example above, where I had concluded that, “I am a bad writer”, here are some alternative perspectives that may equally explain the situation:

  • The teacher was having a bad day.
  • The teacher had a different writing style than me.
  • I was really nervous while writing the exam, contributing to the poor performance.
  • Maybe it wasn’t my best performance, but it was an isolated occurrence.

Close your eyes and visualize the scene from step 4, except, view it from these new alternative perspectives. See that you are free to choose the meaning you give to the external event.

Now repeat your original belief statement verbally and examine how you feel. Do you now feel that your emotional reaction to the statement is reduced or non-existent?

6. Eliminate Beliefs

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Photo: Kevin Russ

Step A:

(Guide Visualization: listen above or download mp3 file)

Close your eyes and once again visualize the scene you found in step 4 (a situation that contributed towards you forming this belief). Now imagine that this image in your mind has gone dim, as if someone turned off a light or two in the scene. Now visualize that the image is moving away from you, as if contained in a box that is being pulled away from you.

As the image moves away, see that it also becomes blurry. Continue to imagine the image shrinking until it disappears and all you are left with is darkness. Now, take a nice deep and long inhale, causing an audible exhale, making an – ahhhhhhh sound.

Step B:

Open your eyes. Now write down a statement that has the opposite meaning from your belief statement. For example, I am a great writer, I am deserving of good things, there are many good-looking men who are faithful and kind, I am a good person, etc.

Step C:

(Guided Visualization: listen above or download mp3 file)

Close your eyes, and see yourself living with this statement you just constructed. Imagine yourself as a great writer, typing away at your desk. See yourself walking around on a beautiful day knowing that you are a good and deserving person.

Look around at the details of this scene. What do you see around you? What do you hear? Touch something in your environment. How do you feel? Feel the emotions of that moment. Feel the joy bursting from your being. You are smiling. Now make this image slightly brighter, as if someone had shined extra light onto the scene. Continue to imagine this scene until you are satisfied.

How do you feel now? Try repeating your original statement. Does it still bother you in the same way? Repeat the process if you still feel an emotional reaction towards it.

 

Parting Words

One of the most profound things I’ve heard recently is from Morty Lefkoe, in his interactive (and free) video program on getting rid of I’m not good enough. In it, he uses a beautiful analogy; for every experience that we go through that results in a belief, we are adding new clay or defining details to make a clay person, and then we attach ourselves to this clay person, assuming that it is us. We forget that we were the hands that created the clay person.

Indeed, we are not our beliefs. We are not the clay person we have created. Remember that behind every belief, there was a source that did the interpreting, created the meanings and attached those meanings to the external event. This source is part of us – it is our consciousness. When our conscious experience is mixed with our ego, we get confused and start attaching ourselves to these otherwise meaningless events.

Remember, if we can create the clay person, then we have the power and capability to modify it. If we want to, we can change our beliefs and thoughts and actions and therefore, change the results. Thus, in a way, we are in control of our destiny.

Thank you for reading. I hope you can apply this in your life, and see positive results. Do come back and share your experiences with us.

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103 thoughts on 6 Steps to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

  1. Brett

    I’m sure you’ve received plenty of recommendations with regard to what mic you can use. As a recreational PC gamer, I can tell you now that the agreed-upon best mic you can get your fingers on also happens to be one of the most affordable: a Zalman ZM-MIC 1 (link to NCIX product page: http://tinyurl.com/cbnufq). It’s small, attaches to a pair of headphones and has clear, crisp sound quality. It’s also less than $15 :)

    Yet another excellent article, Tina. I’ve been referring lots of my friends to your site, for your wisdom and insight. Keep it up.

  2. Hi Brett,

    Thanks for the mic recommendation. I love the price! :) I’m on a macbook pro, which actually doesn’t have a 3.5mm mic in, instead it’s a 3.5mm stereo in jack. Meaning, I need to either get a preamp or USB mic.

    I just ordered the Sanson USB Mic that Jay recommended above.
    http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810
    Thank you Jay!

    Tina

  3. Hi Tina,

    Thanks for sharing your story. Does this mean you got over your limiting belief about yourself or are you still working on it? I am surprised that you didn’t list “have a friend help you work it out”, since your husband was the one who pushed you to get the Mac (otherwise you wouldn’t have done it).

    Personally, I notice that I do “alternative meaning” often. Like sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not nervous, but excited. They both produce the same fight or flight response, but only differ in perception of the stimulus.

  4. I can really relate to the story you tell at the beginning of this article. When I was growing up my family went from being upper middle class to essentially working class poor by a down turn in the timber industry, in which my father worked. As a result even once little things like say ice cream became subjects of debate and might be passed by if it was a tight week. Now I was just coming to be of age to have some kind of understanding of money and I knew my parents worried. My brother on the other hand was three years younger than me. Being a birth order first I watched as he asked for the moon and the stars, and saw the pain on my parents face knowing that there were many things that they could not give us. (Food, shelter, and love were constants even if the first two were sometimes a struggle but what parent doesn’t want to give their child all they can.) The result was that whenever my brother would ask for something outrageous I would choose to not ask for anything, even reasonable things. And this has stayed with me to this day. I fight against it, and most of the time I do better. But big things are still a challenge. The Love Of My Life had to “force” me to get the MP3 player I have now. Even with it being only 75 dollars, (this was about 3 years ago now and that was an unbelievable bargain for a gig) I kept feeling guilty about spending so much money on something “non essential”. I am not a Buddhist but I try to take a largely Zen, non material centered approach to life, keeping “things” in their proper place. But still I am learning to be okay with sometimes wanting things, and not simply ignoring every desire I might have just because I feel I “don’t deserve it”. Anyway, thanks for the article.

    Keep The Faith.

  5. Lianna

    Yet another post that makes the world better. Love it!

    One line jumped out at me: “I am not a good engineer. They’re going to find out really soon that this is true. ”

    I have felt exactly the same! I used to think that I wasn’t a “natural” at engineering (so many of my friends in college had done things like Science Olympiad in high school, while I was busy competing in percussion), and therefore wasn’t any good. Then I realized that my unusual background truly does make me a better engineer. Wow, was that freeing!

    Thanks again for the well-written and well-composed post.

  6. Hi Tina,

    I love the audio. It was nice to have you lead me through the visualizations.

    Overcoming limiting beliefs is crucial if we are to go out and do our work in the world. I work with weight loss clients who are constantly battling with beliefs that are not serving them. I often use the work of Byron Katie to disprove thoughts. It, too, is an amazing process that will shine a big bright light on fear and dissolve it into a beautiful ray of truth.

  7. Martin

    If you did get that mac, you could now use Garageband to make a podcast version for each entry. I’d be all over it. :)

  8. Hi Tina,

    I could relate a lot to your story. I am the first in my family to be born in America and my parents worked hard to achieve the American Dream. So I grew up with the idea that you only buy something if you really needed it or if something had to be replaced. I am happy to say that I no longer have those beliefs but I do still adhere to the idea that a person has to live within their means.

    Anyway, I long for a Macbook too and my husband has been encouraging me to buy it. I have been hesitant but last week, I decided that I am going to go for it. Your post was like reading about myself and my experiences. Thank you! :)

  9. “We are not our beliefs.” You hit it on the head with that one Tina. We can leave limiting beliefs behind and take on new ones if we choose to. We don’t have to be chained to the beliefs we had in childhood.

    Thanks for the great practical advice on how!

  10. Hi Daryl,

    Yes, I have gotten over the belief, and yes, my husband helped me, but ultimately, I had to work on it and overcome it on my own.

    **********************

    Hi Martin,

    I did get the mac and have garageband installed. I haven’t played with it yet, but I will check it out. I used Audacity to create these clips, it was super easy to use, and it’s free.

    ***********************

    Hi Nadia (Happy Lotus),

    Check out the refurbished section on the apple website. They come with the same one-year warrantee and you can buy apple care on them. We got both the macbook pro and monitor from it, and can’t stop smiling at the great deal!

    You’re right, it’s important to live within our means and not spending more than we make. Frugality is a good thing, but it’s worthwhile to understand the root of where our own frugality stands.

    Warmly,
    Tina

  11. Hi Tina!

    I loved the audios! :) I think it’s a great idea, and it makes your whole post that much more accessible. Good for you – it’s about time you got a Mac! I know the whole growing up in China on a small salary thing is tough, and it still affects so many people, my boyfriend included.

    I’m so glad you put this resource together, and that you figured out that yes – you do deserve it. I especially liked the idea of poking holes in the belief by mentioning the times where it isn’t true.

    :) Miss you!
    Nathalie

  12. David

    Jeebus, this came at the perfect time. I’ve been wrapped up in a long session of self-deprecation for days, and within a few paragraphs, I already feel great. Please, don’t stop doing what you do. This is like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, except it actually makes me want to do something. If you were a shrink, I’d happily fork over every cent I had to you for your service, and if I had a job/credit card, I’d donate some money to your site. I swear I’ll donate when I get those things.

    THANKS SO MUCH.

  13. Mike

    You’re welcome to your opinion, but I think it’s too bad you had to start the article by insinuating that MACs are better than the typical pc. Just another assumption made by many from the cult of mac. To be fair and compare APPLES to APPLES next time, (you should have gone out and got a 5 year old macbook so you could find that it too sucked.)

    I believe that people will generally chose the side they know and are familiar with, rather than have an actual informed position. I use both, and I find…

    Macs are expenisive.

    They never lower their prices, older stuff just “dissappears” before the price point will fall.

    They are not as flexible as PCs, don’t have as much software, and generally elitest…

    and lastly..they remind me of some the things I hated about high school. People defining themselves through an image rather than actions. SOOOOO many people do this with MACS, where as people who use PCs just use them, and could care less with “looking cool”. We just want something that works, and my 3 pcs work very well.

    And my mouse has multiple buttons!

    In the end, it’s not the tool, it’s what you do with it.

    I have no idea if the rest of the article was good or not, i’ve bookmarked it to read later.

    Mike

  14. Your story reminded me of someone telling me that their mom had to stop living a “burnt toast” life. Raising her kids she always sacrificed on their behalf. If a piece of toast was burned, she was the one that ate it. This typified her life, she always sacrificed and took the short straw, and it became ingrained in her feeling of self worth.

    It’s a tough mold to break out of. Congratulations on your new computer.

  15. Superb article. I will have to read it a few more times to get the full benefit. Like you, I also have a hard time spending money on myself. I have no problem giving big – it makes me happy. But I actually feel physically sick if I spend a lot on myself. My very early years were humble, but I always had food to eat, a school to attend and a home. Don’t feel too sorry for me because my family did go up in the world. Being frugal was practical then. I just can’t figure out why I feel so intensely guilty about spending money on myself. I do make a point of spending money on myself as often as I can hoping the feelings will lessen. But it’s always the same – feelings of guilt for a day or two.

  16. Dee

    In one word – wow! Thank you for sharing your personal experience, thank you for bringing this important topic to your readers’ attention, and offering tips on how to take action! I got a little insight on cognitive behavioral restructuring strategies during my coaching studies and have since found them to be very, very effective, but also undeniably hard. Questioning your core, what you always held true, not easy! Still, it might have made sense and protected you when you were a child, but if it’s no longer working, time to find more effective alternatives.
    Well done.
    xx

  17. Tina, thank you for sharing this article…it’s just what I’ve been dealing with lately as I search for a new hometown, and my limiting beliefs and fear of making a mistake make the process like walking through knee-deep mud.

  18. Tina,

    This is a very powerful post; thanks for sharing. As a personal coach, I conduct lifestyle and career diagnostics and every case I have studied suffers from “limited beliefs” in one form or another. Based upon 100’s of diagnostics, I am confident that I would discover a limited belief even for those who claim not to suffer from this challenge. And I am no exception, as I have been haunted by issues around personal self worth throughout my life. These issues are buried so deeply inside us and are often so complex that what we see, understand and address through intervention is merely the tip of the iceberg. Although rationally we know better and our experience dictates that hanging on to old habits is irrational, these beliefs and, their behaviours, like it or not, will come back to haunt us from time to time. Clearly, awareness is the first step and centring, meditation and mantras are all good tools to help us make friends with our past and the control it exerts over us.

    Oh by the way, I have also started talking out loud about a Mac; I think I deserve one of those computers too, don’t you? ;)

    Best wishes, Craig

  19. Good stuff.

    I think the key to swapping out your limiting beliefs is to have something worth upgrading for. Feedback loops and sticky insights and actions are the difference that makes the difference.

  20. Hi Mike,

    I think you are missing the point of this article – it isn’t about whether Mac is better than PC. That was just a personal story to relate back to my point that we live with these limited beliefs about our environment that holds us back.

    To comment on your comment: my husband has a 5 year old mac and it still works superbly. He’s never had to re-install the OS or had any problems with viruses. During this time, I’ve gone through 2.5 PC laptops. Yes, macs cost more, but probably equivalent or even less than the price of 2.5 PCs. :)

    Also, I too used to have the mouse button bias for PCs. Until I discovered that the Mac mouse has 5 buttons, it’s just designed to appear like there is one button with a ball at the top. :)

    I invite you to oversee this detail and check out the rest of this article. There is a deeper message here.

    Thank you,
    Tina

  21. Guest

    (Hope this puts on a slightly different pair of glasses)

    1. Think of yourself as a rechargeable battery with 1000 (randomly chose 1000 – put any number in there) recharge cycles ….
    2.You need to recharge when you are completely drained (Your battery is close 0%).
    3. Your battery starts draining as you set forth on your journey of meeting your goals.
    4. You reward yourself when you cross your chosen milestones.
    5. Your reward typically gets its funding from your achievements.
    6. You rewards may or may not recharge you (the battery).
    7. Only when you hit 0% will your rewards start to recharge you. Here it is essential to understand your choices that you have (for rewarding yourself) and reflect whether that specific choice will help recharge you or not.
    8. After each recharge you will deduct 1 from your remaining recharge cycles (i.e. After the 1st recharge you will have 1000-1=999 cycles left)
    9. Understand that once you are recharged (i.e. your energy level is back to 100%) – Any attempt to recharge more than 100% is useless. Same case with rewards, your additional rewards will not add value to you once you’ve been recharged. (It’s like pouring water on a glass that’s already full – it’s just going to spill over…)

    Peace.

  22. Hi Tina,

    This was a great article. You have no idea how many people struggle with the same things. Growing up poor sure changes your whole life perspective. I think most of us have no clue about how powerfully our childhood effects us. Its good to know that we dont have to be stuck in those limiting beliefs.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy

  23. Unfortunately I can’t get the audio – severely disabled – but I would think that the key step to coming out from under self-limiting beliefs is to become aware of them.

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