Personal and Career Development

6 Steps to help you rid of limiting beliefs

That hinder you from living your dream life.

By Thuli Sithole


Your beliefs shape your results and your future. If you are dissatisfied with your life, begin by addressing your limiting beliefs. New beliefs are easy to install. Consider how easy it was to install your previously held beliefs without intention. The key is to find evidence for the new belief, surround the new belief with enthusiasm, and remind yourself daily.

We begin this process by asking ourselves probing questions.


Challenge the belief.
Suppose you held the belief that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Where did the belief originate? What was the source? Did you read it or experience it first-hand? Was it something you learned from a parent, teacher, or peer?


Secondly, create a new belief that serves you.
It is not enough to let go of a negative belief. It is important that you replace it with a new perspective. What is a more useful alternative to your current belief? For the previous example, you might choose
the belief, “Anyone can attract wealth and abundance.”

Search for evidence that your new belief is possible. 

Do you know any wealthy people that started with little money? Seek out examples of successful people that came from humble beginnings. Have there been instances in the past when you have proven your new, desirable belief correct?

Get excited. Visualize yourself living your new belief. 

How would your life change? How would that make you feel? What would you accomplish? Stick with this process until you feel a high level of excitement and enthusiasm.

Reinforce the new belief. 

Repeat your new belief to yourself several times each day. This will only take a few minutes. Make time in the morning and evening to complete this task.

Continue until your new belief is rock solid. 

It’s easy to slip back into old patterns of thinking. Continue the process of visualizing your new belief in action and repeating it several times to yourself until your new belief is unshakeable. –Thuli Sithole

Miss South Africa 2005 l Entrepreneur l Mother l Motivational SpeakerLife Coach

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