by lorikoop


Create something special . . .

(word 13)

Once upon a time (week 1), we talked about our thought pond and all the variety of thoughts that live there. This week, we’re going fishing for those called “limiting beliefs”. Our thoughts are the number one factor limiting our success. NUMBER ONE. Not money. Not time. Not education. It’s about what we BELIEVE.

One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false. It comes to be dominating thought in one’s mind.” Robert Collier

A limiting belief starts something like this:
I can’t pursue my passion full time because . . .
I’ll never be able to buy a house because . . .
I’m too old to . . .

They’re the opposite of motivating. I’m pretty sure you know them. When you feel a sigh, when you want to quit, when tears well up, one has just swam by. Catch it. Make a list. These are the thoughts holding you back.

I took a fantastic class with Christine Kane called Uplevel Your Business where we looked at our limiting beliefs. A few I had were:
1. I don’t have enough ceramics education.
2. I’ll never make a decent income doing what I love.
3. If I don’t work around the clock, I’ll never be successful.

Then we created turnaround beliefs. We took each statement and found the real, motivating truth in it. A new belief we could embrace and one that would move us forward. Mine became:

1.> Inventive, fresh work comes from original thinking and free experimentation. My work is uniquely me.
2.> The most successful people financially are entrepreneurs. Clearly I am an entrepreneur! I dont’ want to do anything else.
3.> If I need to, I’ll get help to share the workload and manage responsibilities. There are an abundance of people looking for meaningful work.

My turnaround statements are true and motivating for me. When you turn yours around, make sure the statements are believable to you! Don’t do perfect you, extreme or utopian theory. Will you believe that? Keep them real and believable. If you need help, email me. I’m glad to help. Now, when a limiting thought arrives, I replace it with an UNlimiting belief. The truth I choose.

This kind of reworking, revising is part of growing. Visually, it becomes part of the continuous spiral upward. We don’t stop having thoughts, we just learn what we want to do with them. It’s a process, like everything else. You won’t be, can’t be, good at it in the beginning. It takes practice. Be as understanding with yourself as you are with kids.

Onward and upward. “Don’t let anyone tell you the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon!”

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My new hire did not work out. My better feeling thoughts… “I’m learning how to hire people, and it’s a process. Of course I’m a beginner. I’ve never done this before.” xo

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