This is the final instalment of a three-part series about limiting beliefs: how to identify them, uncover their emotional power, and ultimately transform them into thoughts that “spark joy" and help you move forward with meaning. Click here to read the first part and here to read the second part.
A bow-tied Jiminy Cricket with a head full of question marks
A black, viscous, oily splotch
An oval face with empty eyes and a gaping mouth
A green carnival mask
Are these clues from a dated detective board game?
Or elusive fragments from an epic dream?
All good guesses, but they’re actually illustrations of limiting beliefs drawn by some of my clients.
And they play a critical role in how to send your self-sabotaging thoughts and emotions packing in order to free up space for those that spark joy instead.
Before we get into that, let's recap what we’ve uncovered in these last two blog posts:
We learned how to detect thoughts and beliefs that are self-sabotaging and fear-based.
We learned how those thoughts and beliefs trigger emotions and then actions.
I’m not sure which beliefs you’d like to transform, but let’s play with one that many women hear with the volume on full-blast.
“I’m not good enough.”
Did you know that if women don’t feel 100% qualified for a position they won’t apply for it, while men apply if they think they meet just 60% of the job criteria?
That’s exactly how a limiting belief like “I’m not good enough” can translate into emotions such as fear and insecurity which then trigger actions (or inaction in this case).
So how do we go about unraveling that belief, or at least diminishing its grip on our lives? Click over to find out.