Self-limiting beliefs lurk in the deeper recesses of all of our psychological dungeons. We may not know they are there until we are asked, or demand of ourselves, to do something outside of our normal field of action. Then we get to see, feel is more like it, those lurkers in all their nasty glory, triggered by the pain and fear of stepping into the unknown. In particular I have experienced learning internet marketing to be extremely demanding of true personal growth.
The challenges presented forging into the unknown territory of internet marketing seem to have an uncanny ability to hit right at the core of the most deeply embedded beliefs about life, the nature of reality and my ability to effect changes with my efforts. No other thing I have done in years has had such power to trigger more “I could just quit,” or “This isn’t working,” or “I don’t have what it takes” thoughts and feelings. Or the most devious one, “It’s just not meant to be.”
I know at a foundation level I have the choice not to act on those thoughts. I can choose to just observe them, understand they have been dredged up from my subconscious by the demands I am placing on myself, and keep on doing what I committed to do…succeed!
My remedy for these destructive thoughts is spending focused time weekly with those who have already walked this journey and overcome their own negative, self-limiting beliefs. A person I give thanks for is Tony Robbins, a teacher with great compassion.
Tony offers a Free Personal Strengths Assessment Test on his website, which can provide us with practical information for taking steps to dismantling these self limiting beliefs, and replacing them with new, more constructive ones. Understanding where we are strong and where our self limiting beliefs stop us is vital to our goals.
The only way we can fail is if we quit, and stay quit. And those little imps of negative thought will keep popping up to whisper in our ears that this is taking too long, or who am I to think I can do a great thing, or be realistic – the world is falling down around us. So, thank those imps for sharing, refocus, and keep going.
And when we stumble to the ground, Tony and people like him are there with their cheering and clear thinking. They help us come to our senses and make the powerful, life affirming choices to push through the pain, the fatigue, the disappointment…and that is the measure of success!