Your Beliefs Shape Your Life
We all have beliefs. Some of these beliefs support our success and some don’t. Beliefs that work against us are commonly referred to as “Limiting Beliefs” and we’ll use that definition here. But in truth all beliefs are limiting in the sense that they cut off other paths and that limits future choices. The trick is discovering what beliefs are limiting your success and what ones aren’t. To do that you must know what your goals are. Once you know your destination you can better understand whether your beliefs are limiting you or supporting you.
A limiting belief for one person might be a perfectly appropriate belief for another. The difference is the context of the belief in relation to the person’s life and career goals. For instance: The belief that you’re capable (or worthy) of making 1 million a year in personal income might be limiting to the person who is striving to make 2 million (or more) a year while simultaneously being an appropriate and supportive belief for the individual who is happy receiving an income of 1 million annually.
Why Do Your Beliefs Matter?
Your unconscious mind works tirelessly to make sure your life is aligned with your beliefs. Your beliefs about yourself form your identity. This includes your beliefs about how much money you can and should earn, what type of career or profession you can and should have, the quality of your relationships, what you do and don’t deserve, etc. This means your unconscious mind works day and night to make sure your life (personal reality) matches these beliefs and is true to your identity.
Discovering the beliefs you’ve formed, that are holding you back, is critical to your long term success. Once you know what these are you can work to supplant them with beliefs that support your goals.
There are many methods for changing, overriding, or removing limiting beliefs. Popular methods include:
- Daily Affirmations & Incantations
- Practice new habits for 21+ days
- Guided Meditation
- Self-Hypnosis and Guided Hypnosis
- Creating goals and reviewing daily
- Consciously changing self-talk to support new beliefs
- Removing negative influences from your life
- Sheer grit and determination
- These all work—but only as hard as you do and they require time and determination to create, override, or remove the old beliefs.
I’ve used each of these methods with varying degrees of success over the past 11+ years. In the past 1.5 years I’ve changed my tactics to include Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coaching. The results are phenomenal.
NLP coaching allows for the use of techniques that create near-instant and lasting change and—in essence—install the new belief or behavior. There are various forms of NLP coaching. Some use classic NLP techniques while others draw on expanded tool kits—that incorporate additional techniques derived from the synthesis of NLP and other modalities.
I’ve studied and been trained in classic NLP, both in person and using self-study, throughout my life, and I’ve had multiple in-depth boot-camp style trainings in what I’ll call expanded NLP in the past 2 years. In my opinion the expanded NLP is far superior because it offers greater flexibility in technique and allows the practitioner to achieve faster results in self and clients. (I used classic NLP in my communication over the past 11+ years but never achieved the profound, even exponential, results in myself that I’ve experienced since learning and applying expanded NLP.)
The true secret is applying your craft. Many people know the expanded NLP style that I have learned, and as with most things, relatively few of those who know the science and art—because it’s both—actually apply their knowledge in their lives on a regular basis. I propose that to effectively use NLP when coaching others an NLP coach must actively use NLP on themselves as a way of life. This includes both self-work and having a coach to help with the blind spots.
NLP coaching is a quick and effective way to identify and either remove or modify limiting beliefs. It’s like laser surgery, getting right to the core issue and healing it. Why waste time with slower methods? You want to take fast, decisive action and feel good about your choice. So schedule your free consultation today.