Change Your Self-Limiting Beliefs
You know it never ceases to amaze me when talking with people regarding living life to the fullest, how the majority of people perceive that it must happen.
When it comes to money, the majority believe that you must work longer, harder, or be luckier than the next person if you are to ever achieve any type of financial security. It is a common belief that "money is hard to come by," or "money doesn’t grow on trees."
Although I have never actually seen a money tree, the concept of wealth creation is much easier than most realize, or can imagine. The reality is that money is only a medium of exchange, that can easily be attracted if one knows the simple laws and principles for doing so.
Obviously money isn’t the only aspect of living an abundant life, although many will disagree.
To live a truly abundant life, there are actually 3 areas that determine a true sense of fulfillment, which must be balanced if one is to really experience and enjoy life to the fullest.
These 3 key areas are Money, Health, and Relationships.
If you had $30,000,000.00 but your health was such that you couldn’t get out of the house to enjoy it, it would have little value. If you had the same amount of money and phenomenal health but no one to share it with, it would be nothing but worthless paper.
By the same token, if you were absolutely broke, but enjoyed healthy relationships and outstanding health, it would be impossible to experience and fully enjoy those things that money can buy, which would allow you to do for yourself and those you love, whatever you would like. Correct?
It’s true that the majority in the world, perceive and experience lack in one or more of the three key areas of life, and true abundance is only enjoyed by the minority.
But why is that?
With respect to money, it has been estimated that if the worlds wealth were divided among the people of the world equally, there would be enough for every single person alive, children included, to live in a 3000 square foot home and have $7,000,000.00 in cash!
Why is it that some seem to have it all, while others scrape by from day to day just to pay the bills and keep food on the table?
Actually, the answer is quite simple, and the simplicity of it will astound you. Many will shun the concept based on the simplicity of the answer.
Do you know what the reason is? It’s called thoughts and emotions. These 2 incredibly powerful aspects of your life are what determines what you have or don’t have. These 2 seemingly simple aspects of mind are the difference between living a life of overflowing abundance or barely getting by.
How can that be? It is our thoughts and emotions that form our beliefs. These beliefs are established, for the most part, when we are just young children and are based on the experiences of our parents, and what they were taught and came to believe as truth in their life.
As life goes on, we accumulate and establish many more beliefs based on the type of church we attend or what our particular religion teaches. We establish these beliefs when something happens in our life that supports what we were taught, regardless of their validity, and they then become our reality. Once this happens it becomes an endless circle of the same results over and over and over again.
Many people believe that the occurrences that happen in their day to day lives happen because that is "Just the way life is", and for them, it’s absolutely true.
What many fail to realize is that the reason that these things happen as they do is because that is what they are attracting to themselves through their belief system.
That is how our universe was created. It has been proven scientifically, and known, experienced and talked about for thousands of years in spiritual circles.
Many man made religions of today teach that you must do certain things or act in certain ways if you are to accomplish or accumulate. Basically, that you must be good.
In many cases, when we hear this sort of thing our conscious mind searches the limitless capacity of the data storehouse, referred to as the subconscious mind, to find a record that has been stored there from as long as several years ago, previously taught to us by well meaning parents or loved ones, which validates this teaching we are now receiving, and reaffirms that information which we establish as truth or belief. It is through these established beliefs which attract the events, conditions and circumstances that manifest in our lives, and makes it our reality.
Many will doubt the validity of what is being shared because it goes against the common belief systems that have been established and been taught to believe as truth.
In an attempt to validate what I am sharing, I’ll use the following example…
Many are familiar with the name, Roger Bannister. For those that aren’t, Mr. Bannister is the man that broke the all time record of running a 4 minute mile, on May 6th 1954.
Until the time that he accomplished that incredible feat, it was believed to be Impossible, and beyond a humans ability to do so. Even psychologists said that it was beyond human comprehension or any humans ability to do so. That was the common belief of that day, and so it was.
That is until Roger Bannister came along, who broke the previous world record, and finished in an amazing 3 minutes 59.4 seconds!
Once it was found that such a thing actually could be accomplished, that record has since been broken many times! The most recent in 2001 in an incredible 3 minutes 43.13 seconds, by Hicham El Guerrouj.
How Is That Possible!? According to the world, even 4 seconds wasn’t possible. It was impossible. According to the most respected psychologists of Bannister’s day, it was Impossible. And so it was. Until someone had established the belief that it could be done, it was impossible.
Until someone had established a strong enough belief that would change history, it was impossible. Since that day in 1954, many have seen that it was possible and had the desire and ability to shed the self limiting belief that held them to that limiting belief. Many since have broken that impossible record!
I could reference hundreds if not thousands of cases in all walks of life that support what is being conveyed, but I don’t have room within this article.
Look at your own life. What self limiting beliefs have you allowed to hold you back from accomplishing your most sought after dreams ands deepest desires? What unfullfilled dreams are you hesitating to act on because the world says that it's impossible?
You don’t have to be a track star to create whatever it is that you desire in your life. You don’t have to be someone else to achieve whatever you desire and enjoy more abundance in your life than you could have ever previously imagined. You don’t have to be anything other than yourself.
So what is the Secret of Abundance? Great news. There isn’t one. There never has been.
All that is necessary to attract all the abundance you could ever hope for, is for you to shed the self limiting beliefs that you have allowed to be stored as your truth. All that is required is that you develop an awareness of the overflowing abundance and unlimited potential provided to you by the Source of all that is or ever will be.
The only thing required to attract whatever you desire, is that you train the subconscious mind.
All that is needed is for you to change your beliefs about what is possible.
You have the power to choose.
Change your beliefs and you will change your world.
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Author: Chuck Danes has been assisting individuals for the past 25 years in the areas of self improvement and personal development. His passion is assisting others in becoming aware of and fulfilling their unlimited potential. He is currently assisting individuals worldwide with life changing tips, techniques and resources, through his Life Enhancing newsletter, "Enlightened Journey" and his site, Abundance-and-Happiness.com