What are your limiting beliefs?
Post by Damian Killikelly
Part 4 of a 7-part series – How a journey of self discovery led to positive change
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” (Henry Ford)
I’m not a risk-taker. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m happy working for a stable company. I’m not the type of person that would start their own business
What are your limiting beliefs? Limiting beliefs are easy to see in others – especially in my line of work. How frustrating is it to see abilities in others that are never unlocked because they think “that isn’t me”? Yet how often are we guilty of putting the same limitations on ourselves?
Over the years I have seen many participants break through these barriers and I have achieved success on my own terms beyond my original expectations. Yet I was still limited by the mantra at the start of this article. This isn’t a problem if you are fulfilled by the direction your life is going - everyone has different motivations. However, if there is somewhere you want to go and your limiting beliefs are getting in the way, the most powerful question is always “Why?”. Whatever your first responses are, keep asking yourself “yes, but why?”.
Once you change your mindset, just take the next small step. You don’t suddenly become a risk-taker, you just take a bit of a risk. You don’t become an entrepreneur overnight, you just do a few things that are a bit entrepreneurial.
I was 50 when this process started. I took a risk. We started our own company. What’s next?
Call to action: Challenge your limiting beliefs. Start small and keep pushing the boundaries
Written by Damian Killikelly
After a variety of experiences working in accountancy and sales for 13 years, I was lucky enough 17 years ago to find my vocation – training. Doing something you genuinely love is life-changing. I strongly recommend if you haven’t found your own vocation that you keep searching and taking the chances and opportunities that come along – it is never too late! I passionately believe that behaviour change is only sustainable when it is embedded in daily life –not just professionally but personally. The more we see the benefits in our most important relationships, the more motivated we are to continue. I am privileged to see these changes in my participants but also to be constantly challenged through their growth to look at myself and my own development.