Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Discovering what motivates includes identifying your limiting beliefs and identifying what brings you joy. This requires a deep dive into your inner world.
Who would we be without the self-doubt, and the limits we place onto ourselves.
Humans are complex creatures that have layers. Through the environment we grow up in we form our beliefs these beliefs either limit us or bring us closer to what we want in life. When they limit us they push us further away from what we truly want. For example, our desire to change our lives, and follow a new path can be pushed away when we believe our thoughts such as I don’t have time, I am not smart enough, good enough or rich enough. These thoughts keep us in the same career, doing the same things following the same routine.
What if you questioned these beliefs and changed them?
Who would you be without these beliefs?
What would you be doing differently?
When we’re striving for a goal, we may find ourselves feeling blocked from achieving it. Sometimes we can do the work and other times we feel stuck and unable to move closer to what we want.
These layers need our attention. Each and every one of these layers of limiting beliefs need your awareness so you can change the patterns and results you get. So you can take action towards changing that belief.
When people are succeeding in something and you feel inspired and think, why can they achieve that and maybe it feels so out of reach for you? It’s because they have committed to changing these beliefs and believe it will serve them in a positive way. Or they don't carry these same beliefs.
A belief only becomes a problem if you’re suffering and you want something so bad and it seems out of reach. So how do you start believing you can have whatever it is you want in life?
Surround yourself with people that also believe it’s possible
Identify your core beliefs and question them.
Gather the evidence to demonstrate that the belief is not true.
Take action towards increasing your confidence and self-esteem.
If you have a core belief that you’re not smart enough, start doing things in your life that make you feel smart. It could be as simple as reading a book and implementing what you learnt. It could be painting, writing or working with a team of people on solving problem. What ever it is place yourself in environment that gives you the feeling you’re lacking.
How do you identify a core belief?
Any time you want to achieve something, and you say but …. See what comes after that.
Is it a fact or a story you have believed for a long time?
Who did you learn this from?
Recommended resource Byron Katie The Work