Are Your Limiting Beliefs Moving You Forward or Holding You Back?

African elephant with dumbbellThis is part three in a series on how to create your best year ever as an introverted woman entrepreneur. If you have not read part two, you can read it here.

Being an entrepreneur requires personal growth in all areas of your life. Beliefs you never knew you had can come up and stop you in your tracks. You can know everything there is to know about growing a business, but until you do your inner work to break through limiting beliefs and other blocks holding you back, success will be a struggle. It is critical to work through these beliefs.

A limiting belief is one of the four main blocks to success. It is something that you accept about life, yourself, the world, or people in it, that limits you in some way. These beliefs turn down your bright light.

Some examples of limiting beliefs are. . .
•    It’s so hard to make money
•    I’m too shy
•    I’m not good at sales
•    People are only out for themselves
•    No one has the money for my products/services

We cannot outperform our beliefs. Baby performance elephants are confined to small areas by a chain around their foot. Once they become a colossus multi-ton being, they are confined by the same chain, easily broken if they tried. They do not try, however, because they believe they cannot break it.

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

When you come up against a limiting belief, there are a number of things you can do. The two most important things are to challenge and explore the belief, while loving yourself through the process.  When challenging old, limiting beliefs, start by asking these questions. . .

•    How true is that really?
•    Where did I get that idea?
•    How has this belief effected me?
•    How can I let this belief go?

Asking yourself these questions is a powerful way to begin to explore and let go of these beliefs. Next week I will share ways for you to turn your limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs, to help you move more towards the success you desire.

Want to learn more about becoming a confident, successful entrepreneur? Join my free teleclass, “The Successful Introvert: How to Use Your Introversion for More Success. Learn more and register at www.erinsumm.com/thesuccessfulintrovert

I look forward to connecting with you.

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