This one will be short today and hopefully thought-provoking. In the last several posts we have been working on building self-awareness and identifying limiting beliefs. Let’s think about how we benefit from hanging onto negative beliefs and the habits that come along with them.
What is one of your limiting beliefs? Usually a belief that starts with “I never”, “I always”, “I hate”, or “I can’t”. Then ask, what is the benefit of holding onto this belief?
Keeping a negative belief can serve as a protective mechanism in certain situations. For example, if someone believes that they are not good at making friends, they may be less likely to put themselves in social situations where they may feel vulnerable or rejected. While this negative belief may not be entirely accurate, it can serve as a way to avoid potentially uncomfortable or unpleasant experiences.