“The worst of all beliefs, are self-limiting beliefs. If you believe you are limited in some way, whether or not it’s true, it becomes true for you. If you believe it, you will act as it you were deficient in that particular area of talent or skill. Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations, is often the biggest obstacle standing between you and the realization of your true potential.”
This quote is gold to me, liquid gold. I meet girls on a daily basis that don't believe they have the ability to be something they aspire to become. It is one of my goals as a trainer/coach to get you to understand the power of your potential. I believe each and every one of us is born to succeed and thrive in this life not just “get by.” I never want to just “get through” something, I want to enjoy the process and find the good in every situation.
Understand that if you don't believe you can do something, you are right.
And if you think you can do something - you are also right.
But the minute you tell yourself no - you automatically take it off the table because you’re not even going to try.
Although it may be difficult to do a complete 180, you can start changing your belief systems with small steps daily that I’ve used to improve the quality of my self-worth and I encourage you to try too!
1. Remove all negative self-talk. If thoughts such as “I look fat today”, “I’ll never be good enough” “There's no way I could do that”, enter your mind, you must immediately divert your thoughts towards something else. It’s only when we dwell on negative thoughts that they continue to eat at us and foster into self-imposed limitations.
2. Don’t allow yourself to complain. This journey is about positivity, and complaining only focuses on the negative. Instead, choose to focus on what you can actually do to improve the situation.
3. Lift others up. Start putting focus on making other people feel good. Compliment them. Tell them when they're doing a great job. Good things come back to you when you're constantly spreading positive energy towards others.
4. Take a nightly inventory. At the closure of each day take time to journal down what you did well today. It can be as simple as; got up on time, ate a healthy breakfast, called my grandmother, etc. Often we get so caught up in our struggles of the day we forget to apply credit to what we did well. You can also set small goals for the next day. This allows you to feel accomplished daily by completing what it is you set out to do. Understand that no body-type will ever bring you true confidence or happiness. Confidence comes from knowing your worth and understanding your ability and potential to succeed. Setting those small goals nightly will help you work towards that confidence!