What is the danger of limiting beliefs? We sell ourselves short without trying.
Let’s look at some limiting beliefs.
“I don’t have a good memory.”
Saying we don’t have a good memory is a convenient excuse to forget. The solution is finding an optimal way to store information in our brains.
“There is too much information out there.”
Many people spend a significant amount of time reading commentary on a position they hold – never realizing how much they are missing.
Others realize that reading everything is unsustainable and tend to overvalue information they’ve spent a great amount of time consuming.
Instead of reading everything, identify the key variables that can impact your progress.
“All the good ideas are taken.”
Companies have been starting and competing with different ideas, variations, and strategies for centuries.
“We need to move first.”
The answer is not as black and white as this statement. The iPhone wasn’t first, it was better. We have to break each situation down into its component parts and see what’s possible.
“I can’t do that; it’s never been done before.”
Think Elon Musk. A better bet is to look at what could be and plan for that.
Our thinking improves when we stop making assumptions and subscribing to limiting beliefs.
Adapted: FS Brain Food No. 396 | Photo: Tony Robbins