“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that there are limits.” – Robert Anthony
Previously, I mentioned the term “Limiting Beliefs”. Fears and worries are the key ingredients that make up our limiting beliefs. While the best way to get rid of those limiting beliefs is to turn to positive thinking and turn them into “Empowering Beliefs”. It’s important that we first think more about exactly what empowering beliefs are and how to successfully incorporate them into our thinking habits.
Author Mikael Olsson, in his book Handbook of Success: How to Make Your Life What You Want It to Be, explains some important things about the concept of empowering beliefs. He shares that there are many empowering beliefs that can enhance your quality of life. You can find them by considering what you would have to believe in order to be, have, or do what you want in life.
We must take our Limiting Beliefs and transform them into Empowering Beliefs.
Here is an example:
Limiting Belief: I am a bad influence on my kids through my own weaknesses.
Empowering Belief: There is no failure, only feedback. What we learn from every experience and every response is only information that tells us whether we are being effective or not.
So what are the five steps of breaking the cycle of Limiting Beliefs?
- Discover Parent Limiting Beliefs
- Change Parent Limiting Beliefs to empowering Beliefs
- Discover Child Limiting Beliefs
- Change Child Limiting Beliefs to empowering Beliefs
- Child empowering Beliefs lead to Thinking Their Way to Lifelong Successes
Once you begin to change your own Limiting Beliefs into Empowering beliefs, you can then work on doing the same with your children. In the end, the outcome you want to achieve, is empowered children who know how to recognize their own limiting beliefs and who possesses the tools to change them to empowering beliefs so they can begin to think their way to lifelong successes!