The main challenge we all encounter is limiting beliefs, which can often destroy, sabotage, or prohibit us from reaching our full potential. Besides, our beliefs are often not even our own because they are often conditioned by our environment and the people in them. Additionally, these beliefs are often instilled in us from societal and cultural conditioning, which heavily relies on our country of origin or where we choose to live later in life. An example of a generic limiting belief is an individual that is controlled by feelings of inadequacies that has several roots. The origin of these feelings of inadequacies often stems from our upbringing and, most of the time is further perpetuated because of a lack of awareness.
These limiting beliefs often emerge in different relationships with various figures that can evoke unconscious patterns and dynamics from our pasts. The emergence of these unconscious patterns or dynamics is often referred to as transference. Transference can be described as the misdirection of feelings or desires onto other individuals that have no relevance to these emotions and often originates from relationships with significant characters from our lives. For example, these dynamics or patterns are often developed through our relationship with our parental figures, siblings, or other significant figures. The main challenge with transference often is the ability to become conscious of their origin or when they are evoked in a different settings or relationships, which can often lead to either a reinforcement or deconstruction of those patterns, dynamics, or beliefs. Disclaimer, please visit a credible psychotherapist if you are interested in this specific approach!
Limiting beliefs often prohibits individuals from progressing in life, which is often due to a state of mind or belief. Additionally, these beliefs are self-judgments that are perceived as factual and often come with ramifications. The ramifications often can be self-sabotaging, especially when an opportunity emerges to develop your skills or any other forms of life experiences. For example, suppose an individual has developed a belief that they are too inadequate to participate in an intimate relationship. In that case, they most likely will not take advantage of an opportunity to be in one due to their unconscious beliefs. Hence, developing self-awareness and self-esteem is essential to progress in life, in combination with becoming conscious of biases about oneself and others.
Three methods to become conscious of limiting beliefs!