32 Confessions About Self-Worth and Limiting Beliefs

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Everybody knows them because everybody has them: Limiting Beliefs. We constantly lower our own self-worth because we can’t stop entertaining those self-limiting beliefs that run through our minds all day long like a tape on repeat. And even though we know that we limit our own potential it seems like we can’t help it but have to go on and on. What makes it so difficult is that this process happens unconsciously most the time. Even though we are listening to that voice we don’t seem to be aware of what’s happening.

I caught myself recently being in put-myself-down-mode again but luckily got aware of it. Later I found it a nice idea for an article and wanted to share some of the thoughts that ran through my mind as an example to help you become aware of Your own limiting beliefs that may cause a low self-worth.

Writing it down is a good first step to start getting over Your limiting beliefs. Simply by consciously looking at them You will have a good chance of getting over them because our thoughts and feelings seem to have this funny quality of disappearing once You deliberately look at/feel them. There is no guarantee, of course, but it’s sure worth to give it a try.

I know from my own experience how difficult it is to vocalize Your thoughts and especially Your feelings so I thought it might be helpful to give You some examples from myself as an inspiration to help You bring Your own limiting beliefs to paper.

Since limiting beliefs usually come in the form of “I can’t, I should/shouldn’t, must/mustn’t” this list may be more aiming at limiting beliefs about self-worth. It’s that thought about “Who am I to…?”. Who am I to think I can do this? You may also have experienced it the other way around by someone telling You “Who are You to think You can do that?” which then turns around into us believing those things the more often we hear it.

My List Of Limiting Beliefs About Self-Worth

Who am I to believe that I deserve all the things I want from life?

Who am I to believe I deserve to be loved?

Who am I to think I could make a difference?

Who am I to believe I can do stuff that matters?

Who am I to dare to want to be, do, and have more?

Who am I to dare to want all the pleasure life may have to offer for me?

Who am I to think I could live my life according to my own values and beliefs?

Who am I to want to be more confident and stand up for myself?

Who am I to want to have the freedom to do whatever I want when and where I want?

Who am I to believe that this actually might be possible?

Who am I to believe that I can even include my family?

Who am I to think I am someone my children can and should look up to?

Who am I to believe that there is more to life?

Who am I to still ask for more?

Who am I to think I could be more?

Who am I to think I could impact the lives of others?

Who am I to want to learn more and more things even though I lack time?

Who am I to want to learn the things I am interested instead of what others tell me I should know?

Who am I to want to do my own thing even though I still don’t know how?

Who am I to hope that all failure on the way will eventually pay out?

Who am I to think it should be ok to take a risk sometimes?

Who am I to feel like I am the only one having difficulties in life although I know that’s not true?

Who am I to feel bad about myself sometimes although I know that I am much better off than other people in different countries?

Who am I to feel like crying sometimes without really knowing why?

Who am I to want to be left alone sometimes?

Who am I to want to be healthier and fitter and convince those around me that they should be also?

Who am I to allow myself to dream of a bigger, brighter, better life?

Who am I to believe that there should be ways to make those dreams come true?

Who am I to still not know what to do and how to do it right despite so many opportunities?

Who am I to feel overwhelmed sometimes?

Who am I to think I may have something to say?

Who am I to write this blog?

…and a few additions from a friend:

Who am I to be so egoistic?

Who am I to put myself first and forget about the others?

Who am I to judge others without really knowing them?

Who am I to wish I had a flat belly while eating junk-food and watching tv?

Who am I to be so sensitive while hurting other people’s feelings?

Your turn 🙂

What are some limiting beliefs that are holding You back? Write them down and eventually share some if You will (but sure don’t have to).

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