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8 Key Steps to Breaking Free of Your Limiting Beliefs

8 Key Steps to Breaking Free of Your Limiting Beliefs

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Are your beliefs limiting your ability to progress in your career and reach your goals? We explore 6 steps to breaking limiting beliefs and how you can achieve more. Limiting beliefs represent one of the most powerful forces that keep people from leaving their comfort zone to explore new opportunities. It is virtually impossible to convince yourself to take massive action in an area where you believe reaching your goal is impossible. When I created the Crushing Limiting Beliefs course, my goal was to offer a step-by-step program that would allow individuals to replace old limiting beliefs with new liberating beliefs, unleashing the power of the mind to produce phenomenal results. 

Commit to destroying your limiting beliefs.

You can't fix a problem without first identifying it. In order for you to break free from your limiting beliefs, you must be committed to the process of changing them. You have to be willing to take an honest look at yourself and your life and admit that there are areas where things could be better. Remember, change is a choice. 

Too many people are afraid or unwilling (or both) to commit themselves fully when it comes down to making changes in their lives that would lead them away from their current path or situation--and this includes changing their thinking! However, if you want to change your situation, it begins with changing your thinking. Question: Beyond general contentment, will you truly be fulfilled with the life you are living currently? Can you say, with absolute honesty, that you are living your best life? If the answer is "no," you have work to do, and it starts with addressing your limiting beliefs and the error in thinking they produce. 

Take the time to understand your limiting beliefs.

Limiting beliefs are negative thoughts we have about ourselves, the world, and our future. They can be so ingrained in our psyche that they feel like facts. For example:

  • "I'm not good enough."

  • "No one will ever love me."

  • "I'll never get what I want out of life."

These thoughts may sound familiar because many people have them! But if you're feeling stuck or unhappy with your life right now, limiting beliefs may be holding you back from achieving what you really want--and they're not necessarily true at all! In fact, most limiting beliefs aren't even based on reality; they're just interpretations of events that happened long ago (or never happened) and made an impression on us at some point during childhood development when we couldn't think critically about them yet. sometimes we inherit our limiting beliefs from our primary label givers---our parents. Regardless of the origin, it is our responsibility to change them.

Identify the Belief that is limiting you.

The first step to breaking free of a limiting belief is identifying it. This can be challenging because many of our beliefs are so ingrained that we don't even realize they're there.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when trying to figure out what your limiting beliefs are:

  • What do I think about myself? Do I have low self-esteem, or do I feel like a failure?

  • In what areas of my life am I feeling stuck or unhappy (e.g., career, relationships)? Why does this bother me so much?

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Start with the small stuff, and build your way up.

Start with the small stuff if you want to break free from your limiting beliefs. Don't try to change everything at once. Instead, take it one step at a time and build your way up. Using the progressive approach will also help you develop self-confidence. 

For example: If one of your limiting beliefs is that you're not good enough or smart enough for something (say, being an entrepreneur), then start by changing that belief into something more positive, like "I can do this if I set my mind on it." This will help shift your mindset so that instead of focusing on what might go wrong in the future, you focus on all the good things that can happen when starting something new (like earning money).

Identify the root cause of your limiting belief.

  • Identify the root cause of your limiting belief.

  • Why do you think this way?

  • What happened to make you feel this way?

  • What would happen if you didn't have this belief?

You can use these questions as a starting point for exploring the source of your limiting beliefs and how they came into being.

Learn to challenge your negative thoughts.

A great way to break free of your limiting beliefs is to learn how to challenge them. This can be done by recognizing the negative thought, considering the evidence that supports it and contradicts it, and considering what you would tell a friend who had that thought. Your thoughts are the seeds of your destiny, and they have physicality. So, learning how to manage your cognitive processes throughout your day is imperative. The thoughts you give attention to or accept gain traction and become more powerful. 

If you find yourself stuck in a rut with your self-confidence or feeling frustrated with life in general, try this exercise: Write down all the things that bother or upset you. Then ask yourself why each one bothers or upsets you so much--what makes it hard for me? What do I really believe about myself because of this problem?

Next, write down three possible solutions (or more) for each item on your list above and then choose which solution(s) would help solve those problems most effectively based on their effectiveness at solving similar issues in the past (or pick one randomly). Now take action on implementing these solutions!

Find ways to help others that are different from how you help yourself.

Find ways to help others that are different from how you help yourself.

If you're in a position to mentor someone, do it! If not, consider volunteering at a charity or doing something else that will give back to others. Your goal is to find something that will bring joy and fulfillment into your life while also helping someone else--this way, you can get out of your own head for a bit and focus on something bigger than yourself.

Limiting beliefs are an issue that affects everyone, but it's possible to fight them and break free from them!

Limiting beliefs are a common problem. They can be overcome, changed, and destroyed by working hard on yourself and being honest about what you want. You are far more powerful than you believe. You must learn to program your mind to look for the power instead of the problem. Whatever you focus on, you will feel the most. If you focus on the problem, it will become increasingly more powerful and overwhelming. However, if you focus on the possibilities and the power you possess to create new realities in your life, you find your capacity to achieve fulfillment expanding daily. 


Where I grew up in the inner city, there were no people with doctorate degrees---only blue-collar workers and a few nurses. There were not many business owners, and there definitely weren't any published authors. It could have been easy to buy into the idea that high achievement was not in the cards for me. I chose to program my mind with the idea that the word "can't" will never apply to me. I have started and brought to profit 47 companies over 35 years. I have written and published 25 books. I have seven academic degrees, including two doctorates. I share this with you because I want you to see that you write the narrative of your life with your thoughts. Your thoughts are governed by your beliefs.

Breaking free from your limiting beliefs can be a long process, but it's worth it. Your life will get better once you start to see yourself in a new light and understand how much power you have over your own thoughts and feelings. Whether it takes months or years, keep working at it until you feel like those old beliefs no longer hold any power over who we are today!

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You will get:

To challenge beliefs that limit you through positive self-take and affirmations

Analyze your beliefs for merit and accuracy

Develop an internal resolve to push through those limiting beliefs

and more.


  • Create a plan of action to move toward your goals
  • Consult with Dr. Wallace in a one-on-one capacity to set the new path toward your destiny of success
  • Gain clarity on what you need to change in your thinking and speech.
  1. Improve your career
  2. Start a business
  3. Improve your financial situation
  4. Achieve what you once believed to be impossible.