If you’re anything like me, you probably have a voice in your head that’s always telling you that “you can’t.” You might also hear it whispering that you’re not good enough, or smart enough, or pretty enough. If you’re ready to shut down that little voice, this is the episode for you! I want to give you practical strategies that you can implement starting today.
Here are three powerful strategies you can use to overcome your own limiting beliefs:
- Name the fear. Identify the thought or belief that’s playing in your head, and figure out what exactly the fear is.
- Change the tape. Replace the message that your negative inner voice tells you with a new message, and intentionally craft a new script for yourself.
- Create accountability. It’s really hard to let people in and be real and authentic, especially when it comes to our limiting beliefs, but it’s important to have someone who will call you out when necessary.
[01:31] – Today’s episode will be about limiting beliefs.
[03:17] – Ruth digs into a couple more quick points before heading into the main part of the episode. If you want the worksheet for this episode, text YOUCAN to 44222 or go to this link.
[04:13] – We hear about a recent conversation that Ruth had with a friend who had a limiting belief on the topic of writing.
[06:34] – Limiting beliefs can come in all shapes and sizes, and appear in all areas of our lives. They’re also shapeshifters, Ruth explains.
[08:24] – Ruth lists some examples of common limiting beliefs that an internal negative little voice says to people.
[09:48] – While we can’t always stop limiting beliefs from popping up, there is something that we can do.
[10:13] – Ruth discusses what this looks like in practice, since the reality can be a lot more challenging than it sounds.
[12:36] – We learn about Ruth’s second key strategy to overcome your limiting beliefs, which involves positive self-talk.
[14:05] – Ruth takes a moment to clarify what she doesn’t mean by affirmations, joking about the SNL skit of Stuart Smalley. She then clarifies what good affirmations look like.
[16:34] – We arrive at Ruth’s third strategy for overcoming limiting beliefs, which involves having someone in your life who’s willing to challenge you.
[19:29] – When you surround yourself with people who will speak truth to you, you need to be ready to hear hard things. Ruth offers a personal example to illustrate this point.
[20:49] – Ruth asks listeners a specific question that can lead to finding the accountability you need in your life.
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Love it!!! All 3 are fabulous!! Can’t wait for more!!!
Excellent! Very succinctly put with concrete examples of limiting beliefs and a clear cut plan for change!
Sound Great! Love the transcripts too.
The last step is the scariest of all. Yikes
I really liked all 3. I really liked the point in the 2nd one that none of us know what we’re doing. That is hard to remember in the age of social media where everyone posts only the “perfect stuff’. Also, to not worry about what people think, or be afraid to make a mistake. The 3rd one was the kicker though. That is the one I really need to work on. That negative thinking is what really holds me back sometimes. You talk yourself out of doing things that could be great. And, yes, if it doesn’t turn out great, so what, at least you tried.
This year I bought the planner. I don’t use it fully yet, but it is with me and I am learning how to use it. This year started out for me ‘doing it scared’, and where I am right now is a great start.
I love LWSL, and these podcasts.
Limiting beliefs limit us in moving forward. They can hold us back from so many things in our lives. Making the decision to not allow them to limit us will help us to move past them. Replacing them with positive beliefs, affirmations, faith declarations are so important. This is half the battle in our minds. Then, being accountable to ourselves and allowing accountibility from others finishes the equation which allows us to bring change to our lives! Thanks Ruth for this podcast; I really needed to hear this! God bless!
Changing the tape is my biggest challenge. I have a very hard time controlling my run away thoughts about myself. I’m curious to learn more about how you change that thought process that doesn’t seem hokey to those of us that really struggle in this step.
I Love having the worksheet. Thank you Ruth!
Really liked it. Going to write some positive affirmations for me and hang them around the house to see if that will help me. Thanks for all you do.
Make sure you post one on your bathroom mirror! It is so important to provide ourselves with positive daily affirmations!! xo
Loved topic. Limiting beliefs.
Yes, this is something I really need to work on this year. This was a goal that I wrote in my planner.
Stop negative thinking.
I really appreciate how you went in to depth on this topic and kept it simple.
This is something I would want to discuss with my daughter, she is ten. I don’t want her tape to be negative,
I want it to be true, positive, loving, and full of grace.
What a great idea to share with your daughter!! Such a good idea to shape her thought process now!! xo
Keep the great material coming. I have enjoyed listening. I am encouraged and ready to apply some of the concrete actions that you talked about. In Episode 3 my big take away was the importance of continuing to move forward and think new thoughts.
So glad that episode resonated with you! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of the podcasts! 🙂
Thank you!! I really need these strategies!
Another great episode Ruth! I really struggle with my own self-limiting beliefs. Thanks for the motivation to make a change in that area of my life.
love the first three podcast and can. It wait for all future episodes. So honest, so thought provoking, so packed full of resources. Thank you Ruth for sharing this next chapter of your big pod cast adventure.
This podcast definitely resonated with me. I started EBA as a new blogger and am close to the point where I should start sharing the blog with others. I am afraid to share (except to my most trusted people) since I worry too much what people will think of me. I think I need to create a positive affirmation along the lines of not everyone will like my blog and that is okay and that my blog is a work in progress.
I look forward to future podcasts!
This podcast makes me think about the millions of times that I’m my worst enemy from achieving my goals. Thank you for making me realize that I can do more than that little voice inside my head. Here’s to reaching our true potential.
Ok so…. I absolutely LOVE all of the episodes so far!! Changing the tape will be the toughest to do. I have been working on this for some time now but when it gets the scariest, that’s when the limiting beliefs scream the loudest in my head. I’ll be working on this consistently this year.
THank you for continuing to tie in all your topics. And as always for tying in all your others tools.
Another great podcast! A powerful message to keep moving forward to Do It Scared.
My favorite episode so far. Hard as it is to admit, the negative limiting thoughts are killer and calling it out is key to continue of the journey.
Love it! Can’t wait for Episode 4.
Love your podcasts! I am looking forward to more. Thank you!
I could not have found you at a more eloquent time!
My struggle: *stage fright*. I have a voice, I can sing, I want to get on stage… but it’s so terrifying.
I have an audition this Thursday. eek
Ruth is a joy to listen to. You can tell she “knows of which she speaks” Her enthusiasm is contagious!
A lot of good information for anyone in anytime of their life.
I just listened to this episode this morning while getting ready for the day and realized what my limiting beliefs are! Wow I can’t wait to work on the download. Thanks again. I am really enjoying your podcast Ruth.
Thank you, Ruth, for providing transcripts as well. The podcasts are great, but I enjoy reading this good stuff over and over. Every point you make is another step I need to take. Accountability is tough…every which way! Finding THE person or persons is beyond difficult. Opening up is a new stratosphere of tough. Gracefully accepting and putting the constructive criticism to work in my life is hard. I would love to find those accountability partners but I have not accomplished that yet. Working on it, though. Accountability is a huge part of any success.
I loved your episode. Yes I do have that little voice in my head thats keeping me from trying something new. I will definitely try to apply your suggestions. YES ACCOUNTABILITY is certainly the hardest to attain. Thank you for your knowledge and especially the happy tone in your voice that make it all worth while.
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