5 Common Limiting Beliefs that are Destroying your Self-Confidence

5 Common Limiting Belief that Are Destroying Your Self Confidence

Limiting beliefs are firmly held convictions that limit or constrain us in some way. By believing them, we end up diminishing ourselves and impoverishing our lives. They tend to destroy your self-esteem, damaging your belief in your own ability to make the necessary changes in your life that will lead you to happiness and a more fulfilled life. When it comes to the limiting beliefs that destroy your self-esteem, here are the five most common limiting beliefs that you may be holding onto.

Limiting Belief #1I Don’t Deserve Anything Good

When you believe that you aren’t worthy of anything good in your life, you will subconsciously turn down any reasonable opportunities that come your way or sabotage those opportunities that you’ve already received. This limiting belief disrupts that balance of giving and receiving.

  • “I’d never be able to afford that”
  • “I could never buy that.”
  • “That’s way out of my price range.”
  • That’s why I can’t have nice things.


Common Limiting Belief #2 – I’m Not Attractive/Good Looking Enough

When you continue to fail at finding a date, you begin to question your appearance. While appearance does play an essential role in delivering an excellent first impression, it is your charm and attractiveness that matters in the long run. It can be hard to appear confident if you always doubt your physical looks. The same goes for business. Just because you don’t think you are physically appealing on video – doesn’t mean you don’t have some incredible value to provide to people that could drastically improve their lives or businesses.

  • “He/She is way out of my league.”
  • “He/She is too good for me.”
  • I’m more of a behind-the-scenes type of person.


Limiting Belief #3I Will Only Fail at Achieving My Dream

When you trap yourself in a failure mindset, you will never have a chance to achieve success, regardless of what you are doing or how hard you work. There will always be some level of self-sabotage or resistance that will be holding you back. The more you fear failure, the harder it will be for you to move on. Instead, you need to learn as much as you can from each mistake and failure you’ve encountered and move on quickly with the new knowledge and experience you acquired.

  • ”If it weren’t for ­­­­­_____ I would have….”
  • “It was ____ fault!”
  • “I would/could have done it BUT…”
  • This just isn’t the right time for this type of opportunity.
  • It’s great to see other people who are successful, but that doesn’t mean I will be…


Common Limiting Belief #4I Can’t Find Happiness

If you don’t know where to look for it, the quest for happiness in your life can be an eternal journey. While you will always encounter negative emotions, even when you are bursting with confidence, happiness is a skill that you can learn and develop. You just have to start being grateful for all the little things you have in life. Stop looking for and placing restrictions on your happiness and your success. The only thing stopping you from achieving happiness or results is your limiting belief that you aren’t worthy or ready for it yet.

  • “I’ll be happier when…”
  • “I will enjoy my life when…”
  • “I’ll be able to have more fun after…”
  • As soon as I have ____ I will be able to…


Limiting Belief #5I Can Never Turn This Around

When you experience setbacks and challenges in life, you may end up feeling anxious or depressed. When you hit your rock bottom, it’s normal to not be able to see anything good happening to you in the future. If you continue to strengthen this belief, it will eventually turn into your reality. If you find yourself in this situation, it is vital to do anything you can to shift your state. Do whatever you need to do to start feeling hopeful and start taking actions to dig yourself out of this hole. Go outside, exercise, visit with a friend, read a good book, listen to your favorite music, try some animal therapy…the opportunities are only limited by your imagination.

  • “I’ll never be out of debt.”
  • “I’ll never be able to fix this.”
  • “Nothing good ever happens to me.”
  • “I never win anything.”
  • This sort of thing always happens to me.


Do not be fearful of challenging your own beliefs

Don’t continue to allow a common limiting belief to hold you back from being a confident person and living the life you truly want to live.

Thoughts are constantly flowing, they come and they go, obeying their own laws, not yours. And if you become aware that you are not your thoughts, the impact of those thoughts will began to diminish. Giving you the ability to step back and question whether they are true to you, or whether you actually believe them.

After all, beliefs are only decisions that we have chosen to accept as truth. Questioning can lead to true transformation, evolution and enlightenment. In life we are always learning. But equally as important, we must unlearn that which does not agree with us anymore.

My hope for you is that you’ve had at least one or two “lightbulb” moments while reading this – you’ve expanded your awareness.

This is the first essential step to identifying and eventually changing our limiting beliefs.

The power of your thoughts lies in the fact that you think they are yours.” – Osho

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~Wishing you success!