I was originally introduced to this prompt through Food Matters TV, an online resource for everything from nutrition lectures, breathing and meditation workshops, to documentaries about expanding your mindset to achieve your biggest dreams. It’s worth checking out. I recommend starting with the documentary series called, Transcendence. There is no kick-back to me in anyway. Instead, it is a resource that I feel I needed to share because of how much it opened me up to my dreams and has helped me push beyond years of self-doubt.
After watching Transcendence, my wife and I purchased a monthly subscription to check out what else they had to offer. We stumbled across a Masterclass called “Shifting Limiting Beliefs”. In short, it was profound.
When we clearly identify our fears and limiting beliefs, we begin to break them down. We can then affirm who we are and what we really want. We begin to feel empowered.
I studied A LOT of mindfulness based techniques and psychological theories when I got my Master’s degree in Sport Psychology a few years ago. So when I say that this series of questions goes right to that deep place to help you wake up, I mean it. It combines a reality check with soulful introspection and comforting affirmations to change your life, immediately. Again, it has been so impactful to me that I thought I would take the risk of copyright infringement and share the questions here.
So take out your pen and paper or open up a new google doc and write it out. I gave my actual answers when I did it, but feel free to write about whatever areas resonate with you. We will each have different strengths, struggles, goals, and dreams.
The Power of Beliefs
Step 1: Identify Your Positive Beliefs
Write down every area of your life that you feel you are having great success with. For example, this could be with health, relationships, work, business, friendships, family etc.
For each of these areas of success, write down your beliefs underlying these outcomes. For example:
Health- I believe that I am a healthy, fit person who is able to do anything physically. I also believe that I know what healthy food is. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies.
Belief: I believe that I am a healthy person
Business- I believe that we can learn how to do just about anything and work hard enough to achieve our dreams. I believe that people value education and therefore I will continue to learn and grow. I believe that learning and growing is important in business.
Belief: I believe that I can learn anything and work hard.
Relationships- I believe that marriage takes work. You must put into it every day otherwise the bucket will run dry. I also believe in communication, that we should be able to have open conversations with people we are in relationships with. I believe that supporting the other person’s dreams is vital to the health of the person and both people in the relationship.
Belief: I believe in the work and communication I put into my relationships and marriage.
Step 2: Identify Areas where you are not seeing results and are struggling. Write your beliefs about why you are struggling.
For example, this could be a physical limiting belief such as, “I believe that my body is holding me back”. Or “ I believe that I could be healthier if I lived in a different house”.
It could be a limiting belief about finances, such as “I don’t deserve to make X amount”.
It could be a limiting belief about work, such as “I don’t like my job but I don’t feel like I could get hired where I really want to work”.
Step 3: Fast forward your story
If you keep these limiting beliefs what will your life look like 5, 10, 15 years from now?
With your health and happiness?
Step 4: Rewriting your story (The good part!)
Write down the things you want to achieve in your life and why you want them. How would you feel with each one?
Go big here. This is your life.
Now write down the belief you would need to have in order to achieve those dreams.
For example: (These are mine. Full vulnerability).
I want to be financially free. I would feel like I have every option. I would feel like I had total freedom. I would need to believe I am capable of handling the responsibility of that adventure and that my ideas are big enough to achieve it.
I want to own a successful business that makes me and others feel deep fulfillment. I would feel smart and worthy of success. I would feel like I had a purpose and was helping people. I would need to believe that my business would be successful if I focused on the customer/client above all else and provided an exceptional service.
I want to create a life in which I get to meditate and get closer to God every day. I would feel a true sense of why I am here on Earth. A deep purpose and a connection to God. I would need to believe that the time I am putting in every day to connect was valuable to my spirit.
I want to be a healthy weight and achieve it in a healthy way. This would make me feel confident about who I am and what I teach. I need to believe that I am capable of being a healthy x-pound person.
Step 5: Create your Affirmations to Move Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs
From your dreams above, write down your affirmations based on the beliefs that you would need to have to achieve those dreams.
I am capable of handling the responsibility and the adventure of owning my own business and that my ideas are big enough to achieve it.
I believe that my business will be successful when I am focused on the customer/client above all else and provide exceptional service.
I believe that the time I am putting in every day with meditation is valuable to my spirit.
I believe that I am capable of being a healthy x-pound person.
Cool right? It feels good to let yourself dream but it is also so powerful to identify the thoughts that come up when you think about pursuing those dreams and goals.
I am curious to know if this was helpful for you or if you have any questions. Please feel free to share in the comments section below or send me a message.
I hope you feel awake and ready to achieve your dreams!