Now we’ve been exploring the concept of self-limiting beliefs and how they have the ability to sabotage our business in a myriad of ways by preventing us from achieving our true potential. Now the great news is that it’s pretty easy to identify self-limiting beliefs and numerous techniques exist that can help you eliminate self-limiting beliefs permanently. So today I’d like to share with you a really simple and powerful technique that comes from a practice known as NLP or neuro-linguistic programming. Neuro-linguistic programming is an approach to communication, psychotherapy and personal development that was developed in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. NLP asserts that there is a correlation between neurological processes-hence neuro-language-hence linguistic-and patterns of human behavior developed through life experience-hence programming-that can be modified to achieve specific goals. Simply put, NLP works with rewiring your belief systems through modifying the way that you think about and talk to yourself. So here’s this simple yet incredibly powerful NLP technique to transform your self limiting beliefs. Get into the habit of making any negative statement about yourself that you typically make in present tense to the past tense.
Statements made in the present tense trick your body and mind into thinking that statement is a fact that describes your current reality. When you make a statement in the past, that tricks your body and mind into thinking that it is an event that has come and gone and that now you are in a period of transition that opens up new future possibilities. So, for example, instead of saying to yourself “gosh, I’m just so disorganized.” Modify your statement and say, “in the past I’ve been so disorganized, but now I’m much more on top of things.” Even if this doesn’t quite feel real to you right now simply modifying the “am” with “have been” will make a profound shift in your experience.
So try it out. It certainly won’t hurt. Thanks a lot for joining us. If you have any tips and tricks on how you transform your self-limiting beliefs, feel free to share it in the comments below. If you enjoyed this video please do give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends so that more people can benefit from this information. If you’d like to receive more practical and evolutionary advice about business and life, feel free to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
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