Believe It Or Not…


Do you remember when your life was carefree, everything was so exciting and you were so curious that you just had to explore the world around you?

You were a self-assured explorer in a life that led you on an insatiable, never-ending quest for knowledge, constantly asking your parents your favourite question, ‘why’?

When you are young, you set out to boldly explore the world that you find around you.

You are inquiring, inquisitive and have an unquenchable thirst for information and experimentation. You can do or be anything you want be, your imagination can run riot without limitation.

As we then grow a bit older we begin to notice our personal limitations.

We run as fast as we can in races at school and come last in the event.

We play sports, such as hockey or soccer, to the best of our ability and don’t make the school team.

From these experiences we determine that we are ‘no good at sports’.

We attempt to sing our favourite songs, mimicking our idols from the world of music and our friends or family laugh at the result.

From this experience we decide that we ‘can’t sing’.

We try our best at reading and spelling but get told off for not doing well in tests and get laughed at when we stand up to spell and read.

This experience leads us to believe that we ‘are not good readers or spellers’.

And so it may continue, with the focus being on what we can’t do rather than what we can do.

With each of those negative experiences, we construct a personal limitation that we file away in our minds and carry with us into adulthood.

We then go through life looking to prove the things that we think about ourselves.

As adults we often have a wide variety of fixed ideas and limiting beliefs that prevent us from fully experiencing the world around us.

The problem with these beliefs is that we have carried them for so long that we don’t even think of challenging them, they just become part of us.

It’s very much like the metaphor about the baby elephant that has a rope tied around his leg.

At first, the small elephant pulls at the rope to attempt to break free. Without success he eventually gives up and accepts that he cannot move beyond the limitations of the rope.

Years later, the elephant has matured into a large adult that could easily break free from the rope; but he is now so used to his life that he doesn’t even try because he still holds the belief that he cannot break free.

Like that elephant, we often accept those limiting beliefs that we built up as children without hesitation or question. We carry those beliefs with us for so long that we forget to confront them, even though we have new capabilities as an adult.

So how do you change a limiting belief?

People often ask us what Time Line Therapy™ is all about and what it can do.

One of the most powerful uses of Time Line Therapy™ is the removal of Limiting Beliefs.

It is a process of active imagination, where the person locates the original limiting decision related to the limiting belief and ‘rationalizes’ the event by using their time line.

It is very effective and limiting beliefs disappear easily. You can then build new thoughts which will establish new beliefs, which will change your behavior, change your results and change your life.

We would like to suggest that you can identify and challenge the limiting beliefs that you may have developed from the past.

If there is something that you have always wanted to do, then make the decision to break free of your limiting beliefs and take the first step towards accomplishing it.

There are whole new worlds of knowledge and experiences just waiting for you to learn and find. All you need to do is break free of the rope of your limiting belief and begin to take action.

If you would like to know how to change limiting beliefs and behaviours, then you may want to consider taking one of our NLP+® Trainings…

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