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How to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are thoughts and opinions which we believe in, which is the main reason why they keep us away from achieving more.

Those limiting beliefs are mainly developed through our earlier years, where our brains absorb information like a sponge, in order to create a logical mental model of the world.

Now, though limiting beliefs are functional to a certain extent, they are not the best bet in the context of becoming the best version of yourself.

In this article, we’ll give you actionable tips and tricks which you can apply on a day to day basis, to shatter your limiting beliefs and progress further.

How To Shatter Limiting Beliefs

If you catch yourself unable to take action on certain ideas, thoughts and visions, it is more than likely a matter of mindset.

And though limiting beliefs may persist throughout your experience, they are not necessarily something permanent, as long as you have the desire to work on them.

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The mindset is flexible and it can take on a multitude of belief system configurations so needless to say, your experience is nothing but the end product of the story you keep telling yourself and believing in.

Here are our best tips to shatter limiting beliefs:

#1 Embrace Challenge & Change

The fixed/limited mindset will always look for shortcuts and won’t recognize the value of real effort and challenge.

Another common trait of the limited mindset is the desire to always be in a flow of sensual pleasure, thereby making effort & work look even less attractive.

However, if you accept that effort isn’t fruitless and that you can change for the better, you will instantly become more prone to taking on more challenging tasks.

Without a doubt, as you persist more and more through challenges, you will see them for what they really are and the idea of fruitless effort will pass.

Effort is the path to personal development.

#2 Toughen Up

In general, people who are binded to their limited beliefs, give up pretty easily for the most part.

Again, this is a product of the perception of effort, which, in a fixed mind, seems like something fruitless.

Well, the truth is that for the most part, giving up is automatic, because you’re following the same old behavior pattern.

In the face of setbacks however, you can CHOOSE to persist, instead of giving up.

This will be something unknown for your brain if you’ve been limited up until that point, meaning that there may be a certain level of resistance.

Nevertheless, if you choose to persist, you will train your brain and create new, more productive behavior patterns.

#3 Observe Yourself

When you acknowledge that most of your emotions and behaviors are automatic, you will come to find that you don’t really make conscious choices whatsoever.

Your brain knows what it’s going to do and has taken the decision way before the thought of doing it surfaces in your conscious mind.

When you observe your emotions, feelings and behaviors, you have the opportunity to actually make a conscious decision, against that which your brain has taken.

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Whether we’re talking about relationship behavior, social behavior or just the way you treat yourself, observing all of that and taking different choices at the time of occurrence is the best way to rewire your brain

And Remember…

You will never be perfectly unlimited, simply because we humans always go through more and different experiences, as long as we are alive.

Those different experiences awaken and trigger a multitude of emotions and behaviors, some of which have been buried inside of your brain for decades.

Shattering limiting beliefs is about recognizing the thoughts, opinions and behaviors that keep you away from your best self.

Stay self-aware, make different choices, keep your head up in the face of setbacks and remember that personal development is a life-long quest!

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/ or connect with her on her Facebook page,

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