Other People’s Limited Perceptions

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” – Virginia Satir

Limiting beliefs are thoughts & opinions that someone believes to be the absolute truth. They tend to have a negative impact on life; stopping moving forward and growing on both a personal and professional level.

Personal limiting beliefs are things like; “bad things always happen to me”, “I’m no good at speaking to people”, “all my relationships are terrible”, “I’d never make a good leader” or “I could never start my own business”. They’re assumptions about reality that come from your perceptions of life experiences.

Other people – if we let them – can have a lot of power over us. Everyone has opinions, some are voiced more than others, some are positive – and of course – some are negative. Put another way; we can’t let someone’s opinion about us that is based solely on their own limited perceptions become OUR limiting belief. Let them keep their opinion!

How do you overcome limiting beliefs?

1) The first step to overcoming your limited beliefs is in identifying what they are. …
2) Recognise that it is just a belief. …
3) Challenge your own belief. …
4) Recognise the potentially damaging consequences. …
5) Adopt a new belief. …
6) Put it into practice.

About Stu Dunn

With a background in sales and behavioural science, I enjoy learning more about people, behaviour, psychology - which led into motivation - and more recently - sales again. Having started my own real estate company with my wife, it's time to merge interests.
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