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Top 21 Limiting Beliefs Quotes

Limiting Beliefs Quotes

This post contains some of the best limiting beliefs quotes.

Limiting Beliefs Quotes

1. “Confidence is the basis of imagination—which is required for seeing and choosing a future beyond your current capability and circumstances. Confidence reflects your personal belief in what you can do, learn, and accomplish.” – Benjamin Hardy

2. “You believe your viewpoint is objective rather than just a single and limited perspective of an event or experience. This type of thinking creates what Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck calls a “fixed mindset,” which is the belief that you cannot change, grow, or develop in specific areas. It is the belief that your skills, personality, and character are “fixed” traits that are innate and unchangeable.” – Benjamin Hardy

3. “Likewise, you as a person can only be understood in context. If you had grown up at a different time and in a different place, you’d be a different person. You’d have different memories, connections, and beliefs.” – Benjamin Hardy

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4. “Anyone can discover a more fulfilling path. This has nothing to do with age or responsibility, and has everything to do with identifying and unlearning the beliefs that don’t help or empower you to be your authentic self.” – Jonathan Heston

5. “The idea that something is holding you back is, in itself, a limiting belief in your abilities and greatness.” – Jonathan Heston

6. “Identifying and changing these perceptions and beliefs is the fast track to freedom, because it transforms you.” – Jonathan Heston

7. “This is an inside look into the dark ways that limiting beliefs are formed: from the confusing stories our minds tell us, to traumatizing events from our childhood, to our preprogrammed responses to emotions.” – Jonathan Heston

8. “While limiting beliefs themselves are fairly simple, understanding the entire picture of where they come from and why we have them is not. That is why we get stuck. We don’t understand the context of our thoughts, so we are led to a deepening abyss of confusion and self-doubt.” – Jonathan Heston

9. “Limiting beliefs then, are partially the stories our mind feeds us which limit who we are and where we want to go. They disempower, instead of empower us.” – Jonathan Heston

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10. “If negative emotions keep “popping up” at random times, what type of stories will our minds create? Limiting ones. Each time they show up, our minds will attempt to explain them. Hence, we create a whole new set of limiting beliefs.” – Jonathan Heston

11. “Limiting beliefs can surface in every area of your life. Some of them give many clues about the root cause, and some of them are so hidden that you will likely not be able to find them without a close friend, mentor, or coach helping you uncover them.” – Jonathan Heston

12. “You might even have a layered set of a few different beliefs limiting you in an area. This “layering” happens over time, when you continually try to break free of a limiting belief, yet fail, causing you to build “reasons” and beliefs for being stuck.” – Jonathan Heston

13. “When you identify areas where you continually have a struggle, you have found areas where you are likely dealing with a strong limiting belief or set of limiting beliefs.” – Jonathan Heston

14. “Anyone driven by a deep mission will always face areas of discomfort and stretching. However, a limiting belief will cause what should be a simple stretching of one’s comfort zone to be paralyzing uncomfortable.” – Jonathan Heston

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15. “You likely have subtle limiting beliefs keeping you stuck in the cult of comfort. At one point you worked past your discomfort to get where you are, but the longer you settled, the more you became detached from your life mission, and the more you got lulled by your current success or comfort.” – Jonathan Heston

16. “Courage is your natural setting. You do not need to become courageous, but rather peel back the layers of self-protective, limiting beliefs that keep you small.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

17. “What you believe your future holds for you impacts your attitude, decisions and success.” ― Maddy Malhotra

18. “You don’t know who you are; you just know what they’ve told you about who you are!” ― Maddy Malhotra

19. “It is actually much easier, once you understand limiting beliefs, to live fully alive than only half alive.” – Jonathan Heston

20. “The great news is that existing beliefs can be deconstructed, and new beliefs fashioned. By hacking limiting beliefs, thoughts can be leveraged for our massive advantage, exponentially increasing freedom and powerful beliefs.” – Jonathan Heston

21. “Remember, your beliefs do not determine your worth.” – Jonathan Heston

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  • Portions of this article were adapted from the book The Unlimited Self, © 2015 by Jonathan Heston. All rights reserved.