The biggest limit to what we can believe and in turn, achieve is our mind. Our minds are like a blank canvas with unlimited potential. Nurture it well, and it can be our most powerful ally to help us get through anything and help us achieve unimaginable heights of success. It’s also very capable of pulling us down and becoming our worst enemy.
The Power of the Mind (Subconscious Mind)
All organs in the body are important, but the most essential of them all is the brain. The human brain does not only make up the most critical organ system in our bodies, but it is also the central command of all our thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
The mind-body connection is neither a myth nor a knowledge to be put on the sidelines. Without the mind, which is responsible for allowing any action, we can’t do anything sensible in our lives. But not everything in our mind is conscious thought.
Much of our brain activity is relegated to the subconscious. Even without our conscious knowledge, our brain is making sure that everything is in balance. More specifically, our subconscious mind powerfully drives our behavior, thoughts, habits, and our lives in general, more than we would like it to sometimes.
When we understand the key role that our subconscious mind plays in our belief system and how it’s central to our actions, we can take the wheel and powerfully maneuver our lives. Allowing our subconscious mind to believe that anything is possible starts by examining our own current beliefs. We must then put in the work to positively turn any limiting beliefs we have into positivity.
Examine Your Current Beliefs – Are You Limiting Yourself?
Do you want to change something in your life? If you’re completely happy and content the way things are, great. If there is room for improvement, then digging deep down into the holes we’ve created for ourselves takes work.
It is only through commitment and a willingness to change that we can change anything at all. Other factors beyond our control may sometimes cause changes in our lives, such as a traumatic event. But a conscious positive change and one that constitutes letting our subconscious minds believe that “anything is possible” requires forcing ourselves beyond our comfort zones. No change will ever feel comfortable in the beginning.
To change anything in our lives, particularly in areas where we feel limited, means we need to engage in some honest self-reflection.
Follow these steps to ensure your subconscious mind believes that anything is within reach, and so it becomes your powerful ally in making things possible.
Recognize Any Limiting Belief
It all starts with your beliefs. Is there anything holding you back? Do you feel dissatisfied and limited in any aspect of your life right now? What beliefs do you hold about yourself and the world around you that is limiting your potential?
Take stock of all your current beliefs and ask yourself the difficult questions: Is it true? Who told you so? Whose beliefs are you manifesting? For progress to take place, we have to let go of some things that no longer serve us as they should. Many times, they come in the form of a belief.
Choose to Change Your Belief
Identifying an old belief is one thing; choosing to let it go is another. In some instances, we’re so emotionally attached to a limiting belief because it’s what we’ve known to be true all our lives, even if there is no factual evidence of it. Or, our belief is really only an opinion or viewpoint, not a fact. Comfort zones feel good but they can also be very limiting.
Remember: It takes a conscious decision to change our minds and our lives.
Replace Your Existing Belief with a Powerful and Positive One
Removing a belief that you’ve known to be true for the longest time might make you feel hollow. And so, you have to be ready to replace the belief you’re letting go, with a powerful and positive one that will serve you better and won’t stifle your growth.
You might be needing to reinforce your new belief with some evidence to make it more convincing. But stay positive, you’re getting there; you’re creating one that is good for you, and it’s going to do wonders in no time.
Establishing a new belief in your mind and removing an old limiting one is deep work. Limiting beliefs come from the subconscious mind, but they’re not impossible to remove and replace. Keep reinforcing the new positive belief in your mind consistently.
Support it with evidence as much as possible. Repetition is key to ingraining something deep in your subconscious. Stay accountable to yourself by finding the means to measure your progress and celebrate your small wins. They go a long way in the process of change.