Self Limitation: Why Failure Isnt Always Acceptable

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Self Limitation: Why Failure Isn’t Always Acceptable The beliefs a person has make up who they are and who they will become. The stronger those beliefs, the less they will change, and the more evidence there is to support them. An example of this evidence is the positive, or negative, feedback a person receives after attempting something new. Every day, people say the word “can’t” many times and the more they say it, the more they believe it. The word “can’t” is a limitation word. It convinces the person that it is impossible for something to happen, for them to complete a task, or learn a new skill and, therefore, halts their progress. Self-limiting beliefs are those things people believe about themselves that place limitations on their abilities and are often the cause of slowed advancement in their personal lives. Limitations are actually a thing of the mind; in reality, there is no such thing. When learning a new skill, people will first fail many times before doing it correctly. Theoretically, each time they attempt the skill, they will improve. When this theory is correct, they person notes that small improvement and works hard to perfect it and take it even further. But what happens when they do not improve of the course of three or four times? People will convince themselves, after a certain amount of failed trials, that they are not able to achieve the skill, that it is impossible for them. Whatever one believes becomes one’s reality. People do not necessarily believe what they see; rather they see what they already believe. Because of this, a person who experiences multiple failures while attempting something will become discouraged and begin to doubt themselves. Then, they will believe that the task is indeed unmanageable for them and they will give up. However, there are many concepts that could play into the person’s failure. Perhaps they just need

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