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Overcome Self Limiting Behaviour you didn’t even know you had

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Is it really as simple as actively working to replace those limiting thoughts with new, inspiring, motivating, and exciting ones? FIND OUT BELOW





5 Steps to Overcome Self Limiting behaviour

  1. Notice your thoughts

  2. Question the thought - Where did this thought come? How does it make me feel?

  3. Reframe the thought - Kind, positive and thoughtful

  4. Write your positive reframed thought down

  5. Repeat daily

Does this look familiar? That’s because they’re from the amazing Rachel Rodgers and her book.


How to Overcome Self Limiting Behaviour

Today we’re spring cleaning, except instead of cupboards and wardrobes we’re going to spring clean your thoughts and help you stop limiting yourself!


But how you ask? Fair question. Well, as always we’ll do it together and I'll be here to take you through 5 simple steps that will:

  • Help you create alternative beliefs and behaviours

  • Stop the negative talk and take you from a state of doubt to a place of endless opportunity where your goals are achievable

  • Set yourself up to take meaningful action as we launch into this new season





Steps to a Successful Mindset: Thoughtwork

The incredible Rachel Rodgers, author of We Should All Be Millionaires


She defines it as “the work of consciously paying attention to your thoughts and then choosing to entertain different thoughts instead”.





For example, as I mentioned earlier, you might be limiting yourself by saying “I am terrible with money” take note of this thought and reframe to something kinder, thoughtful and truer e.g. “I’m taking the steps to learn and be in control of my financial freedom”.


The good thing is, we have a say in the thoughts we are thinking.




How to improve your mindset

Improving your mindset is like yoga or meditation. It requires awareness and regular practice. It's more than noticing your negative thoughts or taking positive action once.


Luckily you’ve got the drive, determination and by the end of this paragraph the know-how! So how does thoughtwork actually work?





Well, it begins when you stop believing everything that you think and start asking questions. Of course there is a smidge more to it and thats why I’ve stepped it out in full below.


The Thoughtwork Process

As Rachel mentions in her book thought work is a key factor in spring cleaning your thoughts.


Thankfully her framework can be used perfectly for overcoming self limiting behaviour and getting you into a success mindset.


The thoughtwork process is built around asking the following questions.

  1. What are the facts around this situation?

  2. Where did this thought come from?

  3. Is there a better way of thinking?

  4. How does this thought make me feel?




Thoughwork: Practice Makes Perfect

Let's put it into a more familiar context. You can think of thoughtwork like meditation and yoga, as it is a “practice” and just like yoga and meditation:

  1. You can’t practice thoughtwork or reframe a negative thought just once; and

  2. You need to practice it on a frequent basis.


Whether you have time to practice daily or you find yourself fitting it in around a life of work, kids, furbabies or never-ending zoom calls.


Make it work for you and remember to journal your progress (FYI I use MiGoals Daily Planner)


Before I let you go here are Rachel’s tips again!


5 Steps to Spring cleaning your thoughts -

  1. Notice your thoughts

  2. Question the thought - Where did this thought come? How does it make me feel?

  3. Reframe the thought - Kind, positive and thoughtful

  4. Write your positive reframed thought down

  5. Repeat daily

It won't happen overnight, but eventually, you’ll notice the negative thoughts around your new beginning goal will begin to reduce and before you know it, you will have overcome the self-limiting behaviour you sought to overcome!


Finally, remember when you think more positively, you will start taking more positive actions.


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