Make That Leap Forward With Empowering Beliefs That Help You Manifest What You Want!
In his seminar Unleash the Power Within, Tony has a process he uses for deleting limiting beliefs. He calls it the Dickens process.
That names comes from him watching a Christmas Carol; in particular the scene in which Scrooge was confronted with the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future.
All of these ghosts together showed Scrooge the truth about who he had been, who he was, and who he was going to become.
In other words, they showed in the truth about his behavior and the limiting beliefs that underpinned it. Knowing this, Scrooge could make lasting changes to who he was, what he believed and how he lived in the world.
Using that story as a guide, Tony devised a guided visualization which is designed to show people how damaging their limiting actually are.
He takes people back into their past and has them feel the pain that they’ve caused to themselves and to others because of their limiting beliefs.
Then he goes into the present, and allows people to see how the limiting beliefs are impacting their lives right here, right now. And then he has them imagine their future, and shows them how the potential damage of these limiting beliefs will mount up over time.
The point is – every man and every woman in the room finally understands how they are nothing like the person they could truly could be without their limiting beliefs.
So at this point the audience now fully understand what’s happening to them because of their limiting beliefs.
Next, to shatter those beliefs, Tony scrambles the memories, the recordings, the tapes, call them what you will, of these limiting beliefs. He does this by disrupting them.
For example you might shout out one of your limiting beliefs in a squeaky Mickey Mouse voice. That’s rather hard to take seriously.
Another possibility is that he’ll invite you to stick your finger in your nose while you say your old limiting belief out loud.
Bizarre, yes, but it’s an effective technique because it’s a pattern disrupter. And when the old pattern’s disrupted, there’s room for the new pattern to go in, in other words for the new belief to be laid down over the old one.
The interesting thing is that those new beliefs are probably much truer than the old beliefs ever were.
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Where Do Old Limiting Beliefs Come From?
The reason these old beliefs had such “stickability” was because they protected you. As a child, you have to learn stuff quickly. Sometimes your survival depends on it.
What you learned as a child is generally the source of your false limiting beliefs, and you can bet your bottom dollar that when you learn something as a child you most likely believe it without question.
That’s because it was either given to you by people you trusted and so you took it as a statement of fact, or you learned it yourself because that was a way to protect yourself from potential harm of some kind.
The thing is, though, it’s not appropriate as an adult to spend all your time trying to avoid pain.
What you need to be doing as an adult is loosening yourself from the bands of the past, finding a way of liberating yourself to be fully open and present to your potential.
How do you do this, though?
You might want to go on a Tony Robbins seminar, or you might want to find some other practitioners, coaches, seminars and workshop leaders with whom you can work on dispelling your limiting beliefs.
I do have some suggestions – read on to find out more.
Remember, removing limiting beliefs is absolutely critical to your success in any area that you’re trying to manifest improvement.
You want to be rich? OK. Great. However, you will only succeed at being rich when you deal with your beliefs about lack, about the difficulty of earning money, about your relationship with money, or whatever else is stopping you from earning the amount of money you need and want.
Only when you are fully accepting and comfortable with wealth, can you be sure that you’ll hang on to it.
There’s a very clear outcome seen among lottery winners: when people who are not accustomed to having large amounts of money win the lottery jackpot, it’s outside their belief system.
Massively outside their belief system.
So what do they do? They behave in a way that brings the amount of money they have in their lives back in line with their belief system.
If they believe they are poor, they rapidly fritter away their money on crazy, crazy things – and guess what? Twelve months after they won the lottery…. yep, you got it. They are broke again.
To put this in some kind of perspective, you can see some of these people’s stories here.
Are they typical? Yes they are, as you will see if you do a few minutes’ research on the Internet. And you might be saying right now, “Well, sure, but they were losers…. that would never happen to me.” Possibly, possibly not. But how do you really know? Have you explored your limiting beliefs around money? Do you know what level of income or wealth you actually expect to possess?
Make no mistake about it, you need to know what your present belief system is doing for you, and (if necessary) bring it into line with your expectations, hopes and desires.
Otherwise, manifestation simply won’t work for you.
Ways To Overcome Limiting Beliefs
And with that said, I’d like to make some other suggestions about how you might overcome limiting beliefs.
The first thing is that you have to know what limiting beliefs are running your life, and I’ve made a few notes on that elsewhere on the site.
Once you’ve identified your limiting beliefs you can start to change them. One particular favorite technique of mine for changing limiting beliefs is shadow work.
The concept here is that things we hide, repress and deny, that’s to say, the things which are not in our consciousness, are often the things that are controlling our behavior.
Including our limiting beliefs, obviously.
Shadow work is a fantastic way of digging them out, and replacing them with something much more positive and helpful. You can find shadow work explained in more detail here. I highly recommend it.
And there are plenty of other ways of doing this.
Conventional therapy or counseling can help. So can meditation and visualization.
What I can’t emphasize enough is that these things have to be done consistently regularly and with dedication. Changing limiting beliefs is absolutely possible but it does take effort and it does take commitment.
Tony Robbins sums this up very nicely on his website Tony Robbins.com He makes the observation that to believe something about yourself you have to have references that support that idea – that’s to say, specific experiences which back it up.
But the problem is that when you have a limiting belief, you tend to create limiting experiences which back up your beliefs!
As Tony says, the key to changing things is to make sure that you are consciously aware of the beliefs that are running your life, and if they don’t empower you, then you find a way to delete them and put new ones in their place.
Here’s what he says: “All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. The moment we begin to honestly question our beliefs and the experiences we assign to them, we no longer feel absolutely certain about them. This opens the door to replacing your old, disempowering beliefs with new beliefs that support you in the direction you want to go if you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things other people are certain are impossible. Here are ten examples of empowering beliefs to try on:
1. The past does not equal the future.
2. There is always a way if I’m committed.
3. There are no failures, only outcomes—as long as I learn something I’m succeeding.
4. If I can’t, I must; if I must, I can.
5. Everything happens for a reason and a purpose that serves me.
6. I find great joy in little things… a smile… a flower… a sunset.
7. I give more of myself to others than anyone expects.
8. I create my own reality and am responsible for what I create.
9. If I’m confused, I’m about to learn something.
10. Every day above ground is a great day.
If you’re interested in different strategies and techniques, or perhaps finding a coach or some other resource that will help you overcome your limiting beliefs, then you might do this by searching on the Internet. There’s loads of useful stuff there.
Another way is to take a shortcut, doing what successful people always do – follow the model of other successful people. If that sounds more appealing, then click here to find out how you can make this step easier, simpler, and quicker than you ever imagined – the key is right here, right now!