To create awareness of how our beliefs can sometimes hold us back, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring quotes about limiting beliefs.
We all have beliefs about ourselves and our abilities that can either propel us forward or keep us stagnant. While these beliefs can provide a sense of safety and comfort, they can also create boundaries that limit our potential for growth and success.
These quotes will challenge you to think differently and help you cultivate a more positive and growth-oriented mindset. Let’s dive in:
Limiting Belief Quotes
“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.” Albert Camus
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Mahatma Gandhi
“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” Denis Waitley
“Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality.” Tony Robbins
“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
“You are only as limited as your beliefs.” Jennifer Ho-Dougatz
“We speak about losing our minds as if it is a bad thing. I say, lose your mind. Do it purposefully. Find out who you really are beyond your thoughts and beliefs. Lose your mind, find your soul.” Vironika Tugaleva
“Six beliefs that set the course of your life:
- If you don’t believe the impossible can happen, then you are right.
- When you feel like you are less than others, then you are right.
- When you believe what you have and how you were raised keeps you from having everything you ever dreamed of, you are right.
- When you believe your mistakes can’t be undone, you are right.
- When you feel this is the best it is going to get, you are right.
- When you think someone will never change or rise above their brokenness, you are wrong!”
Shannon L. Alder
“Beliefs are the backbone of any success or failure that you experience in your life.” Steve Pavlina
“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be, precisely determine what we can be.” Tony Robbins
“Beliefs are the invisible force that shape our destiny.” Lewis Howes
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
“If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.” Steve Maraboli
“Beliefs are choices. First, you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.” Roy T. Bennett
Don’t Limit Yourself – Quotes & Sayings That Inspire
“It’s so important to identify beliefs. Because once you identify a negative belief, once you bring it into the light, you will see it doesn’t belong to you. That:
- It came from your parents,
- It came from your family,
- It came from your society,
- It came from your friends.
And you bought into it. But it isn’t yours.
Holding on to something that isn’t yours is called theft. Don’t be a belief thief!
Let go of what isn’t yours.” Bashar
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” William James
“You don’t know who you are; you just know what they’ve told you about who you are!” Maddy Malhotra
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.” Gandhi
“Belief creates the actual fact.” William James
“There is one grand lie – that we are limited. The only limits we have are the limits we believe.” Wayne Dyer
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.” Louise Hay
“What you think would work against you might ends up working for you. Learn to journal all those incidences to boost your confidence to counter all negative and limiting beliefs in your life.” Dr. Lucas D. Shallua
“You can’t escape from a prison until you recognize you are in one. People who have chosen to live within the limits of their old beliefs continue to have the same experiences. It takes effort and commitment to break old patterns.” Bob Proctor
“Your beliefs about what’s possible will determine what you will do.” Brian Tracy
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” Buddha
“If you raise your standards but don’t really believe you can meet them, you’ve already sabotaged yourself. You won’t even try; you’ll be lacking the sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that’s within you… Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, telling us how things are, what’s possible and impossible and what we can and can not do. They shape every action, every thought and every feeling that we experience. As a result, changing our belief systems is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives.” Tony Robbins
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi
“The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.” Bob Proctor
“All it takes is one person in any generation to heal a family’s limiting beliefs.” Gregg Braden
“We all have beliefs that limit us. These are the beliefs that hold us back from reaching our full potential. The first step to overcoming them is to identify them.” Jack Canfield
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson
“You are not limited by your past. You are empowered by your future.” Joel Osteen
We all have beliefs that can either limit or empower us. While it’s natural to feel comfortable within our existing boundaries, we must be willing to challenge our limiting beliefs if we want to unlock our full potential and achieve our dreams.
By embracing a growth mindset and cultivating a positive outlook, we can break free from our comfort zones and expand our horizons to new and exciting possibilities.
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