Why You Should Quit Trying To Get Rid Of Your Limiting Beliefs

Published on November 21, 2010 by

When it comes to limiting beliefs, the standing advice you'll hear is to get rid of them.

Good luck with that.

If you've tried that over the years, you know what I mean. Have you ever wondered why it doesn't seem to work, despite all the advice to do so?

The short answer is that the subconscious mind does a good job of protecting what it has been programmed to do.

So, if you try to get rid of a limiting belief, it will do its job to keep it.

And, as you probably know, when it comes to the subconscious mind versus the conscious mind, the
subconscious is going to win over time.

So, what do you do?

Let me suggest another approach, one that will work like a charm.

Leave the limiting belief alone.

Focus on planting and nurturing a new, dominant thought and belief in your subconscious mind.

Here's one way to do that:

Write out a new belief you want your subconscious mind to accept. List all the reasons how this new belief will benefit you.

Then, every day, write out the new belief, by hand.

Do it over and over and over and over...

Repeat the new belief to yourself at times during the day. Involve your emotions and feel what you're saying.

There's more that can be suggested to make this process more effective, but for now, enough said.

When you find yourself feeling a way you'd rather not feel, do what I'm suggesting instead.

Let me know what happens.

Leave a comment or a question and I'll get back to you.

P.S. My thanks to Marilyn Jannet for reminding me of this recently. You can learn more about Marilyn at http://www.feelfreetoprosper.com


  1. This is some good stuff!! And it makes sense when you think about it simply: don't focus on what you DON'T want...focus on what you DO! Thanks for the practical daily way to do this!

  2. Alan Allard

    Dana, thanks for your comments! I appreciate you stopping by and I'm a big fan of your blog!

  3. growingup

    I've battled a bad-to-moderate eating disorder for the last few year and developing a new mindset about food is what saved me. I have a close friend who is still in the fight and am forwarding her your blog ASAP. While these troubles run deep (i know), i also know how the decision to the honest with yourself and others ab the problem(SSSSS) can change one's life. You hit the nail on the head everytime. I consider myself a complicated young woman who has seen more than most but this blog (and the responses) make me feel sane and on the the "right" track. Common sense on a homest level, and very helpful.

    • Alan Allard

      Thank you for your comments and for joining the discussion!

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