The New Belief You Totally Need To Cultivate (And How To Use It For Weight Loss)

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Limiting beliefs are the TOP THINGS that can hold you back. If there is something you want in life and you haven’t got it yet, it’s usually because you have limiting beliefs about it. You are sabotaging yourself and most of the time you don’t even notice it. Becoming aware of your self-sabotaging thoughts is the first step to overcome them. And the best way to free yourself from your limiting beliefs is to CREATE NEW GENERAL BELIEF on the top of them. I want to share with you a general thought that you totally need to cultivate as a new belief. It will change your life!

Our top self-sabotage thought

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One of the top self-sabotage we do to ourselves is thinking that something will always be the way it is at the moment.

Observe life, observe people, and you will see that everything is DYNAMIC. Things change and there is no way to stop them from changing.

We can make use of the thought of dynamism of things to our favor. If there is something you don’t like in your life right now, you can turn it to something which that you want.

Release yourself from the prison of limiting beliefs.

Steps to turn things into what you want

1 – First, you must accept that things change and “this thing” you want to be different CAN CHANGE!

2 – Once you truly believe that, you can start visualizing this thing transforming into that which you want.

3 – Then, feel how you would feel as if you already had it the way you want.

 

Applying to weight loss

law-of-attraction-for-weight-lossFor example, lets say you want to lose some weight. You may have heard about visualization and the Law of Attraction (LOA) and tried steps 2 and 3, but without success.

Why is that?

It’s because you have limiting beliefs!

Whenever you try applying the LOA, and it “doesn’t work”, it’s not because it doesn’t work, it is because you are delivering CONTRADICTORY messages to the universe. What you want doesn’t agree with what you think you can have, which is your limiting belief.

While trying these steps above, you may even feel how you would feel as if you already had lost those pounds. But, you do this for a short period of time during your day. When you’re not focusing directly on this feeling, you are actually delivering to the universe what you feel/think most of the time. Which in this case might be:

“I can’t actually lose that weight.”

“I never had success losing weight, why would that be different now?”

“I have always been like this and this is how my body is.”

These are all limiting beliefs!

Why do limiting beliefs feel hard to change? Because it is a habit of thought. It’s what you have been thinking for a long time. You have to replace the habit.

Now, many people may tell you that you have to delete these limiting beliefs. This will feel very hard to do simply because it is practically not possible. Once a thought is conceived, it will always exist.

You can’t delete the thought. What you can do is replace how you feel about that thought. You can feel it is true or you can feel it is false. Psychologically, for you to start believing something is false, you must believe something else is true.

Replacing limiting beliefs

Generally, you can do this in two different ways:

A – You can replace the thought by its opposite and create the habit of thinking it instead of the original limiting belief. For instance:

Replace:

“I can’t manage to lose weight. I will never be slim.”

To:

“I can lose as much weight as I want to. I can be slim!”

Affirming what you want in the present tense can be even more powerful:

“I AM slim!”

B – You can replace the thought by creating a new GENERAL belief on the top of it, without worrying too much about changing the limiting belief itself.

 This is what I recommend you to do.  This is step 1.

It’s like painting a wall. You leave the original color on the bottom and paint it with the new color you want. In this case, the thoughts can be changed this way:

Replace:

“I can’t manage to lose weight. I will never be slim.”

To

“I know that my body is changing all the time. Cells die and new cells are born every day. My body is ever changing just like everything in the universe. And if IT IS changing, I CAN MAKE IT CHANGE into the way I want it to.”

Which of these, A or B, feels like the easiest? In my experience, B is always the easiest, is the path of least resistance. Once you create this new general belief and it becomes what you naturally think, then A becomes much easier to practice.

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The general thought that EVERYTHING IS DYNAMIC is a great thought to develop as a new belief. You can apply this thought to replace any limiting belief you might have and release all that may be blocking you or your progress.

Please share you thoughts or experiences in creating new beliefs in the comment session below. I would love to hear your story! If you like the this post, please share it.

Lots of love,

Michelle.

8 thoughts on “The New Belief You Totally Need To Cultivate (And How To Use It For Weight Loss)

  • June 30, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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    I really like your optimism! It made me realize I do struggle with some self-sabotaging thoughts. Thank you for examples of how to turn them into self-elevating thoughts.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm
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    Your website is beautiful! The content is well thought out, well written, and full of the power of positive thinking. Replacing limiting beliefs is a powerful thought, I love this Post and saved it to my favorites. I don’t really see a single bad thing here, I might suggest making a link or directing people to take a look at your tab for the law of attraction if they haven’t already read it. I need to incorporate replacing limiting beliefs in several aspects of my life and this is a great guide to getting there!

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    • Michelle Medeiros
      July 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm
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      Thank you very much, Sheena! I’m happy that you feel like this by reading my post. My main goal in writing my posts is to embed them with pure positive energy so people can feel it while reading.
      I really appreciate your suggestion and will incorporate it into my next post. Thanks, again!

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  • July 1, 2015 at 1:35 am
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    Hi Michelle,

    I think your post is great and I completely agree with your comments.
    I would personally go for option B as well.
    I have found that telling myself the exact opposite of what I really think does not seem to work for the exact same reason you’ve mentioned.
    Your website is great and very informative, well done!

    K

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    • Michelle Medeiros
      July 1, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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      That’s great, Kady! Starting with general thoughts is much easier. Whenever a positive thought feels too much of an effort to believe in, try more general thoughts until you find one you actually do believe in it. Then work your way up.
      Thank you for your comment!

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  • July 1, 2015 at 3:57 am
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    Nice work ! You are right when you say that the way we see things can affect our actions,especially for weight loss . I Will try to apply it to my own weight loss program

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  • Michelle Medeiros
    July 1, 2015 at 5:57 pm
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    That’s awesome! Please, do come back here and share with us your experience.
    Thank you for your comment!

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