by Francis Coombes
Much of the NLP change work is based on helping people to recognise their own limiting thoughts and to challenge them. Here is a tip on challenging your limiting beliefs. Think of a belief you hold that stops you from getting the achievements you want. It may be: ‘I am not good at…something’, ‘I am not meant to be…something. Reflect on the following questions and listen to what your inner voice tells you.
The precision questions to ask are:
‘How would you know if what you are thinking was not true?’
What would happen if you could do this thing you say you can’t do?
‘Why is it like that?’
These are powerful questions, because in each case they require you to take your thinking a step beyond any self-imposed limiting boundaries, and to imagine a new belief.
Once you can imagine the new belief then the door opens a chink, enough to sweep out the old belief and replace it with a more empowering one. (Chapter 9 – Challenging limiting beliefs)
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