Overcoming Limiting Beliefs: Embrace Your True Potential AbroadAug 23, 2023
Picture this: You're standing on the edge of a brand-new chapter, heart pounding with both anticipation and doubt. You're about to take that giant leap – moving abroad, embracing the unfamiliar, and dancing with the unknown.
It's an exhilarating idea, right? But wait...cue the doubt. "Can I really do this?" "Is it the right time?" "What if it's too hard?" Those nagging thoughts start creeping in, whispering the infamous words of self-doubt: limiting beliefs. They're the invisible strings that can hold us back from the grand adventure we crave. But guess what? We're here to snip those strings, to shed light on those sneaky beliefs, and to help you stride forward with confidence.
Welcome to our journey of uncovering and conquering those Limiting Beliefs – because your dreams deserve to be louder than those whispers.
Exploring the Subconscious Barriers:
Before we dive into the depths of these sneaky foes, let's take a moment to understand what we're really up against.
Limiting beliefs, as the name suggests, are the thoughts and assumptions that put fences around our potential. They're the "I can'ts" and "I'm nots" that often come with a suffocating grip.
These beliefs might sound like the reasonable voice of caution, but more often than not, they're just echoes of past experiences, societal norms, or even those unintentional childhood lessons.
Think of them as the myths we've unintentionally absorbed over time.
Unmasking the Limiting Belief:
Ready to tackle these stealthy intruders head-on? Let's shed light on some of the most common limiting beliefs that often find their way into our minds when it comes to relocation and life overseas:
- "I Can't Afford To Move Abroad" –
But beneath this financial concern, could there be a more precise question: Can I afford the lifestyle I want while living abroad? Is it really that you 'can't afford it'? Or maybe it require some adjustments, preparations etc.
- "It's Not The Right Time" or "I Can't Do It Now Because..." –
Sound familiar? But actually, like in many other things in life, it's never the right time. Never the right time to quit a job, never the right time to have kids, never the right time to start investing... maybe later, when the kids are older, summer ends, and the birds will be singing. Timing is a choice. Your choice. Only you can decide when is the right time to do something.
And may we ask you (we love this saying)... When will now be a good time?
- "Life Abroad Is Too Hard" –
This one's a classic, isn't it? But what if this belief is just based on other people experiences, and beliefs, masking an untapped well of resilience? and your own capabilities to make it differently, better, pleasing.
- "I'm Too Old for This Sh*t" –
Age, like experience, can be a superpower. Who decided what is the right age to make a life change like moving abroad?! Is it possible that this belief is actually missing the bigger picture?
- "It's Impossible to Move with Teenagers" –
Oh, those teenage years! But could this belief be keeping your kids away from a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a potential for growth, and shared adventures?
- "I'm Single, I'll Be Alllll by Myself!" –
Cue the heartstring-tugging Celine Dion song. But what if this belief isn't giving you credit for the strength and connections you already have?
You got the point right? beliefs, are just thoughts. You might have repeated them to yourself enough time to actually believe in them. But are they really true?
The Turning Point:
Some of our beliefs have deeper roots than others, but once you start, you'll see - you can challenge all of your beliefs! And decide which one actually help you live the life you want for yourself, and which are holding you back.
So what can we do when we realize we have a limiting belief?
We flip it. Creating a new belief.
We've got a little challenge for you. Let's call it the "Belief Flip Challenge."
Alright, it's time to roll up your sleeves and take turn things around, for your own benefit. Here's how to make those flips:
- Question the Belief:
Start by asking yourself, "Is this belief really true?" Often, we assume our beliefs are facts, but they're often based on past experiences or fears.
- Gather Evidence:
Ask yourself, "What proof do I have to validate this belief?" Sometimes, we realize that our old beliefs are built on shaky ground. We always find proof for the limiting beliefs, and the empowering ones. It's up to us to decide which direction we focus our attention to.
- Craft Empowering Beliefs:
Now comes the fun part – crafting new beliefs that serve you. Instead of saying "I can't afford it," consider, "I am resourceful and capable of creating the lifestyle I desire." And don't forget to gather evidence for that too! Based on previous experience, your surroundings, strengths, role models. It's out there (on in you in some cases!), be sure of that!
Turning Beliefs into Stepping Stones:
So, what's the result of this belief-flipping magic? Instead of stumbling over invisible barriers, you're now stepping on stones that lead to your dreams. Those whispers of doubt? They've been replaced by the echoes of your own empowering declarations.
Speaking of empowerment, let's talk about tools that help you stay on the path of belief-busting success. Have you explored our Coffee Talkie Show episode, "Unleash Your Potential Abroad: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs"? Tune in to this insightful discussion on your favorite podcast platforme, where we delve deep into the impact of these beliefs on your journey.
Beliefs That Move You:
As you take each step forward, remember that your own set of belief system is your companion on this journey.
Your beliefs are not roadblocks, but rather signposts that point you toward growth, expansion, and transformation.
So, as you stand on the cusp of a new adventure, let your dreams roar louder than those doubts. Your potential is limitless, your journey is extraordinary, and your beliefs are yours to shape. It's time to rewrite the story – one belief flip at a time.
Cheers to you, your dreams, and the boundless possibilities that await! And remember, we're always here for you, so you'll never have to do this all alone.
Sending positive vibes your way
Maayan & Gal