Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back from Your Abundant Life?

I believe that most of us would really like our moment to shine, but something keeps holding us back. Listen to kids playing and you won’t hear them say, “I just want to be the one who is never seen or heard and never gets acknowledged for anything.”

So, I started to think about some of the times I have had an opportunity to shine, but let that opportunity to go. What was I thinking? What made me act the way I did? What did I have to believe about myself in that moment to choose to either shine or not? These are important questions to ask and answer because a life unexamined will never fulfill its potential.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” Follow me on twitter @AyaEneli or check out for healthy doses of positivity.

The power of belief is so strong that studies show that sugar pills, or placebos, can alleviate many symptoms if a sick person believes he is getting treatment. Current research
reveals that 1 in 3 people find such medication to be helpful–even when they are told they are getting a placebo. This illustrates the power of mind over body. It also shows that a belief may be temporarily effective, even when it is a lie.

So what beliefs are propelling you and what beliefs are holding you back? Below are some beliefs that I have heard from people around me as I carry out my daily tasks. See if
any resonate with you.

–  I am doing good for a mother of two

–  Reading is not my strong suit

–  I never win

–  All I have to do is stay black and die

–  The economy is tough for everybody

–  I am just not good at ….

–  I don’t believe in  setting my hopes too high

–  No marriage is perfect

–  I don’t have time to …

–  I’m too fat to date

–  It’s too late for me to do that now

–  I don’t want to be rich

–  Nobody loves me

–  Nobody understands me

Believe what you want. It is certainly your prerogative.  But may I suggest that if a belief you have is negatively impacting your life and preventing you from having the peace, love, joy, finances and such that you desire, it is time to let that belief go. If the belief is limiting your abundant life, change it. You have the power!

Make the time to write down any of your limiting beliefs and in my 8-year-old daughter’s voice please ask, “Seriously?”
Seriously, fat people can’t date? Seriously, your marriage can’t be blissful and passionate, and growing? Seriously, you are so busy running the world that you can’t exercise or call your mother? Seriously?

We acquire our limiting beliefs from our surroundings.  You may have been conditioned to never take a risk. Guess what? You are now an adult. It is time to discard anything that is not working for you and choose to embrace beliefs that will catapult you into the realm of an abundance of every good desire. It is also time to place yourself in environments that nurture the best in you. Fill your mind with what’s possible. ( is a great resource for success strategies.)

In my hometown, we have a saying, “A dancer cannot see his/her back.” It may very well be in your interest to work with a  life coach who can help you identify your limiting beliefs and replace them with beliefs that support your goals and desires for your life.

You cannot afford to waste another minute being less than whom you have been created to be. Shed those limiting beliefs, shine, and enjoy your abundant life.

I look forward to your comments.