What if you could change who you’ve always been in an instant? Like a costume change in a grand play, you transform into a completely different person. Unrecognizable from your old self.
You’re no longer you. You’re free to be anything and everything you’ve always wanted to be.
You can do that. You can change anything about yourself.
Just start by pondering this one extraordinary truth: The vast makeup of who we are is the result of repetitive behaviors rooted in beliefs we have about ourselves. And all beliefs are are simply repetitive thoughts.
So… what if you ferociously disrupted repetitive thoughts to the point of them never being able to return in the same way?
Which begs the next question: What’s the most potent method for radically disturbing those ingrained grooves of thinking?
I’ve been using a simple technique to change all sorts of limiting beliefs.
- I’ll always have tension and muscular imbalances in my body. It’s just something I’ll have to deal with.
- I’ll always be just on the edge of perfect health. But I’ll never sustain high performing energy.
- I’ll always be operating just outside of what I’m capable of. I’ll never be able to give completely without fear.
Yadda, yadda, yadda. You get the deal.
The point is, all of these things are true first, because I believe them, and second, because I act out those beliefs in my behavior and body.
Here’s how to disrupt limiting beliefs forever
Just start saying: I’m the type of person that… [your new belief about yourself here].
- I’m the type of person that has incredible stamina.
- I’m the type of person that is always relaxed and at ease in uncomfortable situations.
- I’m the type of person that gives love freely without needing anything in return.
- I’m the type of person that shows up fully alive and gives unabashedly.
- I’m the type of person that is awesome at believing new things (meta belief, did you catch that?).
Remember this doesn’t have to be technically true based on past information. Those events were simply the results of repetitive thoughts that created repetitive behaviors that shaped your reality.
Identity and the truth about habit change
A lot of my personal research on habit change suggests changing your identification with your habits is the most critical ingredient to making a lasting change.
Think about it, if you identify as a very fit, strong person, you’ll naturally take actions that support that belief. If you identify as sexy, you’ll naturally emanate a very attractive energy.
It’s just who-you-are. Accountability also increases likelihood of sticking to habits and new beliefs. So go ahead, try picking one thing you’d like to change. Then come up with your own “I’m the type of person that _____” and post it in the comments if you want to double your chances of success.
Make it your mantra. Put it on your fridge, nightstand, bathroom mirror.
It might feel weird at first and that’s completely normal. If you feel any internal resistance, try using this three part technique:
- “What I desire is _____” (because that is always true)
- Moving to “I’m becoming the type of person that ____”
- And finally “I’m the type of person that _____.”
PropsThis is a technique I learned from the brilliant Danielle LaPorte in The Desire Map.
Example: What I desire is more energy and vibrance. I’m becoming the type of person that always chooses to fuel my body with good, whole foods. I’m the type of person that is naturally healthy and strong.
Feels good, doesn’t it?
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