What are Self-Limiting Beliefs about Learning?
Self-limiting beliefs about learning are mental blocks and negative beliefs about learning that are stored in your mind. These beliefs that tend to have negative effects on you, greatly limits your ability and sways your mind to shut off all possibilities of ever becoming a super learner. As such, you will have to be in control of your mind to ward off your self-limiting beliefs about learning so that you can work effectively towards becoming a super learner.
So how then can you clear your self-limiting beliefs about learning?
This is where you need to employ your personal testing and experimentation. Take out your writing materials. Write every limiting and disempowering belief, world view, paradigm or mindset that you may have had about learning since you were born until now.
Writing them down focuses your mind. The more you write, the deeper you will get to the core beliefs that are actually holding you back all this while but you just hadn’t realised it yet. The way these beliefs, thoughts and paradigms are structured in your mind is like a network or a tree. There are actually roots (causes) that give rise to them. If you attack these beliefs at their roots, these negative beliefs will wither and die.
It doesn’t matter what type of learning beliefs you hold, if it is something that you feel is holding you back from achieving all that you can and want to achieve, it is a negative, limiting and disempowering belief that must be done away with. Let’s look into how we can clear these limiting beliefs about learning.
First, use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help you ‘neutralise’ any intense emotions you might attach to this learning belief. Perform EFT repeatedly if need be to thoroughly ‘cleanse’ yourself of any negative or painful emotions you may attach to this learning belief. If you need to find out more or watch videos about EFT, then do a simple Google or Youtube search on it.
Next, ask yourself – was there a particular experience you had gone through which caused you to start having this particular negative learning belief (whatever it is, pick one from your written list)? How many of such experiences have you gone through which further confirmed and strengthened this limiting belief of yours about learning?
Visualise (and describe) a guide, teacher, mentor or protector who is there with you to protect you from harm. Or you can visualise and describe yourself experiencing that memory as a person separate from yourself. Or both – having that protective guide (or ‘guardian angel’ if you will) by your side and describing the experience as a neutral third party observer.
Ask yourself these questions – What was the actual cause for that particular incident? Was it your own decision or someone else’s actions? What can you learn from this experience? What might you have done that could have made it better for you? – ask these questions as you are visualising and describing that memory. Listen to the (imagined) words that are spoken by your imaginary guide / angel / mentor in response to the above questions. Be sure to visualise and describe your guide as someone gentle, forgiving and kind, not a reprimanding figure.