Conquering Fears And Limiting Beliefs
By Connie Hertz
Last weekend I was fortunate to be a part of a group of people who were consciously conquering their fears and limiting beliefs together during an entire afternoon of intentional exercises that kept getting more challenging as they went on.
I realized before the most difficult exercise of the day, that I had many fears and limiting beliefs about my own abilities to do many things in my life.
I have played life “safe” so much of the time. Hesitating to get out of my comfort zone. This day was no different when it began. I am a part of DLC, Diamond Leadership Club, a master mind group for one full year, of people challenging themselves to play full out in their life and businesses. Kellie Kuecha, founder of DLC, is the brilliant person who steps up to the plate of her own life constantly in business, sharing with all of us her techniques and strategies to move forward and be successful people, in our own businesses.
The second day of our DLC retreat was all about our limiting beliefs and our fears and how they are keeping us from really becoming who we are meant to be, and how they keep us from having very successful businesses.
The video I’m sharing here ( click above to watch DLC video), shows me at the end of the last challenging exercise of the day. I climbed up a very high pole and walked across a thin, wobbly wire, high up in the air. I was the third person on my team to do this. My fears were less when I went up, then they were before doing the other team building exercises earlier, which also helped me conquer some of my fears and limiting beliefs.
I developed a trust in the others on my team, and had pride in myself, from the experiences and how I participated in the other exercises earlier.
I got up to the top of the high pole and now to conquer my fear of heights! I walked a bit too fast at first and fell immediately, letting the harness catch me. It was the voice of Kellie I heard next telling me to use my upper body strength to pull myself back up onto the wire, as I had done in the last exercise. I needed my team and their love and support, just at I do in life. That is what got me to the other side and down safely to the ground.
I found myself in almost a state of shock for the rest of the day, that I had accomplished all of the things I had, that day. What these exercises did for me, was give me the knowledge at a deep level inside of myself, that I could do anything I set my mind to, and with the help of others, get back up if I fall, and move forward on my journey successfully.
That day changed me profoundly. As I have been afraid of other things since that day, I keep going back to me on the wire, and telling myself that if I could do that, I can do anything!
What are you afraid of and what limiting beliefs do you continue to tell yourself in your life?
Think about it and then address them, one step at a time, and don’t forget to ask for help from people you trust!
With faith in you and in myself,