Rewriting The Limiting Belief
Now let’s rewrite this limiting belief into empowering beliefs.
- “Past failure means future failure.”
- “My past failures have no bearing on my future.”
- “Past failures help me avoid future mistakes.”
- “I’ve simply discovered a way that doesn’t work.”
- “Each failure brings me one step closer to success.”
The simple truth is that your past failures do not have any bearing on your current endeavors. Just because you’ve failed in the past doesn’t mean that you’ll fail in the future.
In fact, failure in the past is actually an advantage! You’ve discovered one way that doesn’t work, which means you can avoid that way moving forward.
Thomas Edison struggled for years to figure out how to invent a functioning lightbulb. When asked how he kept going in spite of so much “failure,” he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
It’s important to adopt a similar belief. You haven’t failed in the past. You’ve simply discovered one particular way that doesn’t work. This has gotten you one step closer to your success.
Or consider the wise words of Winston Churchill: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
If you want to succeed, it’s crucial to understand that failure in the past doesn’t have any bearing on your future. Every “failure” brings you one step closer to the success you desire.