Rewriting The Limiting Belief
Now let’s rewrite this limiting belief into a set of empowering beliefs.
- “I compare myself to others.”
- “The achievements of others don’t determine my value.”
- “I am valuable simply because of who I am.”
- “I refuse to compare myself to others.”
- “What matters most is what I achieve, not what others achieve.”
- “I am more than my accomplishments.”
In order for you to rewrite this limiting belief in your mind, it’s essential to understand that the achievements of others simply don’t matter for you. It’s not that they aren’t important. But they don’t determine your worth, success, or value.
You are valuable simply because of who you are. You are inherently valuable and worthy. Your successes should be celebrated, not compared to the successes of others.
It doesn’t matter how much someone else succeeds. What matters is what you achieve.
Your new belief is, “I am worthy, and I refuse to compare myself to others. Whether I achieve ‘a lot’ or ‘a little,’ I am still valuable and worthy.”
In our performance-driven culture, it’s easy to believe that we’re nothing more than our accomplishments. But nothing could be further from the truth. Our value simply comes from who we are as people.
Yes, it’s important to be productive and seek to accomplish our goals. But if we’re constantly comparing ourselves to others, we’ll never be happy. As Theodore Roosevelt said, our joy will be stolen by comparing ourselves to others.