You Are What You Think: 4 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way

Oftentimes, you’re held back by your self limiting beliefs, and the only way to move forward is to get out of your own way. Know that your thoughts shape your life.

A belief is just that—a belief. Beliefs are not facts. They become our beliefs based on past experiences and influences outside of us. If you hear a story repeatedly or have the same thoughts in your head, no matter if the story or thoughts are true or not, your mind will begin to believe them. 

Take charge: reframe your self limiting beliefs

When you don’t change your limiting beliefs, they get louder and louder until you believe them to be true. Instead of questioning why we feel that way, we just accept that feeling to be true and continue in the cycle of strengthening old patterns and limiting beliefs. Everything begins with a single sentence. Your successes and failures are all shaped by a single sentence.

Thinking in terms of “could’ve”, “would’ve”, and “should’ve” only sets you back to all the old patterns and beliefs and puts you in victim mode. It can be hard to break free from it because we are conditioned to look back, but there is nothing there for you. In order to move forward, you must let go of the things holding you back.

How to get out of your own way: 4 helpful ideas

What you allow is what will continue. Everything in life is in flow. Energy is constantly flowing to and through us. But in order to open the door to receiving more love, more happiness, and more life-affirming abundance, there are things we need to do first to get out of our own way:

Let go of fear 

In order to fully open yourself up to receive all the good life has to offer, it’s time to call your fear out. Refuse to play small; take a risk by opening yourself up with intention and to receive more in your life.

Define your “why”

Get clear on exactly what you want, and then ask for it. When you are clear about what you want and why it’s important for you to share your story, more of life will always rise to meet you in that place of knowing. Declare your dreams and desires. Visualize them, see yourself there, and feel them.

Believe that you deserve success

The most important part of the process when it comes to bringing in the abundance you say you want is knowing that you deserve to receive it.

Affirm to move forward

Affirm that you are ready for more and are open to receiving. As a result, you will begin to lean further into life and replace those self-created fears that have been keeping you stagnant for so long with a sense of curiosity. Trust the process that is unfolding in your life, and let the universe meet you where you are at.

Conclusion: You are what you think

Everything changes when you let everything go, when you let go of the “could’ve”s and the “should’ve”s. When stuck in a negative cycle, you must crawl your way back out, no matter how hard it is. You are in control of your mind, your thoughts, and what you focus on.


  • Persistence breaks resistance.
  • Embody the power and the emotion, act as if your goal has already been achieved.
  • We have more than 6,000 thoughts a day, and half of them aren’t conceived consciously. Reflect on where yours are coming from.
  • Time is the greatest luxury of life, and we waste it by worrying.
  • Believe with zero doubt or fear that everything that happens in your life is meant to move you in the direction you are meant to be going.

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