Identify and eliminate self-limiting beliefs

Focus on becoming more creative, adaptive, and resilient.

Viewing your life circumstances as a collection of opportunities and obstacles, rather than concrete limitations, is critical to recognizing your capabilities and finding happiness. So says Phil Hansen, an artist who has continued to blossom after overcoming a potentially career-ending tremor in his dominant hand.

“The key to changing the way we think about limitations lies in making the distinction between what qualifies as a limitation, and what is a self-limiting belief,” says Hansen, who delivered his “Embrace the Shake” message at the CUNA Lending Council Conference.

Making that distinction is important at both the individual and organizational level, says Hansen, as credit unions often face competitive disadvantages they must address to survive and thrive.

A limitation, Hansen says, is something that’s been put in our way. A self-limiting belief is something that we put in our own way, that blocks all paths and doesn’t allow for possibilities.

 

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