Raise Your Visibility & Value: The Impact of Limiting Beliefs

Ego and inner critic stories create what leadership coaches commonly call “limiting beliefs.” A limiting belief is a story that you tell yourself, whether true or false, that does not help you.

Regardless of whether the stories that you tell yourself are coming from your ego or your inner critic, your limiting beliefs have the following characteristics in common:

  • You tell limiting beliefs primarily to yourself, although you may share your beliefs with others at a later time.
  • You create limiting beliefs to fill-in missing information.
  • You believe your limiting beliefs are true, whether they are true or false.
  • You make behavioral choices based on your limiting beliefs.

Since your limiting beliefs inform your behavioral choices, consider the impact that the stories you are telling yourself have on your behavior.

Essentially, you will make behavioral choices, based on information that you believe to be true. Whether your behavior is conscious (purposefully chosen) or unconscious (the natural way you react to something), some type of behavior will surface.

Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid- to senior- level leaders and their teams in business environments. With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his enthusiastic, accessible and responsive style, Ed partners with managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.