Limiting Beliefs What is Holding You Back?

“The Swiss failed to patent the quartz watch, even though they invented it. Too set in their old ways, I guess. The Japanese created billions with the quartz watch.

Paradigms serve as a pattern or a model – a set of belief systems or rules. A paradigm is like a filter we perceive and interpret through. When you saw the graphic on this post, some of you saw a pair of dimes, some saw paradigms! Think about how limiting beliefs might be holding you back in growing your business and experiencing financial freedom.

Discovery is a powerful thing. We should be open to new possibilities, innovations, and ways to improve our lives and the lives of others. Even the greatest business executives, athletes, inventors and scientific minds have struggled with limiting beliefs. Below are some excerpts from a great book entitled, Paradigms The Business of Discovering the Future:

  • The Phonograph … is not of any commercial value. –” Thomas Edison remarking on his own invention to his assistant in 1880.
  • “There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.” — Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, 1920.
  • “Babe Ruth made a big mistake when he gave up pitching.” — Tris Speaker, 1921
  • “Who the heck wants to hear actors talk?” — Harry Warner, Warner Brothers Pictures, 1927
  • “I think there is a world market for about five computers.” — Thomas J. Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
  • “The odds are now that the United States will not be able to honor the 1970 manned-lunar-landing date set by Mr. Kennedy.” — New Scientists, April 30th 1964
  • “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” — Ken Olsen, president of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

Just when you thought it couldn’t be done someone steps up and does it. It might as well be you! The fact is, if you believe you can you’re right and if you believe you can’t, right again. Maybe it’s time to change the filter.


About the Author Mark Petticord

I am a sales and marketing consultant, trainer, writer and new media professional. With twenty-five years in the sales and marketing industry, I've had the privilege of training and supporting hundreds of micro entrepreneurs and business executives.

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