Why overcoming conditioned beliefs is vital to self improvement and success

Many people who are serious about self improvement and making positive changes have difficulty making the progress and getting the results they desire.

There can be many reasons for this, but one common problem is that some people have become so conditioned in their thinking that, although they want success, their deeply held beliefs and conditioning can actually sabotage their best efforts.

The environment that we grow up in, and the influences we are exposed to as children have a huge impact on our thinking, even if we aren’t aware of it. The opinions of our parents, family and friends affect our beliefs and expectations, as do countless other sources such as education, religion, television, films, newspapers, radio and much more.

If we grow up in an environment where money is always scarce and making ends meet is a constant battle, we can easily come to believe that this is the way of the world. We may seriously desire much greater success, but at a subconscious level, we can actually hold ourselves back by impose self limiting beliefs and expectations on ourselves.

The media only compounds these beliefs. How many films are there featuring stereotypes such as ‘poor but honest and hard working folk’ who have been used and abused in some way by the ‘rich and corrupt millionaire’’? Everyone loves an underdog and these stories can be very entertaining, but they also reinforce the belief that financial success and sound moral values are mutually exclusive.

There are many resources available from Self Improvement Experts to help overcome any self limiting beliefs that can hold us back. Facing up to and overcoming our conditioned beliefs can be one of the most important actions we ever take for our success and happiness.

Self Improvement Tips Quote of the Day:

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” – Earl Nightingale

About the author
Garry Zancanaro is the founder of Self Improvement Directory, a website dedicated to Self Improvement and Personal Development, and to helping people live more successful and fulfilling lives by providing a directory of the highest quality Self Growth resources available. Includes many FREE eBooks and much more. Visit