Limiting beliefs are universal. No matter who we are, or what we’re doing, it’s always a bit hard to step outside of our comfort zone. Doing something new and different can be intimidating. Even if it’s something that we want with every fiber of our being, there can be things holding us back from achieving what we want.

This is a perfect time for folks to listen for those tail enders. Your self talk may be along the lines of “I know I can handle doing such-and-such”, but your tail enders may be things like “Who am I fooling?”, “I don’t have the experience to do that”, and “I don’t know enough about such and such to do it”.

If you take a little time to write an affirmation for whatever it is that you want to do, and then repeat that affirmation out loud, the tail enders will almost certainly come. We all have self doubts. Make a list of all those tail enders, and don’t be discouraged if there are quite a few of them.

This is the place where EFT can work wonders. Using your list, find the tail ender that has the most emotional charge for you. Don’t think you know enough to accomplish your goal? Start tapping on that, and as you eliminate each of those limiting beliefs, move on the next one on the list, until you’ve worked on them all.

You may very well find that you’ll need to readdress some of those limiting beliefs. Circumstances can cause doubts and fears to rear their heads, even after you think you’ve dealt with them completely. Don’t get discouraged. Just keep tapping, and sooner or later those limiting beliefs will have disappeared, and you’ll find yourself moving happily toward your goal.

Sample Tapping Script: Limiting Beliefs About Finding a New Job

Karate chop:

  • Even though I’m really miserable in my job because ____________, I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though it would be wonderful if I was able to find a new and better job, and I’d be a happier person, I don’t think it will happen because _________, but I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.
  • Even though the best thing I could do for myself is to get out of this darn job, I really don’t think that I’ll be able to find another job, but I deeply and profoundly love and accept myself.

Eyebrow: I’m so miserable in my job
Inside eye: I dread going in every single day
Under eye: I look for excuses not to have to go to work
Under nose: My job is driving me crazy
Chin: I know that I need to find another job
Collar bone: But I just can’t see that happening
Under arm: Who would want to hire ME?
Top of head: I’m going to be stuck in this awful job forever!

Eyebrow: I sure wish I could find a job that wouldn’t make me so miserable
Inside eye: But I’m afraid I can’t do that, so I’m not really even trying
Under eye: I’m afraid that nobody would hire me
Under nose: So I just stay in this job that I hate
Chin: It’s time to take some action
Collar bone: And to recognize that I COULD find another job
Under arm: Starting to release the fear of leaving my job
Top of head: I’m ready to take some positive steps.

Eyebrow: Letting go of all my fears and self doubts
Inside eye: About my ability to find a better job
Under eye: I’m an intelligent and capable person
Under nose: I would be an asset to anyone that hired me
Chin: Moving toward a feeling of confidence in myself and my abilities
Collar bone: Continuing to let go of my doubts and fears
Under arm: As I fully acknowledge my own skills and abilities
Top of head: Feeling confident in my ability to find a job I can love!

Author's Bio: 

Pat Burns is an EFT practitioner in Tallahassee, Florida specializing in working with those with self esteem issues, inner child issues and adoption related issues. Contact Pat at or visit her website at