Three Main Facts of Growth and Success

Written by: Nick Ortner

Quote about releasing the past by Nick OrtnerHave you ever made New Year’s resolutions?

Have you ever kept them? Lol!

Instead of the traditional way of doing things, I’d like to encourage you to take a different approach (or at least do this in addition!).

And that’s to focus not on your “outcomes”, but rather on what’s INSIDE. Specifically, focusing on your image of yourself.


Fact: There are deep-seated beliefs that are operating in your mind, often on an unconscious level, that is stopping you from becoming more.

Fact: These beliefs, even when uncovered, can seem like the “truth”. For example, if you believe that you ARE a procrastinator because your history shows evidence of procrastination, you’ll take on that identify and continue to propagate it forward.

Fact: If you’re willing to do the work, you can uncover these beliefs, use Tapping to neutralize them, and transform your life.

Right now, in just a few seconds, you can discover some of these beliefs.

Say out loud (or mentally if you’re reading this in a public area).


And fill in the blank with what comes up.

I am… lazy? I am… a procrastinator? I am… overweight? I am… depressed?

What are the negative thoughts about yourself that pop up when you say “I am…”?

These are your BELIEFS about who you are.

You can also try this with beliefs about the world. Here’s one that is certain to bring up all sorts of angst and turmoil.

Rich people are… Greedy? Snobby? Entitled? Unethical?

What comes up for you?

So now that you have some negative beliefs about yourself, and you have some negative beliefs about a group of people or a state of being (being rich).

And here’s why this is SO important.

1. You will always live up to the image you have of yourself. If you filled in the blank with, “I am lazy” – you will live up to it and create that reality in your life.

2. You can’t become something you resent or dislike. If you think rich people are greedy, you will, often subconsciously, do everything possible to remain in poverty or struggle, or stay away from that possibility of being “rich”.

These are the hard truths about beliefs and how they manifest in the world. The good news is that once you uncover them, you can do something about it.

How to Change Your Beliefs

One of the reasons Tapping is so powerful in erasing and replacing these limiting beliefs is that we are accessing the body directly (specifically through the part of the brain called the amygdala) to turn off those negative associations that have created these beliefs. The latest research shows that when we tap on these endpoints of meridians, we send a calming signal to the amygdala.

So when we focus on the beliefs, “I am lazy,” while doing the tapping, we are disengaging that mechanism. The deeper, more powerful work comes up when we get specific about WHY we think we’re lazy, how we learned this about ourselves, what experiences we’ve had that have contributed to this way of thinking. Turning off the negative signal and releasing the charge on these experiences can create simply dramatic changes.

I hope this short post was helpful in perhaps uncovering a few beliefs you have about the world, and opening up to the possibility that you can change them. To me, that’s the exciting news – that we’re no longer “stuck” with these patterns or old ways of being, and that we can actually DO something about them!

If you want to explore this topic further, and learn how to release limiting beliefs that are keeping you from experiencing the health, wealth, and joy you most desire, I suggest that you start with my NY Times bestselling book, The Tapping Solution. Translated into over thirty languages and selling over 250,000 copies, its transforming lives around the world.

Two ways to get started with it:

1. Get the first two chapters for free

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2. Buy the full book on Amazon, or your local bookstore, or in our online store.

If you specifically want to release physical pain from your life or shed some extra pounds (and most importantly, completely change YOUR self-image), you might want to explore our other books, “The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief” or “The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence”.

We also have free webinars to go deeper on those topics!

Here are the three topics – pick one right now and commit to finally making the changes you’d like to see in your life stick. It’s time for you to shine at your brightest!

1. Financial Success and Personal Fulfillment: If you’ve struggled either to make the money you want or to feel deeply fulfilled and passionate about what you do (or both!), then this webinar is for you:

Tapping for Financial Success

2. Weight Loss and Body Confidence: I know January is so often about dropping those extra pounds and feeling strong and confident in your body again (or for the first time!). I also know that most approaches simply fail because they don’t address the core issues. So beyond whatever workout or nutrition plan you’re on, explore how to use Tapping to create change at the deepest levels:

Tapping for Weight Loss

3. Reducing and Releasing Chronic Pain: If you’re in any sort of physical pain, New Year’s resolutions can seem like a little bit of a joke. “How can I do all these amazing things I want to do, when I’m hurting so much and so often?” Tapping has proven to be extraordinarily effective at releasing physical pain, and this webinar will help you do just that:

Tapping for Pain Relief

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

What did this post bring up for you? What are some limiting beliefs you’re ready to get rid of? Comment below!

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6 Comments on this post

  1. Lydea says:

    The statement, “I Am” and the follow-up of why I think that must be the basis of all tapping. So simple, so clear and so profound. Thanks so much Nick for all you do to bring this incredible tool to the masses. I know that tapping works, yet I must constantly remind myself to use this simple tool.

  2. Lois Wiley says:

    I would like to take the webinar. I am 90 years old. Is that too old to get a benefit from it?

  3. Muriel Onraet says:

    They strongly reinforced my new strengths I found a few days ago.

  4. Kelly says:

    I love the tapping solution. My problem is that I know about tapping, I believe in it’s healing potential, but I don’t regularly devote the time to actually do it. So, maybe I am a procrastinator? Maybe, also, I’m afraid of change and taking the risk involved when we make a big change in our life. I have been a preschool music teacher for many years and I feel like it is time for me to start the next chapter of my life. I feel that God is telling me it’s time to make a change, but I’m not sure what it is. It is unnerving to think about leaving something you are comfortable in. I want 2016 to be my year to move on to my next life chapter!

  5. Jean Slocum says:

    procrastinator, no friends, hard to make small talk, not worthy

  6. AC says:

    Wow I came out with I am tired,getting old and lonely. so then I asked Why ?? like you said and for tired I got Don’t exercise enough . For old ,I see it in the mirror and doing things. and the BIG one for lonely , no one loves me , NO a man doesn’t love me. and I thought of my mother and father. Wow that way a clear picture of some deep beliefs that would be better cleared. I have been tapping for years and have cleared a lot. but this shows that there are layers to all our beliefs. , I asked WHY ? cant a man love me,got my answer , not lovable . Why ? got that answer. I can clear it for good this time . Thank you so much for all you share blessing . AC

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