“Limiting belief” is the most overused/incorrectly used term in game.
Here’s a sample conversation I see over and over:
Dude: “so I approached this girl and she said she was married, I looked over and she had a wedding ring on so I ejected”
MPUA Idiot: “BRO! That’s a limiting belief! My bald 5’3″ Indian friend fucked three hot white married women last year! with game anything is possible!!!”
Rinse and repeat. Whenever you attempt to make an optimal, rational decision in Game that results in not pursuing a certain angle, some jagoff will pipe in with a critique about how you didn’t push yourself hard enough and you just need to correct your “limiting beliefs”.
The traditional, and correct definition of a limiting belief is “a model of the world you hold that is actually incorrect and limits your progress”.
“I’m not confident enough to invite girls directly to my pad for a date” is a limiting belief.
“It’s impossible for an Asian guy to fuck white girls” is a limiting belief.
”Girls walking fast and looking at their phones while smiling are always on the way to meet their boyfriends.” is a limiting belief.
The following are not limiting beliefs:
“Inviting this girl directly to my gaff for a date increases the chances of a flake, so I’ll take her out instead”
”I could approach this white girl, but I’m an Asian guy, so I know I’ll have less chance with her. There’s an equally hot Asian girl over there, I’ll approach her instead”
“Girls walking fast and looking at their phones while smiling in daygame are usually on the way to meet their boyfriends, so I’m going to focus on other girls instead of approaching these ones.
This game is about optimization. For a limited amount of time X spent on Game, we need to get results Y. Focusing our time on moonshots is a non-optimal way of achieving results Y.