Changing Beliefs 101

Innersky23

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What are beliefs?

Beliefs are simply something that you believe to be true. Notice how I didn’t say they are necessarily what are true. Convincing yourself that something is true; however, plays out in reality as if it were true. So it is pretty much the same thing in terms of your experience of life.



Your beliefs; whether limiting or empowering, determine your life and the experiences you have (how you interpret those experiences too).

Why? The answer is simple. Beliefs are self-fulfilling prophecies.

You will do everything in your power to align your life (on an unconscious level) with what you deeply believe and doing so whether you want to or not.



So here are 3 quick ways to change your limiting beliefs and convert them to empowering ones:



1.) Read books, attend seminars, find people and places that support who you want to be; your ideal self. In other words be clear on what you want to become and what you want to achieve and then start gathering resources and immersing yourself into these until you become that new image.

2.) Start to watch your mind from an outside perspective. When you notice yourself participating in that old limiting belief that you want to change, consciously and intentionally switch your attention to the new belief you want to attain. For example, you can say to yourself “Here I am experiencing the belief ‘no one will ever love me’ ”...and then ask yourself, “Now how can I focus on what I do want?” Consciously and intentionally switch your thoughts to something that you want in that moment and start feeling that new belief…such as, ‘I attract loving people into my life’.

3.) Use belief boards, and be clear in what you want to achieve. Belief boards are incredibly effective in attaining and rewiring old beliefs. For example, if you have 10 college reports due on the same week because of procrastination you can start to change this pattern by making a belief board. Type up a simple affirmation saying something along the lines of: “ I am extremely productive. I get my college work done as soon as possible.” When I mean belief board, I simply mean typing these new beliefs that you want in a word document, and printing it out on paper...then taping it to a wall or tacking onto a bulletin board. Experiment, see which ones work best, be curious and have fun with them!


These are a few simple ways to change the beliefs that don’t serve you. Of course there are other ways to do this, but these are a start. And of course, a good way to get the best results is to start by examining what you believe like if you were interviewing yourself, and then write down your limiting beliefs and empowering beliefs to any and every area of life you want to work on.
 

Conrad Drake

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I totally agree that beliefs become Self-fulfilling Prophecies.

One of the biggest "Gotcha" moments I ever experienced was when I realized how self fulfilling have weak beliefs could be.

It goes something like this:

If you don't believe that you can really succeed at something then....

You don't put in 100% effort (Why would you if you think you are going to fail anyway)...

As soon as you encounter resistance which is inevitable with anything worth doing you give up...

This reconfirms your original belief...

So next time you try even less hard.

BUT

If you have a strong belief that says I CANNOT FAIL

Then you will put in a big effort....

When you encounter resistance, you try again and try harder...

Eventually you get positive feedback.

And this reconfirms your original STRONG BELIEF

SO

If you believe you can succeed you are RIGHT

If you believe you will fail then you are probably RIGHT

It all starts with belief
 

AmazingP

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I firmly believe that this is quite true. There is a popular quote which says that "Whatever the mind can conceive, the body can achieve" and somewhere this is connected with our beliefs. All the things that humanity has achieved all started with what the people believed. We may have all the lumber and other materials we need but without the belief that we are deserving of a house then we might as well just stay in the caves. :)
 
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You may discover that you need to make the so-so belief bigger, brighter and nearer. You may need to change its location. You may need to make it more solid. However, find out what works for you and make the changes accordingly.
 
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A strong positive mind can accomplish, what might be thought to be impossible. If you believe you can, you will. Put forth the effort and strive to do what you wish, before you know it. It becomes reality.