The Power of Belief
What is Belief?
The distinction between a fact and our attitude to that fact is our belief system; it defines and shapes who we are and determines our potential. A belief system is a set of thoughts, rules, attitudes, expectations and behaviours that are embedded in our mind. Our beliefs determine and guide our thoughts, our actions, our goals and even our relationships with other people.
How do my Beliefs affect me?
Our beliefs are absorbed as children and programmed into our subconscious mind. The belief system ultimately created determines what we value, how we live and the levels of success we achieve in our lives. No belief is right or wrong ? it is either empowering or limiting. Whether we like it or not, our beliefs run our lives. As we grow older we tend to reinforce what we believe by surrounding ourselves with people who share our beliefs.
How can I benefit from my Beliefs?
We always live the life we believe because our beliefs have become habits and habits work on automatic. As an adult you can choose to hold on to beliefs that are valid and based on reality. Non-limiting beliefs will allow you to work toward your potential and if you believe you can be successful, you will succeed. If you have a positive and empowering belief system you will be confident and affirmative in your dealings with others. Whatever you dream you can achieve if you strongly believe you can achieve it because you get what you expect.
If you wish to be successful you must commit to change any aspect of your current belief system that has the capacity to come between you and your dreams. Build an inner knowing that you can do anything you set your mind to and determine to listen to the quiet voice of success. Expand your belief system by becoming a good observer and a good listener and by being sensitive to what is going on around you. When new ideas come your way, weigh them up against your checks and balances to determine what you should do about them. Whatever action you deem to be correct will ultimately decide your beliefs.
Our belief system is the single most important influence that we have and our beliefs are so remarkably powerful that they control the direction and destiny of our lives. There are, in fact, no other more powerful directing forces in human behaviour than beliefs. It is the most powerful state of mind because our belief system defines and shapes who we are and determines our potential.
Our current state in life is the result of that which we have come to believe about ourselves. From before your birth, through childhood, right to the present moment, there have been ever-growing layers ? the building up of thoughts and actions ? which have created the person you identify as ?you? today. As children our belief systems are quite open; therefore, they are non-limiting and non-judgemental. Depending on the type of home we grew up in, our belief system is absorbed and can become restricted by the teachings and actions of those closest to us or expanded by parents who know it is important to help their children grow to maturity knowing they can achieve anything and that they have the world at their feet. Beliefs are also built up by culture and environment and through the education system which can limit the potential that the power of belief can provide.
The belief system we have created ultimately determines what we value, how we live and the levels of success we achieve in our lives. Our beliefs act as filters and control everything we think, our reactions and our emotions. Throughout our lives we receive input from books, media, friends, business associates, etc. and the sources of knowledge and information that form our current beliefs are virtually unlimited. As we grow older we tend to reinforce what we believe by surrounding ourselves with people who share our beliefs.
Our present beliefs will determine how much of our potential we will be able to tap into. That is why it is wise to examine our beliefs in detail and identify which ones are limiting our progress. No beliefs are right or wrong ? they are either empowering or limiting and limiting beliefs cause us to act and react in ways which limit our potential. We can do or be anything if we will let go of our limiting beliefs.
You cannot escape the power of belief but you can control it. Practice being aware of all your thought processes in various situations and use the power of belief to your advantage; don?t let it control you. Whatever you dream you can achieve if you strongly believe you can achieve it.
Commit to attaining mastery of your thoughts by stepping back for a moment and looking at yourself, your actions and your state of mind. Begin verbalising the thoughts that you want to experience. Retrain your brain to focus on thoughts that feel empowering and positive experiences will become evident every day. There are no limits except what you impose on yourself. Prosperity doesn?t start with someone or something outside you. Your success or failure begins and ends with you!
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