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.
Edited by Lisa Shea (09/23/12 12:39 AM)