Our beliefs determine our attitude towards life, circumstances, money and the people in our lives. Beliefs are thoughts and ideas that influence our feelings and eventually solidify into beliefs. You can believe anything that you want to believe. Your beliefs become your reality until you change them. Beliefs are not based on facts. They are just beliefs.
The importance of beliefs is that you’ll always act in a manner consistent with your beliefs. Whatever you believe that you are, that’s what you are. If you believe you can do anything, you can, given time. Similarly, if you believe you cannot do a thing, you just can’t do it. When you change your beliefs, you change your reality.
Because we act in a manner consistent with our beliefs, beliefs govern the laws of human achievement. Your past experiences frame your beliefs and condition your actions either to limit you in mediocrity and failure or liberate you to achieve desired success.
Power of Beliefs
Beliefs exert a powerful influence on expectations which in turn affect attitude. If you believe that you are destined to become successful, you will have positive expectations. These expectations will translate into positive attitude. Positive attitude is a major determinant of success in achieving your goals. Consequently, your beliefs affect your expectations which influence your attitude that help you succeed in achieving your goals.
However, those plagued by negative limiting beliefs fail to achieve their goals or succeed in their ventures because they don’t believe they can. A lack of belief in your ability results in negative attitude that keeps your actions below par to ensure you fail.
Thus your beliefs are powerful through their effect on your expectations, attitude, emotions and ultimately your experience and achievement.
But you can change your limiting beliefs for the better. Here’s how:
3 Ways to Change Your Beliefs:
1. Change your thoughts
The way you think determines your feelings. When you focus and think of negative situations, you feel negative and attract negative emotions, people and energy. If you change your thoughts to happy, positive thoughts, you change your feelings, energy, mood and attract people of similar energy and mood into your life.
2. Choose to See the Good in all things
It is all a matter of perspective. When you choose to see only the good in all things and situations, you feel good even in challenging situations. Nothing in life occurs by chance or accident. There is often a reason which we may not see or understand at first. But by choosing to see events through a positive, optimistic prism rather than a negative one, you remain upbeat and positive no matter what life throws at you.
3. Be Grateful
Expressing gratitude is an excellent way of counting your blessings and being thankful for all the things you have going for you. Each day count your blessings and you’ll not have time to see dark clouds floating across the horizon.
Gratitude also attracts positive energy and emotions like optimism and enthusiasm as you give thanks in spite of where you find yourself. With positive thoughts, energy and emotions, your beliefs become uplifting and liberating to help you achieve your goals.
So today give thanks for everything. This will influence your thoughts and improve your mood and perspective in life to become positive. A positive mood with happy pleasant thoughts will keep your attitude positive and your personality pleasing and friendly. People, situations and circumstances will look, feel and become different and hence influence your beliefs. With such liberating and empowering beliefs you will take necessary actions to achieve your goals and succeed in your venture.