Did You See That?
Here’s basic theory on how we may develop unhelpful beliefs.
Beliefs are kind of like filters between the world and our brain.
Some are built in, some are learned.
Anyhow, here’s what happens.
There is the first event.
Something that happens unexpectedly and gives us a bad feeling.
Since it’s the first time, we aren’t sure what to make of it.
Then the same thing, more or less, happens a second time.
And we start to see a pattern.
The same thing that happened before.
Now we’re in “learning about the world mode.”
We start to “believe” this yet-to-be-solidified “belief” is how the world really works.
Then it happens again.
It Must Be True
And as this third event is unfolding, it reminds us of the previous two events.
This gets into our mind BEFORE the outcome.
So the outcome VERIFIES what we think to be true about the world.
Now this “filter” is more or less locked in as a kind of confirmation bias.
This is what that phrase means, literally.
We are BIASED to only see the things that CONFIRM what we think is true.
If you believe a certain “truth” about the world, or yourself, your filters, or biases will ONLY show you those things that CONFIRM that belief.
But this is kind of like that goofy gorilla video.
Before the video starts, some guy says count the times the players pass the ball or something.
This, in the short term, creates a filter.
So you ONLY see what you are TOLD to see.
People passing the basketball.
But while you are watching the passing of the basketball, you don’t notice the guy in the gorilla suit walking in the background.
Confirmation bias is similar.
Because you are only looking for things that CONFIRM what you think is true, you don’t see the things that may DISPROVE those beliefs.
Just like very few people see the gorilla the first time.
This is something people can get locked in their entire lives.
To ONLY see the things that verify thier limiting beliefs.
There are two ways to change this.
One is to slowly, daily, methodically, and consistently, go back into your past and find things that DISPROVE that limiting belief.
Find one experience per day.
Describe it to yourself by writing it out.
Close your eyes and experience this.
Shift Your Filters
And slowly but surely, you will SHIFT what you think is true.
Which means you will SEE a much different world.
A much better world.
A much more profitable world.
A much more emotionally and romantically satisfying world.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.