Beliefs are a funny thing. We don’t usually think about them, unless somebody or something confronts us. Like maybe you used to believe in Santa Claus, and didn’t think much of it, until you saw your mom sneaking a bite of those cookies.
In reality, (which is a squirrely concept to begin with) beliefs are pretty flexible.
You may believe that you’ll never be able to dive head first into the water, or that it’s hard or dangerous, only to find out after a few minutes that it’s actually pretty fun.
This is one common way of belief change. We think something is hard, we believe we’ll have a hard time, then we try it. And it’s not so hard. It’s actually fun.
Or we believe the world is a certain way. Then something snaps our version of reality, and we discover the cold dark truth.
This is part of growing up.
Broken beliefs can also break your heart. Somebody tells you they’ll love you forever, then they’re gone.
One belief about beliefs is that our beliefs are only passively constructed, by things outside of our controls.
After all, you didn’t choose to see mom eating those cookies, or to die head first into the water. Somebody or something “forced” a new reality on you.
The great promise of human development is that you can choose your own beliefs. Most folks don’t even know this is possible, let alone how to do it.
Think about how your life could be once you choose your own beliefs?
It’s easy to make money.
It’s easy to make friends.
I can learn anything.
What would that do?
Luckily, there are some powerfully effective language tools that can help.
You can go through, one by one, and take all your limiting beliefs, and turn them into positive ones.
Find out how here: