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“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ~ Muhammad Ali
Our beliefs are the glasses through which we see the world, and note here that I am calling them glasses as they can be changed!
The beliefs that we have about ourselves are typically covered under topics such as called ‘Self-image’ or ‘Self-esteem’. In this course, we will focus more on our beliefs about the world and life in general. These beliefs define the frame of reference from where we view the world. As Stephen Covey said, ‘We see the world, not as it is, but as we are-or, as we are conditioned to see it.’
If we examine our beliefs closely, we will realize that most of them come from our family, schools and the society in general. We did not really question or test them for ourselves. Most people do that as it is easier to take an established idea and believe it, rather than question and verify it for ourselves.
Over time of behaving in accordance with our beliefs, we get massively conditioned to act in certain ways. As Mark Twain said, ‘The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.’ He was referring to beliefs that people continue to have without understanding where they came from.
Just think about it – What if just some of your beliefs were not true and have been stopping you from unleashing your highest potential and living your best life?
I know it might sounds weird if you already don’t believe in it, but whatever beliefs you hold, will prove them to be true. What other idea can explain how so many people co-exist on this earth with each one having different beliefs and everyone’s life turning out to be in direct correlation to their beliefs.
We live our beliefs and since we always act in accordance with them, we receive the results that we expect. This is how our beliefs become our ‘facts’. This is the reason why it is difficult to make people change their beliefs. If someone believed that they controlled their life, they would have acted consistently with this belief, making it come true. If someone believed that their life was controlled by circumstances, they used that philosophy to explain every event in their life thereby assuming a position of lack of control and reinforcing it each time.
We can significantly improve the quality of our lives by adopting more empowering beliefs. Most people in their normal lives never venture into a belief assessment exercise as it can be painful. It is like questioning the core of a person. This exercise can help categorize our beliefs into the ones that empower and ones that dis-empower us. But the good news is that sometimes, just by recognizing a limiting belief, you can take its power away.
Imagine how much more you would achieve for yourself and your loved ones, if you could identify and overcome some of your limiting beliefs that hold you back. In fact, having positive/ empowering beliefs is one of the key abilities that has been observed among people who become extraordinarily successful. One example of such a belief is ‘Everything happens for the good’, which always keeps you in a resourceful state inspiring you to continue striving forward towards your goals rather than getting discouraged if events unfold differently from how we planned them.
The objective of designing this course is to enable you to get quick yet lasting results. In this course, you will learn the most key principles relating to beliefs that I have gathered from my extensive reading and experience (300+ self-help/ personal development books over ~20 years).
Once you master these basic principles, you won’t need to read up any more detailed literature on beliefs and their power on us. A number of custom-designed exercises have also been included, which have proven effective for myself and many others around me. Ensure that you complete the exercises even if they feel uncomfortable/ tedious at first. Real lasting impact will come from doing the exercises. Once you learn how to do one full iteration of the exercises and are able to take yourself to the next level, you can repeat the entire iteration from your new normal, and continue to be on that upward trajectory, of hitting higher and higher levels.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to the power of beliefs
- Our beliefs are our glasses
- Leveraging power of the shift
- How we create our own realities?
- Adopt empowering beliefs to enhance quality of your life
- Identifying your limiting beliefs
- Becoming comfortable with being in the no man’s land
- Exercise 1: Baseline your beliefs
- Exercise 2: Design the leap to next level
- Exercise 3: Take leap to the next level
Overcoming limiting beliefs and adopting empowering ones will have a direct positive impact on all your life areas:
- Physical (Health),
- Intellectual (Work),
- Social (Relationships),
- Financial (Money), and
- Spiritual (Soul),
thereby significantly enhancing the overall quality of your life.
With this short introduction, I would like to invite you to join me in this transformational journey. I have done my best to ensure that this course delivers significant value to you. Despite that, for some reason, should you feel you didn’t get adequate value for your money, feel free to go for the 30-day money back.
Now, take action, enrol in the course and change your life forever!!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is serious about self-help/ personal development and is keen to take his/ her life to the next level
- Anyone who is keen to learn more about how beliefs are the ultimate truth and how strong a role they play in how everyone’s life unfolds
- Anyone who is keen to unlock a new level of motivation, excitement and achievement in his/ her life
- Anyone who is keen to gain more control over themselves and thus their life
What you’ll learn
- Appreciate the strong correlation between our beliefs and how our lives unfold, that is, how we create our realities based on our beliefs
- Assess the health level of their current beliefs including identification of their limiting beliefs
- Understand how limiting beliefs can be discarded/ converted into empowering ones
- Unlock a new level of motivation, excitement and achievement
HE COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. – Anthony Robbins
A Quick Exploration of Your Belief Systems
Beliefs are conditioned perceptions that are built upon old memories of pain and pleasure. These memories are based on how we have interpreted and emotionalized our experiences over time.
By attaching ourselves emotionally to people, events, and circumstances, we effectively build the foundations of our belief systems. These belief systems are, therefore, nothing more than psychological rules or commands to the nervous system that shapes your thoughts and filters your experience of reality. And it is these commands that influence what you will consciously delete, distort or generalize as you go about your day.
Beliefs are essentially assumptions we make about ourselves, about others, and about how we expect things to be in our world. We have all these theories, ideas, and explanations about how things are and how they ought to be. Likewise, we make all these conclusions about life and about other people, all of which help us make better sense of the world. In other words, we use beliefs as anchors that help express our understanding of the world around us.
Beliefs form the foundations of your expectations. These expectations help you to better understand yourself, to better understand others, and to better understand the world around you. They help you feel more certain about your future, which makes you feel safe and secure. As such, you hold onto these beliefs irrelevant of whether or not they serve you in the present moment, which of course all comes back to the need for certainty.
It’s important to note that beliefs are not facts. However, deeply ingrained beliefs can indeed be mistaken as facts. These beliefs are often nothing more than conclusions you have drawn based on your childhood experiences.
Back then these beliefs may have served you, and that is why you have held onto them for so long. However, as an adult, these beliefs may no longer serve a purpose. In fact, these beliefs may actually become a hindrance as they are no longer compatible with your life or circumstances. Your life has changed, however, your beliefs have remained constant, which is why you’re feeling stuck in the present.
The beliefs you hold onto are often entangled in your language patterns. Therefore, if there is a word for something, then there is probably an accompanying belief associated with that word. As such, you create your own reality through the use of language, and that traps you within a world based upon perception rather than upon fact.
How is a Belief Created?
Over a lifetime your beliefs are ingrained into your nervous system due to repeated situations that prove their legitimacy.
Throughout your life, you collect facts, evidence, and references that help you form your idea of reality. Over time, you build up more references through the use of your imagination, through the knowledge you acquire, through personal experiences, and through the influence of your peer groups. These references help you form ideas about things. Eventually, some of these ideas turn into opinions that are backed by more certainty and emotional intensity.
While holding onto these opinions, you are still quite flexible when it comes to your expectations. However, through the process of repetitively thinking and acting out these things in real life, your opinions solidify and eventually turn into beliefs. These beliefs are still flexible in the early stages, however, over time as you keep collecting more references (that support each of these beliefs), they grow stronger, more robust, and stable.
Eventually, over time you reach a certain stage in the evolution of each belief where it becomes so deeply ingrained and rooted in your nervous system that your expectations can no longer be changed. And this is in spite of overwhelming contradictory evidence (facts) that proves otherwise. And that is essentially the stage when a belief turns into a conviction.
When there are no available references to lay down the foundations for a belief, some people turn to faith. Faith is merely a belief about something that has insufficient real-world references supporting it.
You have faith because you desperately want to believe something. And when you desperately want to believe something you will ignore the facts of the situation and instead use your imagination to help you create the references you need to support that belief.
Over time you will build up more references in your imagination, and maybe even find real-world examples that help support those references. For instance, talking with people who also share your faith can help build enough references to establish a firm belief — even though those references are only based on opinion and not fact. This helps form the foundations of your faith, thereby, building a platform for the formation of a belief, and maybe eventually a conviction.
How Much Strength Does a Belief Have?
Your beliefs are at the core of who you are. As such, they influence every aspect of your life in every conceivable way. For instance, your beliefs will determine your expectations and perceptions of reality. They will influence your level of intelligence and impact the decisions you make, or the choices you fail to even realize are possible to make.
Your beliefs determine the flow of questions you tend to ask yourself throughout the day. These questions can either be helpful or unhelpful. They can help you solve problems, or they create additional problems. The questions you ask and how you ask these questions is dependent on the belief systems you hold. This likewise influences your ability to think creatively, constructively, and critically.
Beliefs also determine how you feel about yourself, how you feel about others, and how you feel about the events and circumstances of your life. Understanding how your beliefs influence your feelings is fundamental because they often disguise what’s real and instead present you with a false view of reality that only exists in your imagination. As a result, you will make choices based on this reality with an expectation of getting specific outcomes.
However, your view of reality is flawed. You are missing essential elements, and therefore no matter what decision you make you will fail to attain the outcomes you desire to realize in your life.
Beliefs will likewise determine the things you will or won’t do. They will determine what goals you will set, and more importantly, they determine how you go about accomplishing those goals. Moreover, they determine whether or not you realize you’re actually making the right choices as you work on achieving those goals.
Your beliefs essentially influence 95 percent of the decisions you make and the actions you take. They form the foundations of your self-concept, which determines how you see yourself in relation to the world around you. The labels you give yourself, the limitations you put on yourself, and the expectations you have of yourself are all built upon your belief systems. And if your belief systems are not aligned with the goals and objectives you would like to accomplish, then you will often feel stuck, unfulfilled, and miserable.https://www.youtube.com/embed/hEStIACmjNE?feature=oembed
What Types of Beliefs do we Have?
There are many different classifications of beliefs that we could discuss here. There are for instance cultural beliefs, beliefs that embody your attitude, beliefs that express your willpower, unconscious beliefs, etc. These are all interesting areas to look at, however, for the purpose of this discussion we want to explore the underlying beliefs that are at the core of your belief systems. These are the only beliefs that matter because they form the foundations of all other beliefs that you hold dear to your heart.
Beliefs can be broken down into three very distinct parts. They include:
- Psychological Rules
- Global Beliefs
Let’s explore each of these in a little detail.
What are Psychological Rules?
Psychological rules form the foundations of each of your beliefs. They probably shouldn’t be classified as beliefs, but rather as rules that support your beliefs. However, it’s important to discuss them here because they will help you to better understand the beliefs that are currently directing your decisions and actions.
You believe something because you have a certain set of rules that tell you that this “something” makes sense and is accurate. Therefore, if the rule makes sense, then it only makes sense to believe that what you’re seeing and experiencing is the truth.
Psychological rules often stem from the pain and pleasure response. Let’s say for instance that you come across a specific situation. Your brain will ask whether making a certain decision or taking a particular action will result in pain or pleasure. You then either decide to take action that helps you avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. Whatever you choose to do provides you with insight into the underlying hidden belief that is at the core of that particular psychological rule.
Say for instance you have a sales call you want to make to a potentially lucrative client. Making this call seems daunting and will be difficult. However, you know that if you can secure this client that you could possibly generate some excellent revenue. You, therefore, look at this situation and see two possible options.
You can either make this call, or you can instead procrastinate and put it off until tomorrow. The first option brings you pain, and the second option provides you with some pleasure and temporary relief. You now think to yourself:
If I do this what will happen?
If I do this, then what will happen with that?
Let’s say that you choose to keep putting things off until tomorrow and, therefore, decide to procrastinate and instead focus your attention on other matters. All this is very significant because your psychological rules dictated the decision you would make in this situation. And what’s even more significant is that behind this decision there lies a hidden and potentially limiting belief. That belief could be that:
- “I am not good enough to do this…”
- “I don’t deserve to be successful…”
- “I am a failure…”
Therefore your rules might be:
- “I should never do anything I’m not capable of doing…”
- “I must never take a risk that is beyond my ability…”
As a result of one or more of these beliefs, you have subsequently chosen to procrastinate instead of taking the necessary steps to secure this account.
What’s significant about this is that your psychological rules influenced the decision you ended up making. In other words, your perception and interpretation of what gives you pain and pleasure affected the end outcome. Your rules prioritized short-term pleasure over long-term pleasure, and this directed you to avoid short-term pain even though that short-term pain could potentially bring you long-lasting pleasure (if you secured the account).
There’s a lot more that could be said about psychological rules. However, this hopefully provides you with enough of an understanding to get a sense of how they integrate into your belief systems.
What are Global Beliefs?
Global beliefs are generalizations you make about things, about people, and about life. You will, for instance, believe X and you won’t believe Y. You believe X because you have made specific assumptions about X and Y that make them out to be a certain way.
Global beliefs are assumptions you make that begin with:
- “I am…”
- “Life is…”
- “People are…”
These are things you don’t give much thought to. You merely accept them as being the truth, and you don’t even question that things could be any different. For instance, the sky looks blue, so, therefore, it must be blue. This is based on the assumption that something seems blue and therefore is blue in all cases. But of course, we know that isn’t true.
Another assumption you might be making is that all people lie and can’t be trusted. This may be true in some social circles, but it’s probably not true across the board.
This global belief that people can’t be trusted might have been ingrained into your psyche from a young age, and now as an adult, you don’t even consider other possibilities. It’s true for you, and that is all that matters.
This belief might very well have served you when you were a child. Not talking to strangers and not trusting people kept you out of danger. However, does this global belief serve you today? What opportunities does it deny you in the present moment?
Many times you are probably not even aware of the assumptions you have chosen that form the basis of your reality. It’s the way you were raised, and that’s all that matters. However, is it helpful to assume these things and to hold such global beliefs? If they don’t serve you any longer, then they might actually be hindering you in the present moment.
What are Convictions?
Convictions are the strongest beliefs and are often immune to logic. They are beliefs that have the highest unwavering certainty, commitment, and dedication.
Convictions are beliefs that you have built over a lifetime that have a tremendous amount of references supporting them. Each of these references supports this belief and build the foundations of your conviction. Moreover, the amount of emotion, time, energy, and thought you have invested in these beliefs over a lifetime makes them virtually indestructible.
This is, of course, good news and bad news depending on the convictions you hold. If for instance, you have a set of strong convictions that support your goals and the success you would like to achieve, then you are on the right track. That is in essence how high achievers find the motivation they need to keep going when facing adversity.
If on the other hand, you have a set of convictions that are in conflict with the goals you would like to achieve, then you will likely sabotage yourself and end up making very little progress.
The biggest problem with convictions is that you probably don’t even realize you have them. You are so stuck in your own habitual patterns that it’s almost impossible to imagine other alternate possibilities. However, this is an obstacle that you will need to overcome if you desire to unlock your full potential.
How to Identify Your Limiting Beliefs
To achieve your goals, you will need to align certain fundamental psychological principles. Your goals must, of course, align with your life’s purpose, with the six human needs, with your core values, with your self-concept, and they must also align with your belief systems. However, that is probably where things break down for most people, and it’s inevitably one of the main reasons why hopes and dreams never manifest into real and tangible results.
There are just too many limiting beliefs that prevent us from moving forward, and that is why we continue to indulge in self-sabotaging behavior.
Given all this, your very first step to transforming your limiting beliefs comes down to identifying your limiting beliefs. However, this process isn’t always simple or straightforward. It will take a little insight and understanding to figure out what these beliefs are and how they are preventing you from moving forward.
Let’s now explore this process in a little detail.
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