Have you ever asked yourself how much those our beliefs can impact our life?
For the most part of our lives our subconscious mind is the one getting us through life using our believes and values as guides.
A belief is when we accept that something is true, we´re sure and certain about it, there´s no doubt for us that it´s true. It starts with an idea that is repeated over and over which can come from our family, friends, society, our neighbors, our environment, after repeating that same idea over and over it creates a belief that is kept in our subconscious mind. With negative and painful experiences the belief is created almost automatically as a way for our subconscious to make sure that we remember that event and avoid it at all costs.
There´s a big problem with our beliefs and that is that they create our life, if we are having success in life that means that our beliefs are right and positive, but if we´re not living the way we want that means that our beliefs are wrong and negative and they are the root of the problem.
We know that we need to take the right action that lead us to our goals but our habits, actions, beliefs and values need to be in harmony and since most of the time our subconscious mind is guiding us, our actions go towards our beliefs so if we have the wrong beliefs our habits and actions are going to follow those wrong beliefs we have in our mind even when we know consciously that those actions won´t get us closer to our goals.
Our brain is lazy so it will do everything it can to avoid pain and avoid using energy this is why beliefs and habits are important for our brain, they allow it to stay safe and keep energy. Our brain will ignore everything that doesn´t align with our beliefs, this is why when we decide to start something new like a fitness program our mind gets us all the excuses of why we shouldn´t be doing it.
Developing a though mindset and changing our beliefs is that first step when we want to change something in our life
Steps to change our beliefs:
1. Identify wrong beliefs.- We need to identify the beliefs that are keeping us stuck. For this we need to ask ourselves if that belief is helping us become the person we want to be and is it helping us live the life we want to live? If the answer to this questions is “no” then we´ve found a belief we need to change.
2. Decide the new beliefs we want.- We need to make sure that the new beliefs we choose help us grow and become the person we need to be to accomplish our goals.
3. Self-aware.- We need to be aware of our thoughts and when a thought or belief that we want to change comes to our mind realize that it was part of your old beliefs and it´s not part of the new ones, accept that in the past that belief was part of our thoughts and beliefs and it guided our decisions and actions but not anymore and bring to our mind the new belief we want to replace the old belief and the one we´re working on to be part of our life.
4. Repeat the new belief over and over.- Repetition is key, we need to think and remember our new beliefs over and over until they get to the subconscious mind.
This 4 steps look very simple but doing them requires effort, take your time and start with one belief at a time, you may one to look for one certain belief that is causing a negative impact in different areas of your life so that when you replace that belief with a good one the positive impact will be seen in different areas of your life.
Now that we know the impact that our values and beliefs have in our lives and we know the steps we need to follow to change them find a piece of paper and pencil and go through the 4 steps and start changing your life now!!
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