To achieve anything in life that you desire, you must, first of all, believe in yourself that anything is possible. Once that belief becomes an integral part of your character, then anything in life is possible. Most people recognise the word faith as belonging to a religion, but this article is not about religion. It’s about having faith in what you do. What comes with faith is a desire to do something and expect your belief to take you towards your goal.
Desire, belief and expectancy are the powerful energy forces that provide faith. Once your desire is written down, not typed on a computer. You start the spiritual process of connecting to the world of possibilities. It would help if you now turned the energy from manually writing into a belief that your desire will happen. An increase in universal energy is now achieved by having an expectancy that your desire will manifest.
You might think that you have read all the books, watched all the videos and attended many seminars, but your belief limits you in your attempted achievements. Reading about the limiting beliefs that we have all had since birth does not help you acquire the limitless beliefs you have read about.
So how is this possible that you know the theory but can’t believe in yourself or seem to put it into practice. When they are at this juncture in their life, most people seem to go “one step forward – two steps back”. So what is the real problem, you might ask?
Limiting Beliefs – Believe in Yourself
Here are a few common limiting beliefs that you might be familiar with:
- Not good at math
- Not creative
- I’m a lot like my parents
- Men shouldn’t cry or be vulnerable
- Women are lesser than men
- Women can never succeed in business or careers
- My race or culture is superior or inferior
- Life is difficult, no one cares
- I’m not a lucky person
- I gain weight easily
The list can go on forever, I’m sure you could add a few of your own limiting beliefs to that list.
Beliefs and perceptions are based on past experiences, and any of these beliefs that you hold about yourself came from your past. So are they true, or did you make them up? Even if they were true at some point in time, it doesn’t mean they are true now. We do not look at it that way, though, because we have become addicted to our past.
Changing your belief
The biggest reason we have difficulty changing our life is that we are all programmed in the first seven years of our lives. This programming has come from our environment in the first seven years of life. After these early years, our brains do not soak up information on such a rapid scale. For example, you were born into a low-income family, and your whole environment reflected the state of “lack of anything – money-food toys etc.” As an adult, you always have this feeling of “lack-of” stored in your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is responsible for 95% of your daily thoughts and actions.
Learning Something New
When we learn something new, we use our conscious mind to soak up all of the new information, which is only 5% of our brainpower. Reading on its own is not enough for newly acquired knowledge to stay in your mind and translate into a new daily activity. Our subconscious mental action will eventually take over once again.
There are three methods to create a new subconscious mind which are:
- Hypnotherapy such as listening to a recording of the intended change you want to make whilst sleeping.
- Recite an affirmation repeatedly throughout the day, such as “I am feeling better and better and better every day”.
- Repeatedly practice a practical task over and over again. For example, learning to drive a car and changing gear – repeatedly until you can carry out the task without conscious thought.
To sum up, your subconscious mind prevents you from making firm changes in your life circumstance. Train your subconscious mind repeatedly to accept and believe in yourself that anything is possible.