By Toni Turner
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
Our personal beliefs form the texture of our lives. When nourished with energy and action, our self-beliefs act as powerful forces for achieving our goals and dreams. They access resources deep within us and direct these resources to support and achieve desired outcomes. Those who go about day-to-day lives without positive belief systems about themselves resemble airplanes with no flight crews and no autopilots. They flounder about, with no goals or destinations and so end up with life’s ‘leftovers’. Those who believe they are drawn to magnificent possibilities, and feel confident in their abilities to handle the challenges along the way, find their paths consistently strewn with new opportunities.
When you establish a belief about yourself, the process is an internal one; each belief, consciously or unconsciously, begins with a choice. After that choice is made, be it positive or negative, it filters communications with the world out-side you and colors your perceptions with certain attitudes. The more ingrained those beliefs become, the more difficult they are to change.
Beliefs are the most powerful force in the world. On a global scale, diverse belief systems cause cultures to draw boundaries, ideologies to clash, and wars to be fought.
On a personal level, what we believe to be true about ourselves appears in our lives as our lives.
What do you believe about yourself?
Do you see yourself as a strong and capable person who will succeed in attaining the vision you hold for yourself?
Or do you see yourself as ineffective and overwhelmed with limiting circumstances?
Either way, you’ll be right!
Either way, your beliefs, will dictate the circumstances in your life – your reality.
If we want to succeed and achieve our highest potential, we must replace any negative beliefs we hold about ourselves with positive ones, much as an electrician rewires circuits in a faulty electrical system. Once attained, that foundation of powerful beliefs will speed us on our path to success and fulfillment!