Most people aren’t aware of their underlying beliefs about themselves, their relationships, and their environment. In my experience, one of the best ways to predict whether someone will be successful is whether they believe they will be successful. That seems fairly straightforward, but underlying that statement is a host of other beliefs. Do you believe that if you are rich you must not be considerate, or maybe it means you’re greedy? Do you believe you are worthy of success or you are destined to fail? Do you believe you are loveable or not? These deep-seated beliefs drive our actions continuously and they are not always apparent. You may want to achieve a particular goal, but you need to be clear on what is driving the bus. Your beliefs determine your level of motivation, the actions you take, the interactions you have, and the conscious thoughts you have. In order to begin clarify your underlying beliefs, ask yourself the questions below:
- What are five beliefs that hinder your progress?
- Where did these beliefs originate?
- How could you change these beliefs to support your goals?