Do you believe in your ability to accomplish the things you dream about?
Do you believe that you can build a successful business? Do you believe that you can find a truly loving relationship?
Do you believe that you can be financially secure? Do you believe that you can change your mind-set and feel happier in yourself?
Well, as Henry Ford said in his famous quote…”think you can, or think you can’t. You’re right!”
The power we have over our own destinies, our own realities, is far greater than we could ever imagine. And the funny thing is that it all begins with not just having an idea or the imagination to dream and visualise what we want, but really, wholly and truly believing it’s possible.
In my work as a psychologist working towards helping people make changes in their lives, and aside from looking at some of the basic building blocks like having that clear vision, and then setting goals to achieve it, we spend a lot of time throughout the process looking at deconstructing a persons beliefs.
You see, we can with the best will in the world put all of these great things in place, but at the end of all of that if someone walks away thinking that they can’t really do it, or it’s out of their grasp, that they don’t really believe it’s possible, then much of what you do in terms of all the other stuff, is futile.
Essentially you’ve got to really believe that you can.
That you can make this change and even spend some time on fleshing out how that might look and feel and then – enter cheesy phrase – step into that reality!
Although I’ll be spending a lot more time here looking at our beliefs and how they can either hold us back or propel us forward, in today’s video I introduce a simple exercise to get the ball rolling with this one. It’s a powerful exercise that has you start to look at where your beliefs come from and how we can apply them to a specific action. So without further ado…
What do you think? Do try this exercise and I’d love to hear in the comments below what you’ve discovered about your own beliefs and maybe even, what you’re going to do next?
Hope you have a great week.