Do you manage your beliefs? It's our beliefs that determine our actions. And our actions determine our results. If you're not getting the results you desire, your beliefs deserve some examination. Your beliefs are the core of your results. Life and success are both easier and more consistent when your beliefs are supportive.
How would your life look if you adopted these beliefs?
1. There is a way. If you don't believe you can succeed at a particular task or goal, you'll never get started. It just wouldn't make any sense. You're much more likely to chase those big goals if you believe a path works for you.
2. Everyone is doing the best they can with the resources they have. It's easy to take things personally when people are cross or let us down. In many instances, you aren't the issue. The other person could be having a bad day or maybe had a rough childhood. This belief doesn't imply that everyone is operating at the limit of their potential. But given a person's past experiences, present circumstances, and belief system, they believe they're doing the best they can at this moment.
3. Failure is a learning tool. At some point, it's necessary to stop learning, thinking, and planning and pull the trigger. Your results determine your next step. See what happens and adjust your aim. The only way to avoid failure is never to do anything. Failure is part of success.
4. I can do almost anything, but I can't do everything. There are few limits to what you can do. You could climb Mount Everest, become a CEO, an elite athlete, or a surgeon. You can do one or two of these, but it's unlikely you could do all of them. Select the most critical objectives in your life and let the others go.
5. Small improvements are worthwhile. Significant results require big changes, but those big changes can occur over a long time. Trying to change too much, too fast, can cause overwhelm and trigger resistance. Small, incremental changes have a massive effect over time.
6. I don't need to be the best. Your lawyer, third-grade teacher, doctor, and mechanic are almost certainly not the best in their respective fields. You can achieve a high level of success without being the best at anything.
7. It will all be over someday. The reality is; no one lives forever. A time will come when you're gone, and there will be no one left that remembers you. That might sound gloomy, but it can be very liberating. None of your missteps will matter in the end. Live a full life and take a few chances.
8. Good things often take time. We live in an impatient society. We want everything yesterday. Most good things take time to create, and the fruits of today's labour may not be immediately apparent. If you want something spectacular in your life, be patient and don't give up. It's important to work hard but temper your expectations with regards to the timing of it all. Embrace the process.
9. I already have everything I need to get started. Getting started is perhaps the biggest obstacle in life. Some of us wait to start diets on the first day of the month. Or we always need to acquire or learn one more thing before the time is right. For whatever reason, we have 100 excuses why we should put things off.You already have what you need to take the first step today. You can make adjustments and learn a little more tomorrow.
See how these beliefs would enhance your life? A few simple beliefs can make all the difference. Enjoy your life more and celebrate more success. Consider the impact your beliefs are having on your life.
Patrick Loke is the founder of Actual Impact Consulting and Portrait Photography Profits. He has over 20 years experience owning and running both online and traditional businesses. He has performed as a sales and marketing consultant to small and medium sized enterprises since 2012.