What limiting beliefs do you have that you need to change in order to achieve what you want out of life?
The key to changing limiting beliefs is to understand that your beliefs must be congruent with your desires or you will be psychologically reversed and self-sabotage. You need to create a mindset that will automatically produce what you desire. The secret to doing that is in your beliefs.
This is why after explaining the Cycle of Life and the Fundamentals of Conditioning to you I began with the “end in mind,” by immediately getting you to define clearly your most compelling desires. All of the changes you need to make in your life and the motivation you need to make them are contained in the dreams and intentions you have defined.
Just as your identity must be congruent with what you desire, your belief systems also need to be congruent with your desires. To have Point B results you must think, believe and act like a Point B type person.
What beliefs do you need to change now in order to be congruent with your desires and dreams? Maybe it’s something like:
1- I’m too old/or too young
2- I don’t have enough education/the right education
3- I don’t deserve success because of my past mistakes
4- People are against me/are out to get me
5- I’m black, Hispanic, white (I don’t have the right ethnic background)
6- The economy is so bad that you can’t make money today
7- You have to have money to make money
8- My duties as a mother/father (whatever) hold me back
Take a few minutes to identify three to five limiting beliefs that are not congruent with what you desire out of life. So stop reading and do this now…
Now that you’ve figured out several beliefs that have been limiting you from achieving your success, set them aside so I can help you change them in the next article and read on…
Beliefs are organized into giant sets or generalizations in certain areas of life and give you a sense of certainty as to how things work and how things should be. These giant sets constitute your Philosophy of Life. The key to remember is that your beliefs not only represent what reality is to you but they continue to manifest current and future realities in your life. That is why the Law of Life is the Law of Belief. As you believe, it is done unto you.
This is the Law of Attraction at work but when “bad” things happen, we resist the idea that we have attracted them into our lives. It’s not that we want to attract the bad stuff, it’s that we have conflicting beliefs that we are unaware of that are creating resistance and that is what attracts the bad stuff. Until we clear the conflict (which is why you’ll hear me talk about “clearing”) your subconscious does not have precise instructions and will continue to produce results based on the old unconscious belief.
Psychologists sometimes call this being psychologically reversed, which simply means you have conflicting desires or beliefs. Your conscious mind wants one thing while your subconscious wants the opposite. As we’ve already seen, when this occurs, who wins the battle? The subconscious wins 100% of the time!!!
Let’s use an example so you fully understand.
An example many people can relate to is the desire to lose weight. You may have set a goal or made a New Years resolution many, many times to lose those unwanted fifteen – twenty pounds, which may have turned into thirty, forty or fifty by now. Consciously you want to lose the weight, but unconsciously there is a belief or a series of beliefs that are keeping you from achieving your objective. It may be that as a child you were told to make sure you cleaned your plate because there are a lot of hungry people all over the world with nothing to eat. Perhaps as you were growing up, whenever you felt bad or had a problem, one of your programmers (I mean teachers) would give you some chocolate or candy, or cookies or ice-cream to cheer you up and make you feel better. And so that developed a pattern that whenever you felt badly, some candy, etc. made you feel better.
It can be as complex as being in a relationship with somebody you really thought you loved and being terribly hurt when they left you. You gained weight from any combination of beliefs from the past, including, eating makes me feel better. As you got heavier, your subconscious began using the extra pounds as a protection mechanism to keep people away. Now every time you try to lose the weight, your subconscious says, Oh no, you are forgetting that time we got really hurt. Consequently, it keeps you from losing the weight you desire to lose, in order to “protect” you.
This is what resistance is and it can happen in any area of your life. You may ask, how do I know if I have resistance? And my reply to you is: is there anything you desire in your life that you currently don’t have? Unless your answer is, it’s on its way to me right now, and you say it with absolute certainty… you have resistance.
Any time that you don’t have what you desire in your life, you can be sure that you have resistance. You have conflicting beliefs and your subconscious is keeping you from having what you desire. Until you release the resistance or get clear, you will not have what you desire.
In my next article we will go into depth on the topic of money blocks and then proceed to how to break through and transform them so we can get what we truly want in life…
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