Beliefs are the assumptions we make about ourselves, about others in the world
and about how we expect things to be. Beliefs are about how we think things
really are, what we think is really true and what therefore expect as likely
consequences that will follow from our behavior.
According to Jemie Smart, an
guru, you can model beliefs as ‘feed-forward’ mechanisms that sort and filter
data in order to prove themselves to be true. Beliefs are valuable resources,
generalizations that people use to give themselves a sense of certainty and a
in an uncertain and ambiguous world.
What Do You Believe About Yourself?
Many of the limitations you face in life are self-imposed. What you believe
about yourself can keep you locked behind your fears or thrust you forward
into living your dreams.
"We are what we think," taught Buddha.
"Change your thinking, change your life," said Ernest Holmes.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right,"
You become what you believe you are. Think of
yourself as a work in progress. Actually, we all are. Identify old limiting
beliefs that may be holding you back and get rid of them...
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Define and Prioritize Your Values
The first step is to clarify your values. You ask yourself, “What values and
virtues do I most admire and wish to incorporate in to my life?” If you want
your strengths in the work world, first you would define your values as they
apply to employment. Often, both companies and individuals will choose
values such as integrity, quality,
respect for others, service, profitability,
The second step is to use those values to define your position with regard
to your life and work. The values you choose, and the order of priority you
place on your choices, will determine your approach to your life and work.
Basic assumptions are our long-learnt, automatic
responses and established opinions. We are, ourselves, almost always unaware of
the nature of our own basic assumptions, but they are enacted through our
behavior - what we say and do. Basic assumptions are usually rooted in our
infancy, early family life and social context. More widely, assumptions shaping
our behavior relate to cultural context
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Attitudes are the
established ways of responding to people and situations that we have learned,
based on the beliefs, values and assumptions we hold. Attitude become manifest
through our behavior.
The Power of
You see what you believe. You attract to
yourself those experiences that match your existing belief system. Change
your thoughts to improve your life and expand your mind. Replace beliefs
that are hindering your development with positive ones that will help you.
What you create through
your thoughts is a
belief system, and that belief system is ultimately what determines whether
you live a successful life. The key to changing your belief system is
changing your thoughts.
Orison Swett Marden wrote in How to Get What
You Want, "Stop thinking trouble if you want to attract its opposite;
stop thinking poverty if you wish to attract plenty. Refuse to have
anything to do with the things you fear, the things you do not want."
Instead you must think rightly about those things you want to attract. Mark
Shearon once posed a very enlightening question to a telephone audience,
"Are you thinking about what you're
about?" Read that sentence
again and read it carefully. It's not a play on words.
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Marden goes on to write this passage about how
thoughts influence the outcome of our life: "How often do we hear it
said of some man, "Everything he undertakes
succeeds," or "Everything he touches
turns to gold?" Why? Because the man is constantly
picturing to himself the success of his undertakings and he is backing
up his vision by his efforts. By clinging to
his vision, by vigorous resolution and persistent, determined endeavor he is
continually making himself a powerful magnet to draw his own to him.
Consciously or unconsciously, he is using the divine intelligence or force
by the use of which every human being may mold himself and his environment
according to the pattern in his mind."
NLP Technology of Achievement
The presuppositions are the central principles
central of NLP; they are its guiding philosophy, its ‘beliefs’. These
principles are called presuppositions because you pre-suppose them to be
true and then act as if they were. You then discover what happens. If you
like the results then continue to act as if they are true. They form a set
of ethical principles for life...
Your Beliefs Have a Direct Impact on Your Health
Researchers of two American Universities found
that your beliefs have a direct impact on your body and health – because
your beliefs actually alter your body's chemical balance.4 It
really means that what you regularly think has a direct impact on your
health and your body. Because what you regularly think is what you end up
Change the way you think, you change your
beliefs and you change your life. Yes you can actually improve your life and
your body by having a positive
attitude and a
positive belief system. With that in place you'll live a healthier, longer