Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw
You have an exam. Your stomach starts to churn and you feel anxiety. Between the thought of the exam and the churning stomach is a belief. Maybe you think you aren’t prepared. Maybe you were told by your first grade teacher that you weren’t a good student. Maybe your parents compared you to your older siblings who were A students.
Recognizing that in both examples YOU are the source of the emotion. You control the belief. This is the key to positive thinking. Accepting that not only do you control your happiness, you also control and sadness, anger or fear.
What is a belief?
How Do I Know If My Belief Needs Changing
- Identify your belief
- Decide if the belief aligns with your true-self
- Either keep the belief if it feels right or change your belief.
How Do I Identify a Belief?
Why do I believe that?
Who taught me to believe that?
What proof do I have that that is true?
or as advanced as
What do I think would happen if I didn’t believe that?
How Do I Decide What to do Next?
If the belief feels uncomfortable in any way I can choose to dig deeper to see if there is an underlying belief or I can decide to change it.
How Do I Change a Belief?
Men are not prisoners of fate, buy only prisoners of their own minds. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt