How do you create an exciting, successful life? Change your beliefs!
Beliefs, whether conscious or not, affect how we move through life. It’s the intentions we hold within our subconscious minds that determine how we approach life. If you want an exciting, fulfilling life, your beliefs have to match up with your intentions. There’s no way around it. Our subconscious beliefs determine our quality of life and the outcomes we manifest.
Successful people hold positive ways of thinking and beliefs in their minds. Their “belief system” supports them in moving through life with a purpose and with the knowledge they can succeed at whatever they attempt.
The person who is not so fortunate in life, tends to view life as if it’s ‘being done to them” and that they have very little control over the outcome. This is an understandable view in many cases -particularly if the person has had hardships early in their life.
Where did these beliefs come from?
Our early life impacts us on very deep levels. If our childhood was difficult or traumatic, the decisions we make tell us “life is hard”, or “no one in my family gets ahead“. This then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Someone with this belief doesn’t usually take advantage of opportunities which present themselves. Because they have the belief that “Life is hard”, they discount an opportunity because it couldn’t possibly work out if it wasn’t difficult. Many times, they don’t even notice the opportunity. It’s as if they have blinders on.
When you discover and release any of these underlying negative beliefs, your outlook changes, along with your life. You develop more clarity and can see a clearer path towards your desired outcomes.
When we experience situations or events in our lives, we make a decision about what they mean. We assign a ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ meaning to the event. This is done as a way to avoid future upsets or even dangers. Depending on prior experiences in life, our decision are based on, and tempered by former decisions we assigned to similar situations. As these similar types of situations repeat and build upon themselves, they reinforce our original belief. Whether it’s factual or not, it becomes more and more ingrained.
Situations that occurred at an early age in our lives are judged by an immature brain. This brain doesn’t have access to the logical brain. Because of this, the decisions we made at that point in our lives, aren’t necessarily true for us as adults. It’s for this very reason you want to go back and reassess past events. From your adult self, you have the option to decide if these beliefs still hold true. If they don’t, you can now get rid of them.
Where do I start?
One way to identify any negative, or limiting beliefs is to think back to the messages you heard from your parents while you were growing up. Things like, “It’s impossible to get ahead“, or “There’s never enough time“. Then take a look at your life and see whether or not you’ve found yourself living out these messages. If you are, then there’s a pretty good chance you hold those beliefs as true, somewhere in your subconscious.
Another reason to take a look at past events, especially the painful ones, is we tend to experience the “like attracts like” effect. We continue attracting more of the same into our lives. Until we can shift our perspective, we aren’t able to avoid these reoccurring patterns.
When you go back and release the emotional charges associated with a past emotional event or trauma, you change how you view present day events. Instead of approaching situations from the stand point of being ‘the victim’ with no control of your own reactions, you actually view them with clarity. You’re more present and you have a choice in how you react.
When you do this type of healing work, your response is made from a stronger and clearer place. Consequently, your reactions change, how you approach life changes, and you’re planted firmly on the path to success and happiness. Because of your updated beliefs, you’re naturally filled with more ease and can create an exciting, successful life.
I encourage you to look at what no longer works for you. Decide to choose success. Then have the courage to look at the beliefs holding you back. They only stand in the way of you becoming the absolute best version of yourself.
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