“Shifting negative beliefs is a foundation for redefining possible.”Dustin Hillis and Ron Alford, taken from Redefining Possible
Why do our belief systems matter when it comes to the areas of our life that don’t seem directly connected to them? It’s because we derive our convictions from our beliefs and act accordingly. Say you consider yourself to be a socially awkward person. You’ll carry this belief with you in all of your social interactions. Because of this, you may limit the success you could have in your personal and professional life simply because of a self-imposed belief barrier.
In their new book, Redefining Possible, Dustin Hillis and Ron Alford tackle how strong belief systems actually have the power to create possibilities in life, whereas belief barriers do the opposite. Part of this examination is a look at what happens if you allow yourself to passively absorb beliefs instead of crafting your own.
It takes a conscious effort to create a strong belief system, particularly in an age where we’re bombarded by images of what success looks like. After all, what social media has to say about what “making it” looks like changes on a regular basis. Because of this, it’s essential to clearly identify self-limitations that stem from belief barriers and to train your mind to accept that the sky is the limit.
So how can you replace belief barriers with a strong belief system that redefines possible?
Change Your Self-talk
Beliefs come from programming and conditioning. The way we speak to ourselves can either strengthen these beliefs or change them. Once you’ve identified the beliefs that are holding you back, you can begin to create positive affirmations that reprogram your belief barriers.
These affirmations, or power statements, will change how you see yourself. Some examples of these statements are:
- “I choose to believe in the good. I set aside negative thoughts that don’t serve me.”
- “I believe in myself and trust the process.”
- “I’ve done it before, and I can do it again.”
You should compile a list of power statements for your arsenal to combat belief barriers. Once you’ve broken those belief barriers, you can set new and bigger goals that are only possible with your newfound confidence. You will also be able to pursue those objectives with conviction because you believe you are capable and they are achievable.
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