How To Believe In New Things
- What do you want to believe about yourself?
- What do you believe about your health?
- What do you believe about your relationships?
- What do you believe about your career?
- What do you believe about your weight?
- What do you believe about your past?
What Do You Want To Believe?
I asked this question quite a bit once I was in my 40’s. I think it happens in each of us at different times and for various reasons.
Specifically, I wanted to believe new things about my career, my weight and my ability to have a committed relationship.
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My Career: In all honesty, I never felt I was able to express my authentic voice about health, weight loss, and wellness. I wasn’t speaking my truth about what I felt real health encompasses: mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. I was good at my job, my patients liked me, and my work was good, but I wasn’t giving the world my best self.
My Weight: I wanted to believe I could be at my “ideal” weight. I think of “ideal” weight as the weight that makes me excited to jump out of bed and seize the day. I feel good in my skin, clothes and when I move my body to pick up the house, work out in the yard or go for a bike ride. My clothes feel good on my skin, and I don’t dread getting dressed.
A Committed Relationship: I use to believe I don’t like commitment and I’m independent. I don’t have time for a committed relationship; I’m just so busy. There are no good men at my age.
So how did I go about changing my beliefs? There is a 3 step process:
You have to dive into what you believe right now! Why? The beliefs you have right now are the pathway to what you will create in your life.
A belief is a thought you just keep on thinking.
The thoughts you think over and over become your beliefs.
Did you know your beliefs will determine how you feel about your life? They determine what you do which ultimately determine your results.
Example: you keep thinking a thought – it becomes a belief. Then you think your belief is fact. However, your belief came from your thought which is entirely optional!
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Decide what you want to believe.
What Do You Want To Believe?
Is your current thought (belief) serving you? If not, what do you want to believe instead?
Make it believable. Find a belief that resonates with you. I’m not suggesting your thoughts need to be a 180-degree difference from your current beliefs. Select a neutral thought and go from there. Take your time.
For example my neutral thoughts:
My Career: I’m a person who can find a way to let my authentic voice be heard and still help others who want to know this message.
My Weight: I know I can move towards my “ideal” weight if I make choices each day in what I eat, how I move and how I manage stress which will advance me closer to my goals.
A Committed Relationship: Although I’m an introvert, I genuinely love having people around to interact with who I can love & be loved by each day.
Practice believing. If you can’t quite get there, then build a ladder thought to the new belief. It might be hard at first but try it. It’s easy to default to a negative thought but instead, practice repeating your new thought over and over again. Make it second nature!
When we believe something enough, it is as good as done! We must all practice believing. We can’t just believe something for today – we need to believe it today and tomorrow and every day until we reach that goal!
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