One of the most effective and popular ways of changing beliefs is done through meditation and guided meditation. Reconstructing a situation in our minds with a favorable outcome then rehearsing it daily will eventually recreate the situation in a positive light.
Another way is to change what you believe through experience-taking.
I’d like to share a personal story here that illustrates this point.
I had a poor perception of myself for many years. Even though I appeared confident and self-assured, inside I was the opposite. I learned how to carry myself in order to present a good appearance, but my thought life and belief system were both in shambles.
When I was in my late forties, I decided to take a huge risk and enter a body building competition. When I made the decision, my body was far from competition material which meant I had a lot of work to do. But I made a commitment to myself to follow through, regardless the cost. Seven months later I stood on the stage of the Northern Regional Body Building Competition in British Columbia and placed second in my category. I was elated and speechless. It was the last thing I expected.
Yet that competition and the one following a month later, changed me forever. I no longer held the belief that I was too old, would never have the kind of body that was needed, couldn’t do it and myriad other beliefs. What those beliefs were replaced with was this:
I can do anything I determine I want to do provided I’m willing to put in the work.
What experience can you create that will impact your beliefs and turn your self-defeating beliefs into strengths that conquer?