Instead of a Tips page this month, I thought we could take a look at our core beliefs – those thoughts and assumptions we hold about ourselves, others, and the world around us. Although they often go unrecognized, they have a profound effect upon our lives.
Common examples of core beliefs are as follows:
- I am unattractive
- Everyone else has a better position in life than me
- The world is full of selfish people who only want for themselves
- I’ll never matter
Our lives are dictated by such inner beliefs and, most often, these beliefs are not accurate. Thinking you’re unattractive will have a profound effect upon your self-confidence and esteem. If you believe everyone else is better positioned than you, you will likely feel small and insignificant. If the world only takes and never gives, then you’re reduced to cynicism and negativity and locked in a dark prism.
Core beliefs affect what you achieve and how you operate in the world as a whole. Negative self-beliefs will limit you and limit your effectiveness in your life and in your world.
The one thing that can be consistent for us in life is our core identity. This is a foundation that can set us free: this isn’t linked to any opinions, beliefs, theories, attitudes or behaviors. When we become grounded in the truth of who we are in life, we become free to be ourselves. The most meaningful vision we can have for our futures, which will motivate and inspire us to progress in life, is our vision of who we are going to become.
So, here’s your mission for the month:
Without referencing anything you’ve achieved or failed at, what you do for a living, what your roles are in life or what you have – define WHO you are.
Who are you? What are the core principles, values and elements that make you, you?
I’d love to hear from you on this topic.
If you want to make a comment about beliefs or how you’ve changed your beliefs to become more of who you really want to be, let me know via my Facebook Business Page at For the Health of It – Nurit Amichai Mind-Body Trainer