You are obviously working on bettering yourself and your life. Depending on where you are with it, the possibilities and opportunities may not be recognizable yet; but they will be. One thing that is extremely important in recognizing opportunities is your frame of reference. Some will call this your belief system, paradigm, world view or just outlook on life.
Whatever term you use, it is how you look at life and how you filter that into an understanding or belief system. Simply put it is what you think is true about yourself and everyone and everything around you.
Let’s examine what makes up your belief system. What are the things that you know in your heart are true above all else? Write down your belief system for the following areas:
- Family (them and your relationship with them)
- Your Country
- Your Future
- Your Past
- Your Limitations (external and internal)
- Your Potential (current and undeveloped)
If you are totally honest with yourself, this belief system you have described will give you a picture of how you view the world and your place in it. Your belief system in these areas will tell you where you are and whether you have any expectations of a better or worse future.
Does the belief system you defined hold you back? Does this belief system empower you? How many beliefs are about things you think you can’t control or even affect? Those things you think you cannot affect or control are NOT really what limits you! It is your belief that they do.
Take that belief system and create a new one that empowers you and makes you stronger. It can be as simple as turning “The deck is stacked against me because I am a man/woman/minority/etc.” into “I can shuffle ‘the deck’ any time I want.”
Now look at this new belief system and envision for it how you and your life would be different if you acted as if it were true. Quite a difference isn’t it?
That is exactly how big time, massively successful people act!
They act as if nothing can stop them and believe it. When a setback occurs, they adjust and move on. They don’t focus on the setbacks; they focus on the positive and learn from their setbacks. Anyone can do that.
If they believe they can.
I challenge you to examine those negative beliefs and replace them with positive, empowering ones. It will take time and you will meet a lot of resistance since your old beliefs are pretty well entrenched.
I suggest you write down the new belief system and read it in the morning when you get up, at night before bed and any time you are in need of a booster shot of positive beliefs. Do it after a setback. Do it before a big meeting or presentation. Do it every day.
In the coming months we will have online courses on the website that will help you in this process along with goal setting, creating a vision, how to get out of Drift and many others.