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The Power of Beliefs by Scott Armstrong

This is Scott Armstrong. I would like to speak to you today about the Amazing Power of Beliefs.

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety nine who only have an interest.”

– John Stuart Mill

What is a belief? A belief is any guiding principal, dictum, faith or passion that can provide direction and meaning in life. When we trust something is true, that belief delivers a strong command to the brain to visualize what we are convinced will occur while simultaneously changing your subconscious thought patterns.

When you have a strong belief it can be your most powerful tool in bringing great things into your life. A series of strong beliefs can empower you so you can achieve almost any goal that you set for yourself. Once you set your goal and you truly believe you can accomplish it, your nervous system and brain come into play and make it work. Throughout history people who have had strong beliefs have accomplished things many people thought were previously impossible. To change our behaviors we must start with our own belief systems. First, it is essential to find the people who have done what you want to accomplish. Study their belief systems and incorporate them into your own emerging belief structure. As the saying goes, success leaves clues.

There is a story about Thomas Edison that talks about his beliefs and his ability to deal with failure after failure. Most people fail a couple of times and give up. Edison, who took more than ten years and twenty thousand experiments to invent a light, durable, efficient battery, tells of someone questioning his route. “Mr. Edison you have failed twenty thousand times, what makes you think you will get results?” To which Edison replied “Results? Why, I’ve got a lot of results. I know twenty thousand things that don’t work”.

Where do Beliefs come from?

Beliefs come from different events in your life. We all have experiences that we won’t forget and will be in our brain for a long time. We each have events in our own lives that create or alter the perceptions we have of our own world.  A good way to reconstruct or bolster a belief structure is through seeking additional knowledge. By reading books on how others have achieved incredible accomplishments you will help shift your belief system relating to what is possible and eventually help you succeed. Also, talking to anyone you can find who has accomplished what you wish to accomplish adds to your knowledge base.  Learn as much as you can from others experiences.  Most people enjoy talking about their successes and sharing the knowledge they have gained.

If you want to succeed it is important to choose what beliefs you wish to change first, and to seek out those who can help you with your undertaking. It is critical in establishing your revised belief system that you surround yourself with as many positive and motivating people as possible, and continually work toward being involved in events that will bolster your new way of perceiving the world. This will help filter out all the negatives that might come your way. Your belief system doesn’t differentiate or judge, it simply accepts as truth what you feed it. The power of belief, as I mentioned before, works just as efficiently on your thoughts of self-doubt and limitations as it does on success and achievement.

The question is how do you change your belief system of negative thoughts? One technique that is helpful when you come across negative thoughts is to say “Cancel”. As Earl Nightingale said “you become what you think about.” This is why it is so important to guard the thoughts of your mind. Remember that our belief system is brought on by repetitions of thoughts and by past experiences.

Yours in Success, Scott Armstrong

PS – There is no stronger tool you can harness to enhance the belief in yourself than the power of Affirmations. To learn how to take your life to the next level by using affirmations properly visit: www.bestaffirmationsforlife.com

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