"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy."
Our beliefs are very powerful. Once you form a belief--any belief--you will do almost anything to prove it right. You will ignore evidence to the contrary, distort perceptions to make it true, or generalize from one situation to another. It is important to recognize which beliefs empower you and which limit you. You create your own outcome by the things you believe. Wouldn't it be better to believe things that empower you?
This week: Spend some time looking at your beliefs. What do you believe about your life that empowers you? What beliefs limit you or keep you stuck? Write them down in two columns. Just sit with the question: What do I believe about myself? When you uncover beliefs that limit you, ask yourself "What would I need to believe in order to succeed? What would I need to believe in order to create a more satisfying life?" Imagine for this week that you DO believe that empowering belief. Notice what that feels like. Is there a difference?
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people overcome "emotional clutter" in their lives--those negative emotions and limiting beliefs we form from past negative experiences. Find out more at http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ or http://www.emotionalclutter.com/.