What you know to be fact can actually be fiction.
At this point you’re probably wondering how you could come to believe such things. If you think it is right it must be right, right?
I mean it’s not like you just pull this stuff out of the air. It came from somewhere.
Something happened to you personally or that you witness that made you believe that so wholeheartedly.
So it has to be right. But no, it’s still wrong.
The fact of the matter is you probably have a lot of beliefs that have no basis or stem from very different circumstances. Either way, that doesn’t make them 100% right.
And yet you still live your life according to these things, these preposterous, distorted beliefs.
So much so that is influencing your everyday existence.
But you don’t get it. To you it’s just another roadblock, a dead end you won’t even bother with.
These beliefs have complete control of your journey. So the quicker you realize how distorted they are the sooner you’ll be on the right track.
The thing about your beliefs is they are the basis for everything you do, and don’t do.
If you think something is so easy that you can do it in your sleep, you’ll get up and do it whenever you want.
But on the contrary, if you think it’s impossible, or too hard, you’ll completely bypass it.
Actually you’ll be so used to this you won’t even give it a second thought. You won’t even think to dispute it. Nope. It’s too real to you.
But where your dreams and goals are concerned you should dispute everything.
Whatever you want to do should be examined in a manner to ensure that all your bases are covered and you’re doing the right thing for you.
You shouldn’t miss any opportunity to make things happen for yourself.
Yet living by distorted beliefs will prevent you from getting things. Things that you could’ve had already.
Getting on Track
As we mentioned before, these beliefs typically come from somewhere, something brought them on. And while they may have been spot on then, that doesn’t mean they apply to everything.
There are various factors that contribute to an outcome. Therefore things may not always be the same every time.
Not to mention you’re probably comparing apples and oranges thinking that they’ll both produce the same thing.
The bottom line is, this one size fits all ideology isn’t working for you. It’s actually working against you.
Without giving things a fair shot, you’re cheating yourself out of a better life.
Now I’m not saying you should question every single belief you have, but when you notice yourself letting go of something related to your goal, think again.
You need to be more objective. If something can help you to live a better life you should be all ears.
But first and foremost you have to let go of these distorted beliefs. Get a bit of practice by dismantling these beliefs and not only will you be more motivated based on what you have accomplished already, but you’ll know how to pull apart other counterproductive thoughts.
This is very important since it is impossible to achieve anything without your head being in the right space.
1. “I don’t follow my dreams because I know I can’t achieve them.”
But how do you know that? You haven’t even tried…
Sure you may have tried to achieve things in the past and it didn’t exactly go the way you planned but that doesn’t make you a complete failure.
Being bad at one thing doesn’t make you bad at everything.
This form of self-sabotage is lethal because it stops you before you’ve even begun.
The truth is you could be totally awesome at achieving your dreams because you’ll have so much more passion behind it.
Instead of just allowing this belief to shape your future, take a moment to think about how you could make your dreams a reality. Figure out the different ways you can get there.
You’ll be amazed with what you can come up with and the things you can do.
If things get a little tough, don’t let that stop you. There’s no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. So climb your way up, one step and a time.
So whenever this pops into your head ask yourself how you can achieve your dreams.
2. “Those kinds of things will never happen for me.”
That right there shows that you feel like you do not deserve it. For some reason you don’t think you’re incapable of having the things you want.
You need to examine your self-esteem and build up your confidence. You are as important and deserving as anyone else, so you need to adjust your thoughts accordingly.
You’re in control of your feelings and actions. Make every effort to make yourself feel good and know your worth.
You’re entitled to everything you want and you should have it.
The road to achievement may not be a clearly defined one, but just ask yourself how you can make it happen for you.
And get ready to jump out of your comfort zone.
3. “I can’t trust anyone.”
Now this typically follows a bad experience. While it seems like a good way to protect yourself and prevent history from repeating itself, it’s really no way to live.
You will come across many people who do not deserve your trust but that’s not a blanket statement that can be applied to everyone and situation.
Besides from the experience, you probably learned something about what is needed in a person worthy of your trust. So it wasn’t all bad. You gained some wisdom along the way.
There is going to come a time when you need to trust someone, and being comfortable with it is the only way it will work.
Allow the necessary people to earn your trust and once they have don’t stress over it. You’ll just be driving yourself insane. After all, you can’t be everywhere at once so just let go for once.
In order to have real relationships there has to be trust. You can be cautious without completely shutting people out.
4. “I don’t make enough to enjoy life.”
When it comes to being happy this is like shooting yourself in the foot.
You’re basically saying what you do for a living prevents you from being truly happy. You can’t enjoy life in general as long as you do it. And you can’t quit so, you’re stuck.
Instead of allowing your mind to be open, this slams it just and puts a lock on it.
If you feel like money is tight look at how you’re spending it. There is probably some unnecessary waste going on.
Recognize that there are other people who are happy with less and you can figure out how you can enjoy life.
Take control of your finances and open up to different ways to enjoy life.
When you’re struggling to create a better life the issues may be right in your head. Examine your beliefs around the things that would improve your life to make sure that they are accurate and unbiased.
You could be cutting yourself short before you even have the chance to be successful and happy.
Everyone deserves to be happy and to live a better life. Even you! Despite what you may think now, it’s in the cards for you. Just give it a fair chance.
You don’t have to settle, you just have to work at making the proper changes in your beliefs.
Ditch your distorted beliefs! They’re all wrong anyway.
What belief do you have that stops you in your tracks?
When you think about something that could improve your life, what’s your first thought?