Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Have The Power To Change What I Believe

I recognize the impact my beliefs have on how I feel and behave. Believing something about a situation determines how events progress. What I think and feel about another person affects how I relate to that person. My beliefs in myself determine how I perform.

However, I can choose what I believe. If I want to see a situation differently, I have the power to do so.

My beliefs are particularly important when I am relating to others. If I believe a person has certain qualities, then I assume I know how they think and act. But when I change my mind about someone, I see the person differently, often for the better. I am free to determine what I believe about someone.

My beliefs about myself determine my level of confidence. Whether I am beginning a new project, attending a social event, or experiencing changes in a personal relationship, how my life progresses is largely determined by what I believe. And I am blessed with the power to change how I see things.

Knowing I can change what I believe brings success into my life. Inside myself, I make a decision about what I think is true. But if I observe factors that do not coincide with my beliefs, I change how I view other people and situations based on this new information.

Today, I plan to embrace my power to change my beliefs. I can alter those beliefs that ultimately result in less than ideal situations, relationships, or behaviour.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I have the power to change my beliefs?

2. What is a particular assumption that hinders me?

3. How can I create more success by accepting my power to change my beliefs?


  1. Shelly,
    Our beliefs impact the way we think and our thoughts create our reality. There is so much power in what we think. So many people go about their day thinking negative thoughts; it is easy to see why it can appear that the world is in chaos. Whatever higher consciousness you believe in, having your thoughts focused on "seeing" the world as a beautiful place, always following divine order, creates that "heaven on earth."

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  2. Yes, I just noticed successful people have different way of thinking. You are what you think. Whatever you are doing, whatever you feel, whatever you want—all are determined by the quality of your thinking. If your thinking is unrealistic, your thinking will lead to many disappointments.

  3. With this as a guideline, it isn't important if we truly have a positive personality or if we have a pleasing personality, it is more important to "act" like we have them. Mr. Covey maintains that this translates into other virtues and traits and what we end up with is all flash and no substance.

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