“People, pimps, and politicians all lie. Results never lie! They are always telling you the truth on how good you are really doing at the inner game of life.” – Dr. Keith Johnson
In last weeks blog we talked about your belief systems. Your personal belief systems determine how much of your potential is released in your life. How much you believe in your potential determines the force and magnitude of your actions to achieve results. The size of your actions determines the size of your results that you reap in life.
The Results Triangle
Over the next month we are going to look more closely at each point of the Results Triangle…
Point 1 – What Are Your Beliefs?
I am convinced that 80 percent of success in life is psychology and 20 percent is mechanics. Like an onion, your internal beliefs are in layers called your belief or value systems. Your belief in the possibility of your great future determines your increasing potential. However the layer under that belief may even more important: the belief in your own potential, capability, and competency.
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. —Mark Twain
What is a belief? The cognition plus emotion that creates with you the “certainty” about something. So, it’s your responsibility to identify and redirect any wrong paradigms you may have accumulated over the years.
I learned some things from Robb Thompson about fear producing negative results. When fear is present, we believe that negative results are imminent in our future. But when we are positive, we believe that something positive is about to happen. As those beliefs are confirmed by reality, we develop an attitude comprised of specific thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Here is a striking statistic, but nonetheless true. Did you know that almost 95 percent of your beliefs are programmed into your internal hard drive by the age of 13? This means the paradigms that control your life were established before you were 14 years of age. Many of us have been programmed to be negative about ourselves and others.
Belief in yourself is the knowledge that you can do something. It is the inner feeling that makes you believe that what you undertake, you can accomplish. For the most part, all of us have the ability to look at something and know whether or not we can do it. Your beliefs control everything you do. If you believe you can or you believe you cannot, you are correct. So, in belief there is power. Belief is positive power; disbelief is negative power.
Your personal belief in yourself and your future potential is like a thermostat that regulates what you can and will accomplish in life. When you change what you believe about yourself, you increase your thermostat setting and increase your potential quotient.
The Confidence Coach Says:
It is easier to believe the bad stuff about you than the good stuff.
Your mind does not have to work very hard to believe all the bad stuff you think about yourself. It is naturally easy to believe you are stupid, ugly, worthless, or a failure in life than to believe that you are successful, highly talented, smart, valuable, and beautiful.
Most improvements in your life come from changing the negative beliefs or thoughts you have about yourself and your potential. Personal growth comes from changing your beliefs about what you expect you can do and about what is possible for you.
Supremely confident people think, believe, and expect with every brain cell that they will succeed and win in life. Self-doubters expect to fail or lose, or they simply do not expect success or failure. When you expect and believe that you will succeed, you will. Successful people are just ordinary people who have developed an extremely strong belief in themselves and what they can do. They have no doubts. If for some reason they do not succeed, it rarely affects their strong belief that they will succeed the next time an opportunity arises. They strongly believe in themselves and in their unique and special abilities.
You must start believing in your own personal possibilities. What do you really believe about your:
- Future achievements?
You must believe that you are smart, multi talented, gifted, good looking, a great person, and well able to accomplish anything you set your mind to do. Believing that you can succeed makes others place confidence in you and want to follow you or at least help you achieve your dream.
What you can do . . .