How To Create Empowering Beliefs Inspired by Anthony Robbins
What Is A Belief?
A belief is a thought we think over and over like, “I’m not good enough” or “I always screw up.”
We usually create these beliefs in childhood based on what you heard people say about you, “She is so uncoordinated” or some past experience like tripping and falling down the stairs at school.
Whether a belief is useful, like “I always figure it out” is based on your interpretations of your past experiences and if you thought they were positive or negative.
You are likely to have lots of data to support that belief like maybe you didn’t do very well in math or a kid called you stupid or you didn’t catch onto things quickly.
We can find facts to back up almost any belief.
The problem is we often unconsciously decide what we’re going to believe and it affects all areas of our life.
If you believe, “I’m not worthy,” you may unconsciously limit your success or “I’m ugly,” you may never ask a woman out on a date.
The key is to start listening to your thoughts, so you are consciously aware of what you’re believing and if those beliefs empower you or hold you back.
The great news is that you can change any of your limiting beliefs and here are the steps that Tony suggests…
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.” ~Anthony Robbins
3 Beliefs You Must Adopt To Create Change
1. Must Verses Should Rules Your Life
Empowering Belief: “ If I can’t, I must; if I must, I can.”
Start by figuring out what your heart tells you, you MUST do instead of being ruled by what you think you SHOULD be doing.
“I have a family to support.”
“I spent time and money for their education or training.”
“Society or my family thought I should (fill in the blank).”
This feeling of SHOULD causes people to feel bad all the time.
To push down those negative feelings people start taking drugs, drinking, overeating, have affairs and eventually sinking down into depression.
The addictive behaviors are just an attempt to quiet that voice inside that keeps saying there has to be more to life than this.
Doing what you MUST do does not necessarily mean you have to leave your job. It can be expressed as a hobby like painting, writing or playing music or volunteering for a cause you are passionate about.
I love volunteering, because not only do I get to help people and animals, but I get the personal satisfaction of working purely for pleasure and to make a difference.
2. I’m The Source Of Change
Empowering Belief: “I create my own reality and am responsible for what I create.”
So many people give away their power to something outside of themselves believing that is what is responsible for their change.
For instance, a common myth among chronic dieters is that if you follow someone else’s diet plan you will lose weight.
The reason they remain chronic dieters is that what works for someone else may or may not work for you.
Every body is different literally.
The key is to believe and embrace that YOU are the source of your change.
This allows you to discern what is right specifically for you and your body, not rely on what has worked for someone else or what someone else thinks you should do.
It is so empowering to know you alone are the source of your change, not Jenny Craig and then, only then can the magic of creating the life you want happening start to happen.
3. I Believe I Can Change
Empowering Belief: “There is always a way if I’m committed.”
What holds most people back in their life is their lack of belief that they can change. I hear…
”This is the way I am.”
“This is the way I have always been.”
The truth is all personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.
You start by questioning any disempowering beliefs and the meaning you give them.
This will crack open the door to replacing your old, disempowering beliefs with new beliefs that support you moving in the direction you want to go in your life.
If you cultivate a sense of certainty using your empowering beliefs, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, including all those things that other people said were impossible.
Here some more empowering beliefs to try on:
The past does not create the future.
There are no failures, only outcomes—as long as I learn something I’m succeeding.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose that serves me.
I always give more than anyone expects and it is greatly appreciated and rewarded.
If I’m confused, I’m about to learn something.
Every day above ground is a great day.
What are some of your empowering beliefs? Share them in the comments below…