Don’t Let Your Beliefs Hold You Back

Published: June 2, 2015
By: Faye Hollands

If you are going to be successful in creating the life you want to live you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen.  But that’s easier said than done if the stuff inside your head is packed full of beliefs that don’t support your goals, and are instead a hindrance…

Your beliefs shape how you experience life and what meaning events have to you.  If you believe that you can’t find a job you love,  build a business that booms, or be financially secure, you never will be.

The way it works is that your beliefs generate the perceptions you have.  Perceptions generate how you feel, and feelings generate motivation.  Motivation drives how much action you take which in turn determines the results you get in life.

Your beliefs can propel you forward and help you achieve your dreams and aspirations, but they can also hold you back like a solid brick wall.  The good news is that you can change your beliefs, but in order to do that you first need to know what you’re dealing with and understand your current belief system.

Take 10 minutes now to think about all the beliefs you have, and write them down under two headings:- Empowering and Disempowering.

Empowering beliefs give you energy, confidence and get you to take action whereas disempowering beliefs drain you of energy, makes you feel bad and stop you in your tracks.

To help you think about your own beliefs consider these key areas: –

  1. Global beliefs (women are, life is…)
  2. Rules (if so and so, then so and so; or standards “ I don’t smoke”)
  3. Conditional beliefs (people are untrustworthy when…context of relationships)
  4. Pygmalion Effect (How another’s beliefs of expectations can influence your results)

Get clear on what your current thinking looks like so that you can determine which beliefs support you, and which hold you back.

If you would like to find out more about how to shift your beliefs to help you manage your career, time and life smartly book your free 30-minute coaching consultation now.  Simply click here to schedule your appointment.

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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