Have you ever sat down and thought about your beliefs? How do they affect the way you live? Have they helped you rise above or kept you on the ground?
From a young age, I was taught that life is hard. My parents struggled a lot in their lives and I was conditioned to believe that life is about pain and suffering. Their intention was to help me deal with the obstacles that life presented me with. What occurred though, was that I came to expect the worst. My outlook on life and the world were negative, and what I watched in the news confirmed that belief. When good things happened to me, I couldn’t really enjoy it because in the back of my head I believed that I didn’t deserve it.
I was also taught to respect my elders. The intention behind this belief was honest and pure; my parents wanted to teach me the importance of listening to my elders and accepting counsel when I do something wrong. The problem though, was that I was expected to do what I was told. I was not allowed to differ in opinion or thought. With time, I began to resent the fact that I couldn’t express myself honestly.
Have you heard any of these statements?
- No pain, no gain
- Don’t burn your bridges
- Money is the root of all evil
- Money doesn’t grow on trees
In what ways could these beliefs be limiting?
What I’ve learned to say instead is:
- Life is beautiful. I can find many reasons to believe that this life is full of love, joy and peace. I can experience goodness and be the recipient of gifts. I am allowed to embrace the wonderful and exciting.
- Look at life from different perspectives, and then make your own decision. It is important to consider advice from those with more experience, but it is ok if you don’t agree with them on every point. You can make your own decisions and do your best to live a good life on your own terms.
Are you ready to unleash the joy within you? Learn how to let go of limiting beliefs, feel excited and motivated to succeed, re-wire your brain to create more happiness now, and take back control of your feelings and emotions. I want you to experience joy in your daily life. I want to see you reach your highest potential. And I want to help you do it! So, let’s begin this journey of exploration together.
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