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 behavior.
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?
Here are a few quotes about the power to change:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” – William James
“The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” – Henry Ford
“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus