All the beliefs you currently have were learned through constant reinforcement. Therefore, we are just mimicking the natural function of the mind to install new and more empowering beliefs. The two-step process I am now going to share with you is one way to install new beliefs and it is the most powerful method I have come across to this day.
The Belief Changer consists of 2 steps: Priming and Reinforcing.
Step 1 - Affirmations: The first thing you have to understand is that affirmations are not very effective if you do them like most people are doing them. Most people just mumble their affirmations and get them over with as quickly as possible. Installing a new belief is all about full involvement. You need to be willing to completely immerse yourself in this process.
It is essential that you use as much of your physiology and emotion as you possibly can when doing your affirmations. Extensive research in this area clearly shows that memories and beliefs are also stored within our body. Therefore, it is important that you get your body as involved as you possibly can when doing your affirmations.
If you want the maximum benefit from your affirmations, you need to use beliefs that you actually believe are true on an intellectual level. When I say this people always ask me, ''But what if I am really not wealthy?'' We need to think a little outside the box here. By doing so we can find a lot of beliefs that can help us become wealthy and, at the same time, are principles/beliefs that your mind can perceive to be true on an intellectual level.
Some examples of these kinds of beliefs:
It is a lot easier to become wealthy if you are taking massive action towards your goals.
There are 3 key factors involved in becoming wealthy: persistence, patience and discipline.
Being wealthy allows you to help others who are in need.
The person who can continuously push himself forward, even when the effort gets painful, will always reach his goal.
Installing such beliefs is going to change your behavior because you are giving a new set of rules to your mind for how it needs to operate. If, for example, you install the belief , ''It is a lot easier to become wealthy if you are taking massive action towards your goals'', your mind is going to start following this rule and push you towards taking action.
The next step is to start doing the actual affirmations and this is the way you are going to do it:
I believe that (Insert the belief you have chosen). From this day forward I will (Insert the belief you have chosen). An example of your affirmation could be:
I believe that it is a lot easier to become wealthy if you are taking massive action towards your goals.
From this day forward I will take massive action towards my goals because I know that it is a lot easier to become wealthy when I am doing
I am going to repeat this because it is extremely important in terms of the effectiveness of your affirmations: You really need to get your body, voice and emotions involved in the process.
When you say ''I believe x'', you need to use the same convinced body language, emotions and tonality that you would use if you were really sure of something. The same applies when you say, "from this day forward I will…''. You need to use the same body language, emotions and tonality you would use when you are absolutely committed to something. Remember that the key to install a new belief is to immerse yourself. Therefore, you need to do your affirmations on a daily basis until you get to the point where you know a belief is now installed. You know you have reached this point when you just start acting on this belief without even thinking about it. It can take days, weeks and even months to reach this point. You have to remember the big picture and understand that just one empowering belief can completely change the quality and direction of your life. If you remember the idea of the leverage point, you will also remember how one single belief is going to affect 10's or even 100's of other beliefs because of the interconnectedness of our beliefs.
The Mind-Made Prison: Radical Self Help and Personal Transformation by Mateo Tabatabai
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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