Certain specific beliefs can hold you back.
So, why not begin identifying and challenging them?
Beliefs can be tracked.
You can take the biggest problems in life and with a little investigation uncover the problems that limit you – the beliefs that hold you back. You can deduce how a person makes a decision from their language, even from everyday conversation.
Basically it is an exercise in pattern matching.
You can recognize and eventually unpack a person’s whole belief system.
We all have rigid, atomic beliefs that guide our behavior.
These are the choices we make and learn through experience.
If you can rewire a limiting belief of a person you will provide them with more choice.
As said, the good news is that all beliefs can be mapped or tracked.
You can convert all decision making to a simple IF-THEN statement.
People who like maths or logic will adore this!
Once you have a simple IF-THEN statement you have the basic structure of the belief, and you can take it one step further and discover what the limiting belief means to them, what is its purpose, and why is the belief so important to them, and this generally will lead to a “value” statement.
This can be kept quite straightforward, given it is relatively easy to uncover a limiting belief.
They literally abound in a person’s conversation.
I mean, ask somebody “how was your morning?” and they will reveal a belief.
It’s that simple.
Now everyone would like to win the lottery, wouldn’t they?
And a person will not say something like:
“IF I won the lottery, THEN I would give up my job, WHICH MEANS I would enjoy freedom for just about the first time in my life!
Yet this is what it means to them – the belief and value the money will provide.
Once you tune in and listen in a different way to the statements a person makes you will be amazed just how impoverished many of their beliefs actually are, and needn’t be.
Yet they drive their behavior.
You can detect a person’s limiting belief by simply listening to the surface structure of their language.
Now beliefs do not change easily.
People are pulled in particular directions because they unconsciously choose this, or because of their learned experience.
As soon as you analyse the language, and convert it to a belief form, it will indicate what is happening at a deeper structure.
It is an eye-opener to convert the statement into a simple IF-THEN, WHICH MEANS structure.
Now you will have the information and the knowledge to help you map or track a person’s whole belief system including your own.
You will have the conditions, the context, where the belief is applied, and also the intention behind the belief – its purpose.
Now you have something really powerful to question and you can go ahead and challenge a limiting belief.
It is essential to avoid being hypnotized into the same problem state a person you are talking to might be in!
Just remember a belief is a rule and rules are followed to make decisions.
The challenge when uncovering someone’s, or your own beliefs, is that once they are evaluated they can be described in literally dozens of ways – language being so rich.
It is really important to avoid being hypnotized into the same problem state.
An important aspect to realise is that all beliefs have a values-based intention.
However, the “values” generally apply to one context only, unless, of course, it is a universal belief.
The task when you listen to a person, or consider your own statements, is to take what has been said, and alter it into this form:
“In a specific context, a result will happen, which means this to me.”
Once you have the condition, the IF, you will know what decision has been made, the THEN, and the “value” if presents, the WHICH MEANS.
“If it snows again tomorrow, I’ll clear the pathway.”
“If it snows again tomorrow, then I’ll clear the pathway, which means everybody will be safe from slipping.”
Once the specific circumstances of a rigidly held belief are known and how it affects you, it can be challenged to provide more choice.
And, after all, we all want more choice, don’t we?