Importance of Belief systems |Become a king or stay a Rat
An interesting observation of the nature of mankind is; how two people born in similar circumstances, and exposed to similar opportunities can have two very different destinies. Many would have you believe in the erroneous idea that, only those who are ‘lucky’, (have rich parents, born in the right place and right time) are the only ones who can be successful.
There have been many people who have been born in less than favourable circumstances that have used their situation to elevate them to great heights, by the same token many people have used their situation as a means to justify their position.
The reality of the matter is that more than just your upbringing, other things are at play when it comes to the game of success. I invite you to consider the idea that your belief systems might play a bigger role than you might have previously considered.
What are belief systems?
Your beliefs systems are the lens in which you see the world through, they are what you believe to be true. The world we live in is neutral, and all things we label as truths are just accepted common beliefs. To a human the frozen Arctic seems like a bad place to live all your life, to a polar bear there is no better place than home. Even Einstein based his life work on this simple truth of relativity.
So now that we have established that all events are neutral we can now see that our interpretation of the event is what matters most. Understanding this alone could change the quality of your life dramatically. Some see rain and automatically get in a gloomy mood, some see rain and are grateful for it. Learn to try and see the positives in every situation.
If you go through life with disempowering beliefs such as; ‘I’m unlucky’, ‘I’m not smart enough to make it’, you undoubtedly will become a failure. If you believe that you are capable of accomplishing great things, and that a failure is just an opportunity for learning you will most likely amount to something remarkable.
How are beliefs formed
I like to use an analogy that I heard from Tony Robbins, think of beliefs like a table. The legs (interpretations of events that have happened) reinforce the belief, and the table top being the belief itself. The more legs on the table the more stable the belief system. If you were called ugly in primary school by your peers, and interpreted the event as signifying that there was indeed something wrong with you, each event would be a leg making the idea of you being ‘ugly’ a very strong one.
Remember how I said that all events are subject for interpretation? If you were called ugly in primary school perhaps the other kids were jealous or intimidated of you because of your exceptional results in every class, perhaps as a way of dealing with their insecurities they called you ugly. It doesn’t matter which interpretation of the event is more accurate, what matters is that you choose to focus on the interpretation that empowers you and forms positive beliefs of success.
If we can learn to reinterpret past events and focus on the positives in future events, we can ensure that we form the necessary beliefs that are required for our success. No longer will we be at the mercy of the mind as we bring a higher level of consciousness to the events of everyday. The Realized Man, and Woman always look to make positives tables, and not negative ones.