Beliefs are the foundation of all our actions. Our thoughts become the bricks from which our beliefs are formed. Our beliefs produce our actions. Our outcomes are the results of our actions.
We create beliefs to anchor our understanding of the world around us and once they are formed, we tend to persevere with those beliefs.
Many of the challenges we encounter is when beliefs we formed in one stage of life no longer serve us in another.
Let me give you an example. When we were younger, many of us were told things like “don’t talk to strangers, don’t question teachers and always accept reports from people like nurses, doctors and others who stand in places of authority.”
Although these “ideas” may have been appropriate attitudes and behaviors in our formative years, if we do not critically examine these ideas later in life, we may have subconsciously accepted them as the “norm” for social interactions.
Then they became part of our core belief systems and govern our social interaction and create limiting beliefs. We may find ourselves unable to interact with new people, critically think for ourselves or even form our own opinions apart from a group consciousness.
If you find yourself in this position, the place to begin to regain your personal power is to explore your thinking patterns to discover if you hold any limiting beliefs. It may be helpful to seek out someone who has some understanding of “how” to identify and change limiting beliefs.
Remember this. When you take the limits off your thinking, your take the limits of your self.