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Control your belief systems


“Holding those limiting beliefs is equivalent to systematically ingesting minute doses of arsenic that, over time, build up to a fatal dose” Anthony Robbins cited from his book Awaken The Giant Within.

Personal success is built on belief systems. Belief systems are in fact, building blocks of life. They are the foundation of life.

Belief systems are like bricks that are used to build the whole structure we call life.

The time you uphold good belief systems, you live a life of fulfilment and fruitfulness.

As the quote above, by Anthony Robbins says, if you have negative belief systems, you should expect nothing but to reap those negative results.


It’s also true for positive belief systems. They determine your attitude both in times of adversity or good.

What are belief systems? The Oxford Dictionary says it is “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially without proof”.

The second definition is: “Something one accepts as true or real, a firmly held opinion.”

For the reason of this article we are not going to tackle the religious aspect of belief systems as a subject, even though to a greater extent religious beliefs have an effect on one mental paradigm.

To live a life of success, you first have to have a mind picture of the life you want to live that has a positive impact on you and humanity.

Success scholars will tell you that your brain can’t differentiate between something you are actually experiencing and something you vividly imagine.

A good example is that of Roger Bannister. Before 1954 no athlete had run a mile in less than four minutes, but on May 6 1954 Bannister ran a mile in 3:59.4 minutes.

The four minute barrier was broken and after then the four minute time tag has been broken several times by different athletes. What does that mean?

The belief that a mile can be run in less than four minutes was now in the minds of athletes and it was not a problem to translate that in a physical reality.

Most people would argue that their world is a reflection of their inner world. Your outer world corresponds with your deep seated patterns of thinking or your paradigm.

Life it’s not necessarily about “what you want”, but your sub-conscious state of how “you want it to be liker”.

That is your belief system; your inner software that regulates how your whole mental system functions, perceives and sifts things and in most times without you being aware of.

Belief systems create boundaries or limitations in your mind. They determine your destiny. All people are always thinking. The major factor is what you are thinking about.

Some people are obsessed with obscene, dangerous, limiting, destructive and demining thoughts. TV, internet entertains and controls some people’s mind and that should not be the case. Not every thought that flies over your head should be entertained.

The philosopher and psychologist William James once said: “The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working.

“To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

Take control of your belief systems!

For more tips and advices go to www.successlife.co.zw, call 0772 581 918, e-mail: jonah@successlife.co.zw. Jonah Nyoni is an author, success coach and motivational speaker.

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