What Do You Believe? by Robin J Elliott
My wife, Rika, told me about a famous film star who lived with her family in a trailer in Bellingham, WA, and then and then in a car in Hollywood, while her mother called casting agencies from public phones. Her Mom believed that it was possible for her daughter to become a famous film star, even if she was living with her family in a car. When she acted on that powerful belief, she achieved her goal.
The really good news is that, as James Allen said, “The outer conditions of a person’s life will always reflect their inner beliefs”. That means that we created precisely what we currently have in life with our beliefs. And we can change our circumstances FAST if we know how to change our beliefs. The recipe is coming up.
Change can happen much faster than most people believe, precisely because of their beliefs! If you believe that “It takes a long time and a lot of hard work to make lots of money”, it will take lots of time and hard work. Change your belief by looking at evidence that is contrary to that debilitating belief. All you need is different evidence in order to change your beliefs. Only yesterday, I told a man yesterday that he could earn a lot of money by making phone calls from home and getting me onto radio talk shows. He didn’t believe me, so he’s not doing it. But I do believe it, because I’ve done it! I will simply find someone who believes it and they will certainly make money. How much will they make? That depends on what they believe! It’s that simple, folks. I’m not going to try and change this man’s belief system – that’s up to him. He needs to ask himself a simple question: “Is this belief that is robbing me of financial wellbeing and dignity, true? What evidence can I find to turn it around?” And that goes for every belief we have. Listen to this:
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have hard it or because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” The Buddha said that. Change your beliefs and you’ll change your life.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” Amazing, but true. Winners win because they look for reasons why they will succeed. They gather evidence to believe they will win. And they win! Find someone who is doing what you would like to do and achieving goals that you would like to achieve and believe what they believe about themselves (yourself), life, business, people and reality. Model their beliefs and choices, TAKE ACTION, and you’ll be amazed how fast your life will change.