The number 13. What does it mean to you? Some say it’s unlucky. Maybe it sends chills up your spine or leaves you convinced that bad things are going to happen. If so, you’re not alone. After all, buildings don’t always include a 13th floor, do they? They skip right from 12 to 14!
But maybe you don’t buy into the whole unlucky number thing. After all, you and I both know those buildings do actually have a 13th floor, don’t they? If you want to MOVE FORWARD in life, it helps to look at your BELIEFS.
DIG INTO YOUR BELIEFS
Where do your beliefs come from – both GOOD and BAD? And why do they become a part of your reality?
Take, for example, a BAD belief. Perhaps you believe something doesn’t exist because it makes you uncomfortable. Does that mean it’s not real? Of course not! You just don’t want to SEE it.
Just like the number 13. When I was growing up, my stepfather, who I adored, was scared of Friday the 13th. Every time one showed up on the calendar he made a big deal about being careful. As a result, I, too, avoided taking risks or making big plans on that day.
But here’s what happened – as I RELAUNCHED my life, I started to learn about the common practice of LIMITING my beliefs through emotional blocks. And since then I’ve had some AMAZING Friday the 13ths!
So DIG IN! Start exploring your own beliefs – GOOD and BAD.
GET READY TO GROW
In order to GROW, you need to shine a light on your THOUGHT PATTERNS. To get started, ask yourself two questions:
- Where did my BELIEFS come from?
- Why do I THINK the way I do?
These are big questions, but ESSENTIAL to growth. That’s because your beliefs determine your quality of life. And I know you want a POSITIVE quality of life.
To work through WHY you think the way you do, follow these FIVE steps:
- KNOW WHERE YOUR BELIEFS COME FROM
It’s important to understand that your parents, teachers, and other mentors were the ones that gave you the KNOWLEDGE BASE that formed your beliefs. They helped build the foundation for how you think today.
- THESE BELIEFS DRIVE YOUR QUESTIONS
As you grow, your beliefs form the questions you begin to ask yourself. But these beliefs can LIMIT your potential. You can’t ask a question and get a better answer if you’re limited by the question you ask. After all, you know what you know by what you were taught!
BUT if you move into a GROWTH mindset, you begin to ASK BETTER QUESTIONS.
Einstein said, “You can’t solve a problem at the level it was created.” If you find yourself with a problem, you need to get ABOVE it in order to look down at what you TRULY believe.
- YOUR QUESTIONS GIVE YOU THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE
If you ask the same questions you always have, you’ll be STUCK where you are. But, if you ask BETTER questions, you can make decisions that lead to the quality of life you want – one that is POSITIVE and FULFILLING.
- THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE HELP YOU TAKE ACTION.
Wondering why you always date the same kind of guy? Or why you never get the promotion? The decisions that you make are based on what you believe.
When you grow into making good decisions, you can take REAL ACTION. You move out of the loop of circling and no longer fall back on what you’ve always done or known.
- YOU GET RESULTS BASED ON THE ACTION YOU TAKE.
The RESULTS you want are all based on your belief system. You need to take ACTION in order to change your quality of life. Once you do, you can get the RESULTS you want – the LIFE you were BORN for.
CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEFS
It’s true! What you put out there you do get back! So let’s return to LUCKY number 13. If you believe Friday the 13th is bad, that’s what you’ll get.
But what if you CHALLENGE that belief? There are no facts that say Friday the 13th is bad. It’s simply NOT a fact-based belief. Just like some of the beliefs you grew up with, and even hold today.
It’s time to CHALLENGE your long-held beliefs that are HOLDING YOU BACK.
To CHALLENGE a belief, ask the following:
- Where did this belief come from?
- Where did it start?
- Is this belief serving me or is it ruining my plans?
If it’s dragging you down, it’s time for a CHALLENGE. After all, your underlying beliefs can be your LIMITATION.
I grew up thinking the number 13 was unlucky. But I know now I was holding on to a FAULTY BELIEF. And I no longer let FAULTY BELIEFS define me. You can do the same.
THE FIRST STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE
Which beliefs are serving you? Which ones are holding you back? And what kind of QUESTIONS are you asking?
To MOVE FORWARD, start with the 5 STEPS above and get ready for a BETTER life.
Ask BETTER QUESTIONS and the right ones will take you from TRANSITIONS to TRANSFORMATIONS.
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