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July 26, 2023

You Need To Believe You Can

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Do you want to change your life - To get into the best health you’ve ever had? Go on that dream trip? Make enough money to retire your parents? Have a deeply loving marriage?

You need to believe that you can. If you don’t think that the future vision you gave for yourself is even possible, you’re going to keep getting in your own way and keep yourself from materializing it.

When you have belief, it’s an intangible force working in your favor. Things just happen for you as you effortlessly navigate forward. The reason being is that your beliefs shape the unconscious way you show up for things. A belief creates an environment that dictates the decisions you make, the actions you take, and the results you get. 

Having the belief you can achieve something is like wind in your sails pushing you forward. Not having the belief you can is like a head wind you are constantly fighting against. Either way, you feel yourself putting in the same amount of effort but the corresponding progress you make for it is very different.

Fortunately, you can change your sense of self-belief around something. The subconscious mind is impacted by your daily behavior and grows in the direction of your actions. So the more consistent action you take, the more you’re strengthening your belief.

Now the question becomes, what’s keeping us from taking action? The answer is self-sabotage. This is literally the subconscious mind’s way of keeping you from doing new things, and it uses fear, irrational thinking, procrastination, negative self-talk, and emotions to keep you from taking action.

A specific form of self-sabotage that’s worth considering is ‘overwhelm’. If you see the wide gap that exists in your life between where you are and where you want to be, it could produce an emotional experience (like overwhelm) that causes you to conclude that you can’t do it.

But all you need is a little evidence otherwise to pierce that belief. If you hit a simple milestone that’s on the path to the end goal, you start to believe that you can do it again (and again) all the way until you achieve it. And the only way you reach that first intermediate goal is by clearly defining it and taking action in the face of the overwhelm, fear, and emotions of self-sabotage.

That’s where a simple, clearly defined goal like a 21 day challenge can get you over that bump and unlock a new world of potential. It builds self-belief, and with that, what was impossible becomes easy!

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