Your beliefs, to a great extent, make you or break you! We are driven by our beliefs and values, every day. Mentally strong people don’t give negative people power over them. They refuse to blame others for holding them back or dragging them down.
Successful people don’t care whether the world believes them or not. They have complete faith in their capability and in what they are doing. If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will? If you believe something is possible and have hope, then you will not quit. If you have hope, you will take action and once you take action, you’re on the path to success.
Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will have to live its whole life believing that it is stupid!” We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Someone may be a brilliant musician, but a dreadful cook. Neither quality defines their core worth. Recognize your strengths and the feelings of confidence they engender, especially in times of doubt.
Your thoughts become your feelings and words, your feelings and words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your character, and your character becomes your destiny. Don’t let others’ opinions about you become your reality.
There are many people who believe that they are doomed to poverty and failure because they believe in their fate and not destiny. They become the creators of their misfortunes, because of their negative beliefs, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical equivalent.
Beliefs are thoughts held to be true. Beliefs are not true or false, right or wrong; they are just your strong opinion. We don’t see the world as it is; we see the world as we are. Beliefs can be empowering or disempowering. To identify your beliefs, simply look at your life. You will always act, or choose not to act, in accordance with your predominant beliefs, and those actions create your results. Your beliefs are not based on actual experiences, rather on your personal interpretations or misinterpretations of those experiences.
Denny Joseph is an International Corporate Trainer, Career Coach and a certified Neuro‐Linguistic Programme (NLP) practitioner. He is the author of Design Your Destiny and Speak With Confidence. He is the founder of Genius Minds Academy (GMA) in Bangalore and co-founder of Nexus Training International in Singapore.