Have you ever wondered how someone can come from a broken home with a broken family and go on to live a great life? When at the same time you can have someone come from a wealthy home with a loving family and end up addicted to drugs and sometimes even in jail. What motivates someone do the things they do? The answer is simple it’s their belief. It’s not the events in your life that shape you, but your belief as to what those events mean.
"What motivates someone do the things they do?"
Most people treat belief as if it is thing when in are reality it is a feeling of certainty about something. If you say “I believe I am good at football,” all you’re really saying is “I feel certain I am good at football.” This feeling is created from the inside not from the outside. Everyone virtually has access to these same feelings but may not accept them anymore. This is often caused by past events that they refer back to which plays a role in their decisions in life. A belief is no different from an idea. An idea is formed but in order for an idea to be strong you must back it by facts. Humans form their beliefs and then back their reasoning by references situations from their past. Think of a belief like the roof of your house. Your roof will not stay up unless it is supported by a strong foundation and four walls. Take for example the belief that you are smart, this would be your roof of the house. Your walls might be the grade from your last test, how fast you answer questions, how well you do all your homework and that people come to you for help with their homework. Those references that make the belief that you are smart a strong belief.
"Everyone virtually has access to these same feelings but may not accept them anymore."
For thousands of years before 1954 people believed that no one could run a mile in less than 4 minutes. They believed this because no one had ever done it before and they were using that a reference for their belief. In 1954 though Roger Bannister changed everyone’s belief by running a mile in less than 4 minutes. How was Roger able to break the record when everyone else believed it could not be broken, because he knew it was all B.S. (Belief System). See while everyone was believing it couldn’t be done Roger believed it could be done. He broke the record thousands of times in his mind before he broke it that day in 1954. He would make clear, precise images in his mind and use this as references (his four walls) to make his belief that much stronger. I fear for the man who tries to get in the way of another man’s goal that is backed by belief. These references became a command for his nervous system to produce the result. Do just once what others say couldn’t be done and change all their B.S. Within a year of Roger breaking the record 37 others also broke the record. Roger was able to provide people new walls for their house to create a better roof. Today there are thousands of people who run a mile under 4 minutes all because one man didn’t listen to other people’s B.S.
"What B.S. is holding you back from achieving your goal? You have the power within you to create new beliefs for yourself."
What B.S. is holding you back from achieving your goal? You have the power within you to create new beliefs for yourself. The average person listens to everyone else’s B.S. and lets that influence his or her own beliefs. Why would you want a house that looks like everyone else’s? Build your own walls so you have a strong roof and
DON'T BE AVERAGE!
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