What Is A Belief?
It’s a feeling of certainty about what something means. The challenge is that most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpretations of painful and pleasurable experiences.
The challenge is, most of us do not consciously decide what we’re going to believe. Instead, often our beliefs are misinterpretations of past events. How do ideas turn into beliefs? Think of an idea like a tabletop with no legs. Without any legs, the tabletop won’t even stand up by itself. Belief, on the other hand, has legs. To believe something, you have references to support the idea—specific experiences that back up the belief. These are the legs that make your tabletop solid and that make you certain about your beliefs.
For example, if you believe you’re extremely intelligent, you likely have a lot of references to back it up. Maybe you did well in school, people always tell you how smart you are, you catch onto things quickly, etc. You can find experiences to back up almost any belief. The key is to make sure that you’re consciously aware of the beliefs you’re creating. If they don’t empower you, change them.
My self belief has been made from years of victories, both big and small from a young age. From team sports (soccer, football)
Individual sports (gymnastics, little athletics, surf life saving,motocross) playing computer games, shadowing my father and building a mechanical aptitude, countless missions serving in the Special Operations Command, running a successful business.
With every victory i would associate immense pleasure, this became very addictive and soon was the only acceptable outcome. I now know that this very standard in which i was creating for myself would shape the rest of my life. Everything in my life from the clothes i wear to the car i drive, the house i live in, would be shaped by the standard i have set myself. "Our personal best is the very least we should expect." Think about how high your standards are for yourself.. Think about how strong your self-belief is.. And why? "NO LIMITS"