Your #mind is very #powerful. If you’re like most people, you probably spend very little time reflecting on the way you think. But, the way you think about yourself turns into your reality. If you draw inaccurate conclusions about who you are and what you’re #capable of doing, you’ll #limit your #potential.
Your thoughts are a catalyst for self-perpetuating cycles. What you think directly influences how you feel and how you behave. So if you think you’re a failure, you’ll feel like a failure. Then, you’ll act like a failure, which reinforces your belief that you must be a failure.
Creating a more positive outlook can lead to better outcomes. That’s not to say positive thoughts have magical powers. But #optimistic thoughts lead to #productive behavior, which increases your chances of a successful outcome.
The good news is, you can #change how you think. You can alter your perception and change your #life. Here are two ways to challenge your beliefs:
Take note of any times when your beliefs weren’t reinforced. Acknowledging exceptions to the rule will remind you that your beliefs aren't always true.
Challenge your beliefs. Perform behavioral experiments that test how true your beliefs really are. If you think you’re not good enough, do something that helps you to feel worthy.
With #practice, you can train your brain to think differently. When you give up those self-limiting beliefs, you’ll be better equipped to reach your greatest potential.