9 Beliefs That Make Life Easier and Success More Likely
Do you manage your beliefs? Our beliefs determine our actions, and our actions determine our results. If you’re not getting the results you desire, your beliefs may deserve some examination. Your beliefs are the core of your results. Life and success are both easier and more consistent when your beliefs are supportive of the things you want out of life.
Adopt some or all of these beliefs, and your life is likely to change:
1. There is a way.
If you don’t believe you can succeed at a particular task or goal, you’ll never get started. It just wouldn’t make any sense. You’re much more likely to chase those big goals if you believe a path that works for you exists.
2. Everyone is doing the best they can.
It’s easy to take things personally when people are cross or let us down. In many instances, you aren’t the issue. The other person could just be having a bad day.
- This doesn’t imply that everyone is always operating at the upper limit of their potential. Given a person’s past experiences, present circumstances, and belief system, they’re usually doing the best they can at this moment.
3. Failure is a learning tool.
At some point, it’s necessary to stop learning, thinking, and planning, and take action. Your results determine your next step. See what happens and adjust your aim. The only way to avoid failure is to never do anything. Failure is part of success.
4. I can do anything, but I can’t do everything.
There are few limits to what you can do. You could climb Mount Everest, be a movie star, astronaut, or neurosurgeon. You can do one or two of these, but it’s unlikely you could do all of them. Select the most important objectives in your life, and let the others go.
5. Small improvements are enough.
Fast results require big changes, but those big changes can occur over a long period of time. Trying to change too much, too fast, often won’t work in the long-term. Introduce changes slowly. A small change that’s maintained and built upon has a large effect over time.
6. I don’t need to be the best.
Your lawyer, third-grade teacher, doctor, and mechanic are almost certainly not the absolute best in their respective fields. You can achieve a high-level of success without being the best at anything. Without the pressure to be “the best”, you can also enjoy your achievements more.
7. It will all be over someday.
No one lives forever. A time will come when you’re gone, and there will be no one left that remembers you. This realization can be very liberating. None of your mistakes will matter in the end. Enjoy your life, and take a few chances.
8. Good things often take time.
Our society is often impatient. Most good things take time to create. If you want something spectacular in your life, be patient. It’s important to work hard, but temper your expectations with regards to the timing of it all. Learn to enjoy the process.
9. I already have everything I need to get started.
Getting started is perhaps the biggest obstacle in life. For whatever reason, we have 100 excuses why we should put things off. Some of us wait to start diets on the first day of the month. Or we always need to acquire or learn one more thing before the time is right to get started on something.
- You already have what you need to take the first step today. You can make adjustments, and learn a little more tomorrow.
A few, simple changes in beliefs can make all the difference. Enjoy your life more and celebrate more success. Consider the impact your beliefs are having on your life, and fine-tune any beliefs that limit your potential for a more fruitful, fulfilling life.