You may be practising the most powerful goal setting, positive thinking, affirmation or creative visualization technique ever, but without faith in the method and faith in the truth that you really can change your life, it is all useless.
What do you believe about yourself? What are some of the beliefs that you hold, whether consciously or not, concerning or against yourself?
I’m sure there are some good ones and some undesirable ones.
Any belief you have can either push you towards – or obstruct you from – your goals.
What do you want to believe about yourself? What are some of the beliefs that you want to have concerning yourself?
Write these beliefs down in the form of statements resembling traditional affirmations, such as, “I am consistently taking appropriate actions that are aimed at improving myself daily”.
We’re going to work on each of these beliefs that you want to install one by one. Choose one from your list, the belief which you feel is one that you most need right now.
Make sure you choose something which is relatively believable now, than something which is far out too inconceivable (like “I believe I can fly by flapping my arms”).
Next, check that you really, truly, deeply want to install this belief into your subconscious mind. Employ the relentless effective questioning technique. Use every imaginable question to sort of “interrogate” yourself why, why, why you wish to install this belief.
Why do I want to believe in this belief?
How can I believe in this belief?
What if I am already believing in this belief?
Do I really want to believe in this belief?
If “Yes”, continue. If “No”, go back and refine this belief you want to install. Or choose another from that list.
Next, check that this belief you choose can integrate with your current value system, without contradicting any beliefs you may currently hold.
You may not need to make your belief conform 100% to your system, as some beliefs are true some of the time, and not true the rest of the time. That’s normal.
The effective questions to ask yourself are -
Does this belief contradict any other beliefs I currently hold?
Can this belief provide for me the kind of emotion I need?
How does this belief help me to move forward, even accelerate, in the attainment of my worthy goals?
What must I risk, let go or sacrifice if I choose to believe in this belief right now?
Is this belief appropriate in the context it is applied to?
What are the implications, whether positive or negative, of me installing this belief in my system?
If you find that after asking yourself these questions you are still comfortable with this belief, move on to the successive step of installing it!
To install this belief, you need a 2-phase process of clearing and filling, very much like emptying a tank of old water, and then filling the tank with fresh, clean water.
The clearing phase of the belief installation technique consists of the following questions to ask yourself -
Are there any objections, conscious or not, to this belief at all?
What are the objections, counter-arguments, contradictory statements or conflicting beliefs that may prevent me from attaining the effectiveness I need when installing the desired belief into my system?
What are the blocks that I hold in my mind that may undermine this belief’s effectiveness?
What are the editor’s objections to this belief I am introducing?
Can I find any specific events that counter-prove the conflicting belief (not the belief that you want to install)?
When have I found that this blocking belief (not the belief that you want to install) does not prove true in my life?
How many times has this happened (referring to the above question)?
Why is this objecting statement not true at all? How is this objecting statement not true? Is it even true 100% of the time? If it is true only for less than 50% of the time, can I consider it a valid statement of truth that I should believe in?
What are the chances of this conflicting belief proving true in real life? If it only proved true for less than 50% of the time, or not at all (0%), will I then still consider it valid? Or would I deem it null and void?
How can I reduce the chances of or even prevent from this conflicting belief to present its ugly head in real life?
If something that counters the belief that I want to install does happen, what will I do to remedy the situation? How can I evade it in the first place?
After the clearing phase, comes the filling phase. Think through each of the above questions deeply, taking a considerable amount of time if possible.
Add more questions of your own more or less resembling those I wrote above. It doesn’t matter if you’re actually asking yourself the same questions over and over again.
Ask these “filling” questions -
What will I gain if I believe in this belief?
What will I lose if I do not believe in this belief?
How will I feel when I am believing in this belief?
What will I be like when I am believing in this belief?
What will my world be like when I am believing in this belief?
What will I be saying to myself when I am believing in this belief?
How soon am I able to fully believe in this belief?
How do I know I am truly and deeply believing in this belief?
How is this belief true?
What are the evidences, proofs and testimonies that prove this belief true?
What are the logical reasons for this belief to be true?
What are the emotional reasons for this belief to be true?
Does this belief “just feel right” for me?
Do I now realise that just believing in this belief gives me a certain kind of excitement or emotional upliftment?
What events have happened in my past that may prove that the belief is true?
How can I recreate the conditions that have caused that event (mentioned above) to occur so that I can effect another similar, more powerful result that will in turn strengthen my belief in this belief?
Again, in addition to the questions I crafted above, write down your own, even if it’s more or less similar to mine.
The above processes of asking questions, thinking about them, and answering them, can all be done on pen and paper, or simply in your mind, while in a quiet, focused and relaxed state of mind.