Belief systems are personal to you, based on your experience of the world. It is a belief or an opinion that feels true to you.
Are you limited in your performance? Do you get stopped by fear of failure? Do you get stuck in the world of procrastination or worry or doubt? Your belief systems may be getting in the way and here are some simple strategies to create new beliefs, beliefs that will empower your performance.
Ask Yourself These Questions:
Once you’ve identified your belief system, you will most likely notice its constraining nature. Perhaps your view is “I am not good enough” or “Life is tough” or “I might fail”, imagine how this inner dialogue will infiltrate every area of your life both in and outside of sport. By shining a light on this limiting belief, you can let it go and replace with a more positive reframe. “Life is tough” can be replaced with” I rise to challenges, they are necessary to growth” or “I might fail” can be replaced with “Failure is feedback, it allows me to improve my game” Remember, Michael Jordan said the reason he was so successful is because he failed so often.
Start paying attention, be mindful of how your belief systems are impacting you. By changing them, you will change your life and unlock your full potential.
What to read more? Check out my post on reorienting a negative state of mind.
"A belief system is nothing more than a thought you’ve thought over and over again".
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"If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." Tonny Lasorda