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July 8, 2010

Beliefs and Believability

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:23 am

It may come as a shock to you that we have many beliefs we don’t believe in.

Beliefs are patterned routines that we run inside of our mind that create visible behavior. A belief (pattern) we don’t believe in is most notable when we make a claim that we aren’t a certain way that nobody else believes.

They see the evidence; we are inured to it. The same evidence makes them believe and us nonbelievers.

Your belief that you can’t possibly be that way stands in the way of you believing.

Some of us can go a lifetime ignoring the evidence that’s readily available due a belief we own that we have no evidence for. That won’t keep us from arguing for our limiting belief.

What have people, who have no connection to each other, told you time and again, over the years, about you that you continue not to believe?

They could all be wrong. If you didn’t laugh at that line, you can stop reading now because no amount of evidence will convince you. You are a “True believer.”

If you got a little smirk, there may be some hope left for you yet.

The problem isn’t looking for the evidence. It’s in abundant supply. The problem is the instant reaction we have to it. That reaction is one of opposition and denial.

If you can recognize your instant reaction and set it aside for just a moment, you will set in motion the strategy to update your belief. New information comes through when we set aside our initial reaction. It’s this new information that helps us restructure our reaction and choose a new way to respond. It’s then, and only then, that we get to see what others see and it becomes easier to believe.

You won’t get any actionable information by opposing and denying. That just gets you to believe what no one else believes. One question you can ask yourself is: Are my beliefs working for me?

If your answer is “No,” you now have the wedge you need to find the humbleness necessary to change a long standing, limiting belief.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have beliefs you can believe in? Start interrupting your denial and opposition and you’ll find a way.

Don’t believe me; I could have made this all up.

All the best,

John

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