How Thoughts And Beliefs Affect Your Success?

Where you are in life shows you if your beliefs are helping you succeed or limiting you from becoming the very possible best you can be. If your beliefs have been empowering you to achieve your goals, then you are on the right path. But if your beliefs have constituted an obstacle to your progress in life, then you need to change them. Many of us hold onto limiting beliefs and never generally accepted by our group if friends and associates.

Many of us subscribe to belief's presented to us by our leaders in the circular and spiritual arenas without taking time to question their  veracity. We tell ourselves that these beliefs must be true because of the caliber of people that propound them. But what I have come to discover is that the status of a person does not necessarily mean he or she knows what they are taking about. They may be wrong about some of these beliefs and even they themselves need some tutoring.

You must learn to question those beliefs which are disempowering and constitute an obstacle to the realisation of your ideas and dreams. In some organisations, asking your leaders question is considered rebellion of some sort so, most people follow blindly without question. Even when they feel that there is something wrong with a certain belief system, they are scared to question it because they may be called rebels.

But since the Guyana tragedy when Jim Jones, a self proclaimed  prophet led over 800 men and women to their untimely deaths in the name of religion, more people tend to question popularly accepted beliefs. These men and women entrusted their lives to the hands of a lunatic and they did not bother to question his beliefs and it ultimately cost them their lives.

There were several signs pointing to the possibility that Mr Jones was out of his mind and that his organisation was a cult. He called himself God and ostracised himself from other religious organisations. He moved his whole congregation to the island of Guyana, isolated them and his word became law. Anyone who questioned his orders was severely chastised. In spite of these signs, many people were still mesmerised and led to their deaths because they refused to question his beliefs. They probably believed he was an authority figure and he knew what he was talking about.

Here is the point: there are many beliefs you hold unto tenaciously without question because they originate from an authority figure whom you revere. These beliefs may be leading you in the direction of failure, pain and misery, but if you want to succeed in life, you must have an open mind and be ready to ask questions. Asking questions can save your life. I make it a result habit to question my beliefs and assumptions. I want to be sure that I am not just blandly following someone else's beliefs. But I know exactly for my life and I always want to be sure that what I believe is empowering and ultimately going to help me actualise my ideas and dreams.

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