How To Believe In Yourself

Recently, during a virtual workshop from The Resilience Toolbox, I was hanging out with a participant after the event trying to help him identify why he frequently would get stuck getting up out of bed in the morning.

As for most, what you say to yourself when the alarm goes off will determine if you jump up and attack the day or if you stay in your cocoon until the “final minute”.

Your internal belief about how you view your situation will rule you.

For this gentleman, the difference about whether he would get up out of bed to stay under the covers was determined by if he has someone to be accountable to for something or not.

If he was accountable to someone, he would get up.

But not on his own.

When we broke down his beliefs, there were two choices:

  1. “I have no commitment to force me to get up, so I have permission to stay in bed.”
  2. “If I don’t get up, I will lose the day.”

By reworking his belief, he has a new mantra that he can say to himself and replace his old belief.

“If I don’t get up, I will lose the day.”

This made me think of some great lessons I have learned recently from David Neagle. David talks about money mindset and his examples are universal. He provides visuals of how our conscious and subconscious mind is connected and how it works.

In this video I wanted to share with you what I have learned from David, what his model looks like (created by Dr. Thurman Fleet), and how we can gain a better perspective on why we do what we do to help you reshape your belief system.

To recap, the three steps are:

  1. Write down a current limiting belief.
  2. As yourself “Is this real?”, “Is this what I really want?”
  3. Write down a new belief and the action required to get the result.

Inside The Resilience Toolbox, two lessons that correlate are Do Your Homework and Make Resilience Visual.

Do Your Homework: When you think about developing your mental resilience, taking the time to write down your thoughts and belief system will help you empty negative thoughts from your mind, help you gain perspective and clarity, and then give you an opportunity to reshape them as you look at your thoughts objectively.

Inside the lesson Do Your Homework, I call that exercise a Brain Dump.

Make Resilience Visual: In the second lesson, Make Resilience Visual, we focus on taking those thoughts, creating a quote board that you place somewhere you can see daily so that you help reinforce the thoughts in your mind, as well as create a vision board for the outcomes you desire, all using what you have inside of your own home.

They are basic, but they are practical exercises, and they work.

Let me know your thoughts below!

If you’d like to learn more, here are the resources I reference in the video:

David Neagle – Hidden Secrets Inside A Wealth Mindset – Part One

David Neagle – Hidden Secrets Inside A Wealth Mindset – Part Two

Click here to download all of my notes from watching David’s video series, like this one:

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