Access Point: What Do You Believe?
“Our habits are the execution of our beliefs. So if you want to change something, ask yourself: ‘Which belief do I need to alter?’”
- James McPartland
Day in and day out, our life demonstrates what we believe. Our beliefs make us - but they are not us.
For the most part, our lives are a result of imitation, memorization, association, and imagination. We acquire a great majority of our beliefs before we are nine years old and those beliefs are essentially locked into place by the time we reach our mid-30’s.
You might say that our consistent actions are being dictated by a nine-year-old.
So for those of us who want to change something in our lives, the question is not so much “Which habit do I need to modify?” as it is “Which belief do I need to alter?”
When in pursuit of a new initiative, goal or sustainable change, a good question to ask yourself is: “What would I have to believe, or no longer believe, in order to bring this to fruition?"