During the past few weeks and days, I’ve felt a major shift in the way I think. The inspiration has been hitting me, and I’ve been focusing on reading positive books like Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within (everyone, read this book ASAP if you’re interested in improving your life, helping others and waking up to your full potential).
In his book, Robbins writes that our entire life is based on our minute-by-minute decisions and the beliefs we hold about the world around us. I have always known this on some level, but I never really stopped to think about just how true it is.
Instead of thinking of this as a scary or intimidating fact and just one more reason to give up, we can choose to see this as our saving grace. Imagine if all the things you’ve ever wanted in life would come to you through a series of decisions YOU made in your life? Not the decisions of your parents, your teacher, your spouse, or the economy, but your decisions.
Your life is in your hands, no one else’s. To me, this is not only empowering, but so freeing. Everything is completely up to us, and we do have the power to stand up and change things, all through the way we think.
When you believe that you can achieve a certain goal in life, that belief becomes the foundation for the rest of your decisions, like whether or not to keep writing that book, give up working out, or quit your dream of becoming an actor and get a “real job.” Everything is possible, so why not choose to believe in what you really want out of life?
One of my favourite parts of the book is when Robbins talks about great humans from throughout history and how they were rarely realistic. Intelligent, yes, but realistic? How could they be when they wanted to achieve something that had never been done before?
Despite what you may believe, nothing in this world is set in stone. Your beliefs are just that, beliefs, and they can all be changed if you desire.
So let’s inspire each other to elevate our beliefs to the most positive, empowering level we can, and from there, all the best decisions will flow. Believe you can change your diet, you can run your own business, you can find your soul mate – and you’re halfway there!
What beliefs do you hold about the way the world works, your own abilities and your life as it is right now? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!