Successful business leaders have cited positive thinking and optimism as a strategy for succeeding in work and life. The power of positive thinking is leaving yourself open to success and happiness. Change your mindset to set yourself up to thrive in your business!
How beliefs are formed
A belief is something we consider to be a fact. All of us have our own set of beliefs that shape our lives. This set of beliefs affects how we think about ourselves, others, and the world at large. It also greatly influences our emotions and actions.
Beliefs are formed as a result of our response to experience. What we experience and whom we interact with can leave an imprint on our lives.
When we accept something to be fact and form a belief, it is stored in our subconscious mind whether or not it is true or false.
The power of self-talk
Self-talk is essentially our inner silent dialogue. It is the conversations that we have with ourselves on a moment-by-moment basis.
Self-talk can be life-enhancing if our main dialogue is positive, nurturing, motivating and inspiring. However, it can also have detrimental impacts if the predominant self-talk is negative.
Our self-talk is behind every intention, decision and action. It is what makes us feel comfortable and secure but can also hold us back from achieving our dreams.
Establishing your beliefs
Positive and empowering self-talk can help to establish new and positive beliefs about yourself. Each time a message or statement is repeated, the mind takes this as fact.
Once we start taking positive messages on board, which are strengthened by our self-talk, we can then begin to overwrite old beliefs and establish new ones.