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Creating a Positive Belief System

Updated on September 19, 2012

From the moment you say good morning till the time you say good night. How many would do you speak? On average about 1000 words. Some speak even more than 1000 words in a day some even continuing speaking when they are asleep. Sometime you better plaster your mouth from speaking if all your tongues bring out are negatives.

Let me ask you this, “How many of those words you speak in a day adds value to your life? These are the positive words I’m referring to. Do you talk about how to get promoted in your job or hoe to score As or Bs in biology exam or how to build more assets in your business or even how communicate well with your husband or wife? Or do you talk all day about how bad your boss is. How you hate your wages, the economy and so on and so forth.

The simplest way to discover your own belief systems is to watch the words you used every day from dawn to sunset.

Negative belief system

A negative belief system encourages self-defeating thoughts and attitudes. Let me give you few examples. ‘I want to do business BUT I don’t have enough money. I CAN’T do that but I don’t have enough time. I DON’T KNOW how to do it. IF only I had a degree certificate. I WON’T even survive. My friends will LAUGH at me.

Hey guys! Please wake up and smell coffee. Do you want to live others’ lives or your own life? Which is more rewarding, living others’ lives or your own life? Negative belief system will make sure you remain under the control of other life for the rest of your life. That is all it does. You can’t break free from your abusing husband or wife. You can’t live the job the pays you only enough to keep you going for the next two weeks.

This is SERIOUS.

Practice makes perfect, right? Every day practice of negative words strengthens your negative belief system and with practice, you perfect it. So you remain perfectly negative all your life and because like minds attract, you attract only negative people to your life. And because two or more heads are better than one, you congregate and a create a highly perfect and powerful negative atmosphere that surely but truly suffocates from achieving any form of personal or professional success in life.

I’ll share with you a very interesting story I read a few years back while I was in college. I can’t remember who wrote the story but it was hilarious enough for me to remember and I share this story in many of my business seminars when I talk about belief systems. The story illustrates the damage your negative belief system can do to you.

The story goes like this;

A man cleaning a walk-in-fridge, closed the door behind him, and couldn't get out.
He couldn't open the door from the inside. Next morning when somebody found him,
- - - - - - he was dead - frozen dead!

End of story.

His Belief system killed him

So what is the point of the story? The point is, the fridge was not switched on, it was still cold, but not freezing and it had enough oxygen for him to have survived.

Who killed that man? His belief system killed him. He believed he would freeze to death and so he did. His belief system proved him RIGHT - HE WAS DEAD RIGHT. Like affirmations, you can use your belief system to work for or against you. The man in the fridge made his belief work against him. How many beliefs have you got, which work against you? When you believe something is true, you literally go into a state of: "IT IS TRUE, it is a matter of fact."

Creating a Positive Belief System

A positive belief system encourages and optimistic, positive attitude. Positive belief system concentrates on what one already has and what he or she can produce from what he or she HAS from WHERE he or she is. That is like saying start with what you have and from where you are. Such a belief system allows us to think and act in a more positive way which intern leads to positive results. Handled effectively, beliefs can be the most powerful tool used in creating a most powerful life. Recognizing, knowing and believing that you actually can change or create your own belief system is the step to a new life. You simply chuck out beliefs which are stopping you and replace them with beliefs which support you.

Take control over your belief system-Exercise

Write down now:

A) Five beliefs, which have limited you in the past and may limit you right now.






Note: Use extra pages if you need to list more

A) Five or more beliefs which will serve and support you now and in the future.






Note: Use extra pages if you need to list more

Finishing words

One thing you must know when embarking on your journey to create a positive belief system is to discover where your dreams are coming from. Do they come from your childhood? From people you talk to? From the media? Or simply from whoever talks the loudest? Is it the written word, do you believe everything you read?

The trick is to shut off your five senses completely to the negative external influence that lowers your self-esteem and this creates a negative belief system in you. Turn off the TV at 6 pm if the news about riots and death in Middle East makes you fear it might happen to you. Instead watch inspirational programs. Instead watch Donald Trump’s The Apprentice of Myles Munroe’s Leadership Videos. If you want success in life, then choose your beliefs carefully, as the life you get is the result of your belief system.


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      Rota 3 years ago

      excellent, the story about the man in the fridge is a great lesson

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      Yali 3 years ago

      No, because the President never said that. I think Vice President Biden may have said sinhteomg along those lines, about it not going over 10%, and then admitted later (I want to say in May of '09) that he was probably mistaken.For one thing, the unemployment rate was already over 8% before they took office.Cold Fuse: Thanks for the correction, so the Unemployment rate was a hair under 8% when they took office.

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      Som 3 years ago

      Hey Jorge,Twitter can be a great source of tetgared traffic for you blog if you just treat your followers like they are real people. It's basically the same concept with your blog and all activities you engage in as far as building relationships with people.Thanks for sharing! Do you have any suggestions for using social media outlets like Facebook, Google +1, etc.? It seems pretty straight forward, but for someone who has done no more than create and manage a personal account, it seems intimidating to start off.Thanks,~Jeremy

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Nice topic! I really enjoyed reading that. I think everyone should be as positive as possible.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Some great advice there. It is too easy to just depress oneself into failure. I shall remember what you said here Ian

      Thank you.


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