Blog Post Your belief system rules your life – Part 3

Your belief system rules your life – Part 3
Feb

23

2016

Your belief system rules your life – Part 3

Right now your belief system is telling you what you deserve in your life, what position you should hold at work and what you should be earning. Your belief system is telling you where you should live, what type of car you should drive, who you should marry and how successful you will be. In short, your belief system is in control.

In your company, the belief system of your team is controlling how successful you are going to be. Can you really afford to leave it like that?

You believe that you can only earn R20,000 per month for instance and that is all you try to earn. At the end of the month, you have only earned R20,000 and this proves that your belief system was right.

Who was the greatest boxer of all time?

I have asked that question of audiences around the world and I always get the same answer “Mohammed Ali”.

It has always fascinated me to get the same answer all over the world particularly because Mohammed Ali is well into his seventies and has Parkinson’s disease and yet he is still believed to be the best boxer of all time.

This is called a self-fulfilling prophecy and it is limiting what you could be achieving right now. In order to achieve much greater things, we must get beyond our belief system.

Who was the greatest boxer of all time?

I have asked that question of audiences around the world and I always get the same answer “Mohammed Ali”.

It has always fascinated me to get the same answer all over the world particularly because Mohammed Ali is well into his seventies and has Parkinson’s disease and yet he is still believed to be the best boxer of all time.

When I was a young man Mohammed Ali was not Mohammed Ali at all, he was Cassius Clay. I am not a great boxing fan but I am an Olympic fan and I remember seeing Cassius Clay fight for the Olympic title. Before he went into the ring, however, he was caught by the television cameras and he said just 4 words to them, can you guess what they were?

Correct.

“I am the Greatest!”

Every time he had the opportunity he would say to the cameras or the fans “I am the Greatest” at the top of his voice.
Just imagine yourself doing that. In fact you don’t have to imagine it, you can try it. When you get up in the morning say to the mirror “I am the Greatest!” and see what happens.

What is likely to happen is that the mirror will say back “What you? The Greatest? Who are you trying to kid?”

We are our own worst enemy when it comes to praise. We have a lower opinion of ourselves than anybody else does. We know all of our own faults and the mistakes we have made in the past and we remind ourselves of our failings when it comes to growth or personal development. No wonder we hold ourselves back.

We have got to get beyond our personal belief system if we are going to be successful and one way to do this is called positive affirmation.

This is just what Cassius Clay was doing all those years ago. Repeating over and over again that he was the greatest boxer of all time. Do you think he believed it? He certainly did when he fought for that Gold Olympic medal but what about when he was a young boxer? He won his first heavy-weight fight when he was 18, did he believe he was the greatest boxer in the world? It didn’t matter. As long as he kept repeating that he is.

If you want your life to be different then keep repeating to yourself and even out loud, that you are what you want to be. Do this enough and your belief system with believe it and stop holding you back.

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