Learning How To Believe

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The Difficulties In Believing

Believing in something can get quite frustrating at times, especially when you expect to see results and you don’t. Even believing in yourself can get disappointing from time to time; you start to wonder if you are just make-believing! Maybe what is happening is that you don’t know how to believe correctly, or how to handle your beliefs.

Believing in something or in yourself should not be something difficult to do. It’s just a matter of adopting a thought and “believing” with all your might in the content beyond that thought. And the belief should not have to be forced. If you are forcing yourself to adopt a belief, then you are trying too hard!

There’s a difference between positive affirmations and beliefs. Positive affirmations seem artificial, because you are telling yourself “I am” commands that may make you feel guilty for “lying” to yourself. However, with enough practice, the commands won’t make you feel guilty; but they still may appear artificial.

Beliefs aren’t like positive affirmations at all. Beliefs feel real and innate; they are part of who you are. It feels good and natural to believe in something. But where people go astray is when they lose their beliefs, out of lack of the results which they expected to see. When this happens, other things begin to crumble as well in their life.

You have room to ditch positive affirmations due to their artificial nature, but you don’t have room to ditch your beliefs; especially, if they’re beliefs that are helping you or will help you in the near or distant future. It may be difficult to maintain your beliefs at times, but just remember that it’s normal to experience difficulties in life.

Therefore, do not allow the difficulties of life to bring upon you difficulties in believing. Your beliefs provide you hope, desire, confidence and strength! When you start to lose your beliefs, you can only imagine what will happen to the rest of you; you’ll start to fall apart.

Keep believing and one day you’ll be rewarded!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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Believing With All Your Might

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Redefining Your Thoughts

The exciting thing about your thought processes is that you have the ability to change them at anytime. If a certain way of thinking has not helped you in the past, experimenting with a new perspective and outlook on things can help change your life for the better. But it takes practice and consistent application.

It first starts with redefining your thoughts: “Is this the way I like to think?”, “Am I happy viewing the world in this way?”, “Do I identify with my thoughts?”, “Is this even me or am I programmed by society?” Redefining your thoughts takes much practice and many runs to reach a mindset that will serve you best and bring you happiness and success.

The worst thing that you can do is to remain complacent and uphold the same thought patterns that have brought you mediocracy at best. There is no way to open up new doors and cruise new avenues with an outdated mindset; you’ll be getting more and more flat tires from the same potholes which have never been fixed.

And there is no finish line for redefining your thoughts. You constantly have to update your mindset, just as how society is constantly updating and evolving. If you do not find a way to stay ahead of society or at least follow its course, you will fall behind. And falling behind is when mental illness creeps in.

After you have discovered your newfound will to redefine your thoughts, you have to start implementing the power of belief! New thoughts without belief is like a new car without keys; you’ll just be observing from the showroom. But to transition from the showroom onto new avenues, you’ll need to start believing your new thoughts.

Many people have difficulty believing something which they have not yet achieved because they expect instant results. Impossible. Except out of luck and blessings, positive new results take time to achieve and to be delivered into your life. This is not an overnight gig.

Believing takes practice! Simple saying “I believe” is not enough. You need to invest all of your emotions, thoughts, will and might into believing something new that you would like to accomplish. And this needs to be applied every day, through the good and the hard times. But with consistent application of belief and redefining your thoughts as needed, you will soon experience the positive new results which you have been searching for!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)