Inner dialogue, which consists of thoughts and beliefs, can be the key factor in whether one is successful, mediocre, happy, miserable, angry, etc. Beliefs are what cause some to be heroes and some to be villains. Beliefs have the ability to create or destroy. Beliefs can even change the actual physiology of our bodies. If you can learn to master your inner dialogue, you can create a life of joy, fulfillment, and abundance.
Beliefs are powerful
Professors at Yale University have researched the power of beliefs on individuals with multiple personalities and found that the potency of beliefs produced measurable changes in physiology. Actually, the beliefs had such an impact physically that an individual’s eye color would change depending on the personality. Physical markings would disappear, and diseases such as diabetes would alter as well. That is a huge indicator that beliefs and inner dialogue are so powerful.
What is a belief?
Belief is a feeling of certainty of what something is or means. An idea is like a table top that has no legs to support it. It is just there. A belief occurs when you put legs there to support it. Ideas are not the influencing factors in our lives, but beliefs certainly are.
A belief is just a thought that you keep thinking. You create a belief by repeating the same thought over and over again. This means that you can change your beliefs if you change your thoughts.
We have beliefs about anything and everything. From the time we are babies we are thinking and choosing a certain belief system about ourselves and the world. Unfortunately, many people somewhere along the way for a variety of reasons adopt a negative belief system. The majority of their thoughts and beliefs are negative and it affects their entire lives. They have not realized that they can master their inner self-talk.
For example, if a little boy’s dad persuades him on to play baseball when he is young because he wants a son that excels in sports, even though the boy was not really interested in playing, and the boy has a difficult time catching, throwing, and hitting, the boy may begin believing that he is no good at sports. His self-esteem may suffer because he thinks he let his dad down and this negative belief can affect his inner dialogue the rest of his life. He may grow up with little confidence and shame because he was not the star athlete that his dad wanted.
At the same time, this same boy can decide at any age to change his thoughts and belief system to master his inner dialogue, and become confident and successful in whatever he puts his mind to. Breakthroughs begin with recognizing there is a problem and taking the necessary actions toward correcting it.
What are your beliefs?
Beliefs are very powerful and affect your whole life. If you want your inner dialogue to support your dreams and goals, you need to first become aware of your thoughts and beliefs.
Monitor your thoughts and beliefs. What do you think about yourself, your family, your career, the world in general, etc.? What do you say to yourself when you fail or succeed? What have your past beliefs been like? Chances are the spot you are in right now is a direct result of your thoughts and beliefs in the past. It’s time to wake up to their impact.
Now that you are aware of your inner dialogue, it’s time to question your beliefs. Are your beliefs strengthening you or holding you back? Take some time today to write down your predominant thoughts and beliefs and gauge where you are. If you find negative beliefs, write down positive affirmations and recite them out loud daily to re-train your brain. Repetition and action are the keys to change. If you want to be more successful, focus on success and find resources to back that up. Read, listen to audios, watch those who are successful. Success leaves clues so learn from others. Mastering your inner dialogue allows you to create the life you want!
Change one thought at a time – Let your feelings guide you
You change your inner dialogue with one thought at a time. It’s not complicated – you only need a bit of determination. You need to stay present to be aware of your thoughts and feelings. However, instead of controlling your thoughts all the time, it’s easier to use your feelings to guide you. Your feelings are always letting you know if your thoughts are in harmony with your inner/higher wisdom or not. A thought that is loving of self and others, always feels good because it vibrates on the same frequency as unconditional love and your higher self. On the other hand, a negative thought never feels good, because it doesn’t resonate with your heart /inner wisdom / higher self.
For example, when you think thoughts of worthlessness, shame, not enough, failure etc., you feel bad because you know deep down in your heart that these thoughts are not true.
Every human being – including you – is valuable and wonderful, and have a core of goodness and greatness, because we all come from the same loving source / life force energy / God. So when you think a thought that feels bad, change your thoughts. Focus on something that feels better; thus are in harmony with what your inner being knows to be true.
You decide what you want to believe. If you want a fantastic life, make sure that your inner dialogue support your dream, because whatever you believe to be true will be your reality.
“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being — not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money — but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.”
– Wayne Dyer (an American author and motivational speaker)
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”
– Henry Ford (an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company)