Self-efficacy and beliefs are inextricably linked. Because these strong beliefs, which we carry deeply within us, are the reason why we react as we react and behave as we behave.


Beliefs from his childhood

In his childhood, Robert K. was a bright and curious boy, who approached people without difficulty and addressed them in his naive, childlike manner. Every time he was with his parents, it did not take long and he went out and spoke to wildly alien people in his environment.

His parents were initially amused, but after a while they began to encourage Robert to approach others People to disallow. They then said: “You don't do that. you bother people Leave the people alone, they don't want that." Robert complied and pretty soon stopped talking to other people and he got the recognition his parents.

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When Robert K. decided in his mid-thirties to become self-employed, he came to my practice as part of a start-up coaching session to learn how to acquire new customers. Robert K. was very understanding on a cognitive level fast, how acquisition worked, but he did not manage to put the phone in the Hand and to call complete strangers to talk about himself, his product and his Companys imagine.

Only in the subsequent sessions of the coaching was him clearthat he wasn't able to start his phone prospecting because of a belief - in this case, "You're bothering other people." We changed this belief and after a short time Robert was able to appear liberated as well as himself and his Company promote successfully.

Hold on to security: How beliefs affect our lives

This little anecdote shows how strong beliefs are, where they come from and how they influence our lives. Faiths are not fundamentally bad, because they also ensure that we live according to certain ethical principles and are not just selfish. In many cases, however, they stand in our way.

But why do we form our beliefs at all? Beliefs and convictions give us stability and a feeling of security. For many of us, such beliefs are like a railing that we can climb along and that protects us from disappointment. In addition, they are important for our survival because they help us to get information quickly and easily for sure classify and respond to them.

Our convictions cause us pain

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They give our life stability, security, protection and continuity. For example, we don't have to think about whether we can give the attractive colleague a pat on the buttocks - just like that. Or that Executive can Opinions say because he once again suggests things that cannot be implemented in practice.

In fact, these beliefs can contribute a great deal to the pain and disappointment of our lives, as we are often attracted by our expectations, which are confirmed by our beliefs.

Negative thoughts always confirmed

The clerk is never offered a raise because she never demands one. Here the belief could be: "I am not valuable."

There will be exactly that Employees resigned, who has always said that he will be the first to be hit when jobs are cut. The belief affirmed here could be: "I don't matter."

The power of perception

A good and fairly simple one Method Getting rid of your limiting beliefs is simply doing the opposite of what you usually do. The perfidious thing about our beliefs is that it is difficult to prove the opposite.

Because we look at things from a very specific point of view. Go inside yourself: if what you believed from the start has occurred, you will see yourself confirmed. On the other hand, if things turned out differently, you will probably not notice this fact at all. Because much of what we see and perceive depends on our attitude.

What we believe need not be true ...

It is already in the word itself, because it is finally called beliefs and not truth sentences or the like. Yet, for most of us, these convictions represent an irrefutable fact with which we are often much more difficult than necessary.

It is possible at any time to change our beliefs, especially if they are not good for us. The sooner you begin to cautiously question your beliefs, the easier it will be for you to get rid of harmful beliefs!

How difficult are changes?

My clients keep asking me, “Is it difficult to change restrictive beliefs?”

I always answer with a categorical: “No. "

How do you change your attitude?

There are several ways to change your limiting views on life. The Internet is full of it and many coaches offer different methods to negativeto change limiting beliefs.

Not all methods are suitable for everyone. Therefore, I have allowed myself to list this series a list of my most successful techniques for changing beliefs.

These are exercises that have been described by my clients as easy to apply and successful and have always led to them changing their beliefs. Read through all the methods at your leisure and I am sure that the right one for you is there. Much Success!

The new causation chain

This creates a new causal chain. The resulting experiences lead to new insights, which in turn lead to new patterns of thinking. The new paradigm creates new action.

For example, just say “No” in a situation in which your surroundings live in the expectation that you will receive a “Yes”. Dare and see what happens.

Drying exercises in the pedestrian zone

Another possibility can be found in the book “Feartlos merchandise”By the psychologist and best of HR -® author Martin Christian Morgenstern.

The specialist in mental techniques recommends, for example, inhibitions in the sales pitch, to go to a pedestrian zone and there to address any topic strangers.

Overcome inhibitions

You will feel just as much inhibitions as in customer discussions, for example if you call a high price for your service offer.

Due to the dry run in the pedestrian zone, however, you can Brain make the experience that inhibitions can be overcome and no bad consequences occur. You will find that after such a counter-exercise, you will find it much easier to tackle things that previously seemed impossible to you.

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