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Mindset Shift: Break the power of self-fulfilling prophecy

Do you know the principle of self-fulfilling prophecy? So something happens because you are convinced that it will happen. Because our perception determines the result.
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The self-fulfilling prophecy

Maybe you know that from yourself or from other people, that they / we often wear exactly what we / we are convinced of:

Exactly the woman who is convinced that no man will ever mean business with her, only ever gets to know men who treat her really badly and who are not serious about her. One possible belief could be, "I am not lovable."

I am not valuable? Nonsense!

Such negative beliefs are very often generalizations that carve something rock solid in stone that doesn't always have to be true. With this we often make life difficult for ourselves, because we close ourselves off from the possibility of other, perhaps much more positive experiences.

For example, an employee who believes that she must be paid a salary increase due to her performance and diligence. Unfortunately, she is waiting for her to offer her this increase by herself, so that her performance is seen and thus honored.

They send this message

Since she has the belief "I am not valuable", she never thinks of proposing or demanding a raise.

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However, the message reaches her manager that she is with her Payment is satisfied and therefore there is no need for him to act. The logical consequence of this is that she does not get a raise and that her belief "I am not valuable" is confirmed.

Please check your faith

The problem with the beliefs listed here lies in the restrictive belief system that prevents the clerk from expressing her wishes and objectives to reach. It shows how people often act according to the ancient beliefs that arose in their childhood and youth.

Unfortunately, these beliefs are no longer consciously checked in adulthood, but remain anchored in the subconscious of the people and thus determine their actions, even if these beliefs are no longer true.

What we think must be true

When we believe something, we behave as if what we think is true. This behavior leads to corresponding reactions in our fellow human beings.

We then see their reactions through the spectacles of our doctrine of faith, and above all perceive this as meaningful, which again confirms the doctrine of faith. Our thought pattern acts as a filter of our perception, which confirms events in the sense of what we believe.

Hand on heart, how often do you think: "I can never do that anyway"? Unfortunately, it is precisely this belief system that ensures that this is exactly what happens. Result: They don't make it either, but get stuck in the morass of their negative beliefs.

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Hand on heart, how often do you think: "I can never do that anyway"? Unfortunately, it is precisely this belief system that ensures that this is exactly what happens. Result: They don't make it either, but get stuck in the morass of their negative beliefs.

There is a plausible reason for this: followers of the belief “I will never be able to do this anyway” will go to the achievement of their goals with little inner strength and self-confidence. They will also see minor obstacles or setbacks as confirmation of their beliefs. Eventually they will give up entirely, which in turn confirms their thinking pattern.

6 Typical beliefs

Restraining beliefs prevent us from reaching our desires and goals. Such as:

  1. I am only loved when I bring performance.
  2. I never find a partner that suits me.
  3. Life is hard.
  4. All beginnings are difficult.
  5. I can not do it.
  6. I am not worth it.

How do beliefs arise?

But how do such beliefs actually arise? Most of the convictions in our childhood when we take the messages from important reference persons. The most important roles are played by the parents, but also grandparents, teachers, siblings or other people who are important to us such as friends, sports trainers, music teachers, etc.

But even in the adult age beliefs can be formed. They arise from the experiences of life and often lead us to experience certain situations again and again.

The experience makes it

For example, the experience “I am only loved when I help others” or “If I do exactly what my partner says, then she will love me.”
Another reason for the formation of beliefs is a one-time experience with a strong emotional expression.

An example of this would be a family member dying in a car accident. As a result, the belief "All cars are dangerous, I will never drive a car" is formed.

The danger of thinking loops

Finally, beliefs arise through a permanent repetition of one and the same thought.

For example: "I can't do it."

There is a plausible reason for this: followers of the belief “I will never be able to do this anyway” will go to the achievement of their goals with little inner strength and self-confidence.

Even minor obstacles or setbacks will see them as confirmation of their beliefs. Eventually, they will give up altogether, which in turn confirms their thought pattern.

6 Typical beliefs

Restraining beliefs prevent us from reaching our desires and goals. Such as:

  1. I am only loved when I bring performance.
  2. I never find a partner that suits me.
  3. Life is hard.
  4. All beginnings are difficult.
  5. I can not do it.
  6. I am not worth it.

How do beliefs arise?

But how do such beliefs actually arise? Most of the convictions in our childhood when we take the messages from important reference persons. The most important roles are played by the parents, but also grandparents, teachers, siblings or other people who are important to us such as friends, sports trainers, music teachers, etc.

But even in the adult age beliefs can be formed. They arise from the experiences of life and often lead us to experience certain situations again and again.

The experience makes it

For example, the experience “I am only loved when I help others” or “If I do exactly what my partner says, then she will love me.”
Another reason for the formation of beliefs is a one-time experience with a strong emotional expression.

An example of this would be a family member dying in a car accident. As a result, the belief "All cars are dangerous, I will never drive a car" is formed.

The danger of thinking loops

Finally, beliefs arise through a permanent repetition of one and the same thought.

For example: "I can't do it."

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