What is belief
Belief is a thought or behavior that, as a result of repetition, a person believes in its correctness, accepts it as absolute truth, and evaluates and measures everything with this standard.
Or in other words, belief can be defined as follows: belief consists of the most profound behaviors at the unconscious level of every human being.
Belief: It is a deep belief that exists in us, and we have no doubts about it
Example: Is it day or night now?
Do you think it is day or night?
This is the belief; there is no doubt.
Example of belief: I am hungry
Do you think you are hungry?
Example: I am smart
If you do not doubt, then it is the belief
Example: I am a successful and wealthy person
If you have no doubt, this is the belief
We may have many beliefs that we haven’t thought about for a second until now, and it was completely obvious to us, and we didn’t doubt whether it was true or not.
But in our minds, we consider it specific and correct, and we keep repeating it to ourselves without realizing this repetition:
My memorizing lessons are suitable, but my math is not good.
I am getting richer every day
I am a technical person
I am very unsupplied
I am very unlucky
I can’t handle big things
My income will not be more than this
The difference between belief and behavior, and feeling:
These are beliefs, and the vital point is that belief is different from behavior, habit, and feeling
Our mental beliefs cause all our behaviors, habits, and emotions
I believe that my ping pong is good
That’s why I have confidence when I play
I play well, and I feel good
I believe that my ping pong is not good
That’s why I prepare myself for failure
I play badly, and I don’t feel well
The best example of belief (change of belief)
The Falcons were an English group who were able to discover Antarctica
The Falcons were a group of 12 or 13 people who, after a few days of staying at the South Pole, had run out of food on their way because they did not anticipate a land as vast as the South Pole.
However, intoxicated and happy with the discovery of the South Pole, they believed they would be saved and could introduce the South Pole to everyone.
This belief caused them to survive for 13 days at minus 25 degrees Celsius without food and clothing suitable for the extreme cold of the Pole.
A true example of a weightlifter’s belief
In a weightlifting club, they chose 180 kilos for a weightlifter who was preparing for a competition, and he managed to lift the weight.
Then 5 kilos were added to his weight, i.e., 185 kilos; he could not lift the weight.
And then, they reduced 5 kilos from his weight by, i.e. 175 kilos; he was able to lift the weight.
And when he lifted the weight that he thought was less than the previous weight
The fact was that this weight was 5 kilos more than the previous weight, i.e., 185 kilos.
But because he believed that he could lift this weight, he was able to lift it.
How belief is formed in our life
We humans often talk about things in our lives that we don’t know what they are?! The role of belief in people’s lives is vital, and most people consider belief a tool, while belief is a sense of certainty about something or an object.
If you say that you believe you are an intelligent person, This sense of confidence makes you use your resources in a way that leads to wise results and success in life.
All of us humans have the ability to reach the answers to various questions by referring to ourselves, or at least we can reach these answers with the help of others. But most of the time, the lack of belief or confidence makes us unable to benefit from our inner abilities and achieve success in life.
Humans can answer various questions by referring to ourselves, or at least we can reach these answers with the help of others. But most of the time, the lack of belief or confidence makes us unable to benefit from our inner abilities and succeed in life.
One of the simple ways to understand belief is to know its foundation, i.e., theory. You may think of different ideas but do not believe in them. Imagine that you feel you are attractive. Stop reading for a moment and say to yourself, “I’m attractive.”
Whether this statement is a belief or just a theory depends on you and how confident you are about it. If you think you are not the answer, This sentence means you are not very sure you are attractive!
How to turn a theory into a belief
First, consider this analogy. If we liken theory to a table with no base, we will understand why the idea does not give you a sense of certainty like belief.
If a table does not have a base, it cannot be placed on the floor; on the other hand, belief has a base. So if you believe you are attractive, how do you know this?!
Have experiences or reasons led you to this belief?! The foundations keep the table upright and turn ideas into beliefs.
You should check what reasons you cite to believe that you are attractive?! People may have told you that you are gorgeous. You may have compared yourself to those who are appealing to you and concluded that you are cute like them. T
hese experiences become meaningful for you when you strengthen them based on your theory of attractiveness. Foundations keep your ideas upright and firm, and with the confidence you find, the idea becomes a belief.
Using this analogy, you understand how beliefs are formed and how you can change them. But you need to pay attention to this point: if we have sufficient foundations or reference experiences, we can achieve any belief and, by nature, succeed in life.
Which of our beliefs are true?!
It does not matter which belief is true. The important thing is which of the beliefs strengthens us. All of us are capable of finding those who confirm our beliefs so that we can feel confident about them. Human logic is like this.
Sometimes our references are from the information we get through other people, books, tapes, and movies, and sometimes our references are formed only based on our imaginations.
The intensity of our feelings towards each of these references is very effective in the strength of our beliefs.
The most robust foundations are those that have been formed through specific experiences. We have strong feelings towards them because they are associated with painful or pleasurable experiences that lead us to success.
Since humans can transform and innovate, the reference bases we can create for our beliefs are practically unlimited. The opposite of this case shows that regardless of where our references are obtained from, we accept them as a matter of course; as a result, we do not question them in any way.
This can have powerful negative consequences on the beliefs we acquire. That is why we can use imaginative references to lead us toward our dreams and bring us closer to success in life.
If people imagine their fantasies as if they were real, they can achieve success in life. Our brain cannot distinguish between what we have visualized and what is part of our actual experiences.
Realism and limiting beliefs
Humans often have to limit beliefs about their personalities and abilities. Since they could not achieve success in life in the past, they believe that they will not be able to succeed in the future. Therefore, due to fear, they focus all their attention on realism.
Most people who say they should be realistic live in fear and failing! They created beliefs in themselves that make them think in every field. Therefore, since they do not use their full potential, they do not achieve valuable results and success in life.
Great world leaders are rarely realistic. They are intelligent and accurate people, but according to other people’s standards, they are unrealistic. The reality of people is different from each other, and this issue is related to the references of these people.
Is it possible to change beliefs?
At first glance, this seems like a challenging task because many inhibiting beliefs were formed in us during our childhood and rooted in and guided us. Still, the good news is that today, this technique can neutralize even powerful negative beliefs and even turn them into positive and powerful beliefs.
Now that we are familiar with belief and the power of belief
The important question is:
Can beliefs be changed or not?
Is it possible to change belief or not?
I promise you, yes, beliefs are made by people, their surroundings, and their environment.
Yes, beliefs are acquired, not inherent.
Something that is made by us and is acquired can also be changed and made in another way.
I believe that I do not know how to speak
How is this belief made?
When I was a child, my father and mother used to say:
A good child is a child who sits quietly and does not talk
When I went to school, I tried to be quiet and did not dare to speak
That’s why I didn’t learn to speak well
So I believed that: I didn’t know how to speak
Then I reconsidered; I will learn to speak well. I practice and talk in different places
Now my belief is that:
I know how to speak in any group
So the change of belief happened
And the change of belief is possible.