- John Lloyd Part 4 The Power of Believing
John Lloyd Part 4 The Power of Believing
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The Power of believing!
Part Four - by John Lloyd
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A big part of your personal and business success is linked to your mindset (attitude). I am fascinated by how the mind works. I spend every spare moment reading about what affects our thinking, behaviour and actions.
Most people mistake their beliefs for the truth. Some people may make bad choices based on these beliefs. For example: If you say something is impossible, it actually becomes impossible for you. If you believe life is difficult, you will only see obstacles rather than exciting, positive opportunities. If you believe you’re not capable or competent, you are less likely to try something new. You may never succeed with this ‘cant-do’ attitude.
People’s beliefs are filed away in the back of their brain. These beliefs are often fighting with a person’s reality. For example: In reality, a person may be seeking love, but their brain is saying, ‘I’m not good enough. No-one will love me.’ This kind of conflict may result in a negative outcome.
Research shows that what you believe affects your actions and your results. Numerous studies have shown that people who believe that they are going to be more successful, become more successful. People who believe they are leaders are better leaders. People who believe they are positive and optimistic will always do better than the negative ones.
We don’t believe what we see, we see what we believe! In fact, the power of your beliefs can directly affect your health. When pharmaceutical companies test a new drug, they do double studies where one group gets the real drug, while the other group gets a placebo (non-drug pill). Interesting, a proportion of the people who get the placebo are cured. How does this work? The only explanation is that they seriously believed they were taking the real drug. Their beliefs affected their body and the body’s healing powers were activated.
That’s almost unbelievable! It means your beliefs can directly influence your health. If your beliefs can help you recover from illness, is it not possible that your beliefs can also influence your business outcomes?
Good business owners and managers are successful because they do not let negative news stories, economic downtrends and moaning staff members influence their decisions in a negative way. It’s easier to take a negative view but this may be detrimental to the company and to yourself.
Believe it! People develop a sort of business depression. They slow down. They blame every problem on the economy or on outside circumstances- and before they know it, they've created the downturn and uncertainty in their own business through their own lack of action and belief!
The idea behind this thinking is called the ‘Law of Attraction’. In quantum physics, everything is energy. verything has its own vibration, and I mean everything, including beliefs. People attract experiences that match their belief system. This could be good or bad. So be careful, what you believe.
- John Lloyd is a business growth strategist, award-winning marketer, speaker, trainer and columnist. He is the author of the book Smart Thinking for Crazy Times.
- www.brandstorm.co.za / firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘The only ceiling in life is the one you give it.’ – Anonymous
‘Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.’ - Henry Ford
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Other articles to read:
- Part 1: Goal setting
- Part 2: Positive attitude
- Part 3: Deal, or no deal
- Part 5: 3 Key ways to guarantee explosive sales in your business
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