Your personal core beliefs are created and develop from what you have experienced in your life. When goal setting, it is your core beliefs that can help or hinder your success. Confidence, for example, can help you succeed, while self-doubt can make you give up before you reach your end goal. Essentially, core beliefs can hold us back from achieving our goals because they stop us from seeing and experiencing other ways of understanding the world. They can also help push you through to the end.
Identify core beliefs
Reflect on what your personal assumptions are about yourself, the world, and others are. When you know what holds you back or empowers you, then you can use it or work on it. For example, if you are looking for love and you truly believe you are not as attractive as others, you will project that out in the way you act with those you are interested in. It will hinder your success because you will always feel not good enough. If you truly feel worthy, then you can achieve much more success. If core beliefs are holding you back then you will have a hard time reaching your goals. This is why it is important to identify them, name them and deal with them.
Work on negative core beliefs
All harmful core beliefs need to be dealt with, sometimes even with a specialist or therapist in order to get over them. They are usually a result of trauma or stem from bad experiences. As long as they are a part of your reality you will have a much harder time than others to reach your goals because they will always trip you up along the way. They contribute to low self-worth and self-esteem. These negative beliefs sound like “I am … unlovable, ugly, stupid, fat,” “People are … bad, evil, mean, rude, insensitive,” and “The world is …broken, evil, a bad place”, etc.
Realize that change is scary
Changing your fundamental beliefs can be extremely scary but also extremely rewarding. It means coming out of our comfort zone to a new place that is more often than not better. It does not mean changing your core values but it does mean being open to more ideas about yourself and the world. The possibilities in the world are endless, it is our own limiting beliefs that hold us back. It is ok to do it afraid and take baby steps but take them, you will see how amazing it will be.
embrace helpful core beliefs
When our core beliefs are positive they help us by empowering us to do more and better things for ourselves. For example truly believing you are good at something makes you good at it, regardless of the challenges that come your way you will believe in yourself because you know you can overcome anything. These positive beliefs sound like “I am …smart, capable, attractive, loveable,” “People are …helpful, interesting, wonderful,” and “The world is …a great place to live, beautiful, wonderful”, etc.
Core beliefs are called “core” for a reason, they are deeply rooted beliefs that you have likely had all or most of your life. They may have even served you at some point, but now that you want to make a change and do bigger and better things you will need to challenge these beliefs and perhaps forge new ones. Take baby steps and be patient with yourself. You did not develop your beliefs overnight and they will not change overnight either.
- Identifying your core beliefs is the first step in being able to reach your goals and have an enjoyable journey getting there.
- It is important to work on the negative core beliefs that are holding you back. Speaking to a specialist can help you challenge your negative beliefs more effectively.
- Changing or adapting our fundamental core beliefs can be scary but can also be extremely rewarding.
- Helpful and positive core beliefs help you achieve anything you set out to do even in the face of challenges and obstacles because you know you can do it.
- Take your time exploring and even overcoming some of your core beliefs to determine if they still serve the future purpose you have for your life.
TRY THIS: Identify your core values and beliefs by writing down some of your personal fundamental truths. Then reflect on how they help or hinder your journey.
POST IT NOTE: I will recognize my core beliefs!
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