This is a fundamental idea in what we teach, and it is a very difficult concept to grasp. I know it was scary for me at first. If my beliefs are what put me in the situation I’m in, then that means I have responsibility for my life. I don’t know about you, but after a life of victimhood having personal responsibility was frightening. But then I realized that have personal responsibility was also very empowering, and I began to embrace “change your thinking, change your life” with all the fervor of a drowning person clutching a life preserver. That profound moment was the beginning of major life changes for me, the beginning of movement from being a victim and embracing victim mentality to being empowered and eliminating limitation in my life.
There is a quote that I’ve seen many times, and it has been attributed to different sources, but this quote is in the class material and does a very good job of illustrating how important beliefs are in the results of our lives:
“Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny.”