Beliefs Get Results - Grasshopper
Before you go and put The Grasshopper’s words on a bumper sticker, let me caution you that you may not like the results.
Most of us have heard that we act
in accordance with our beliefs. Best as I can tell, that’s pretty close to the
truth. What we may not be aware of are
the results our beliefs deliver.
If you pretty much find yourself
in the same hole over and over again, you can bet it’s the result of a belief
you have. The converse is also accurate: If you find yourself in a place of
peace over and over again, it’s the result of a belief.
Ask any person you consider to be
serially “lucky” and you will find a belief in luck. They filter their
experience for luck. The same is true for “the glass is half empty” person.
They will continually find life to be half empty. It’s the result of a belief.
If beliefs get results, the
question you want to be asking is: “Are my beliefs getting me the results that
Warning: We steadfastly hold dearly to our beliefs in spite of
overwhelming evidence they aren’t getting us the results we want. It’s like
trying to keep from drowning by holding onto an anvil.
Socrates left us with an assertion worth pondering: “The
unexamined life is not worth living.” It could easily be extrapolated that his
saying equally applies to our beliefs.
What results are you consistently
getting that you can tie back to a belief? Our belief about money is one that’s
most apparent to me in our culture. Reminds me of a story . . .
I used to work for a man who had
an uncanny knack for making money. Some would call him “Lucky” but his good
fortune went deeper than random luck. What I found after having numerous
conversations with him on the topic was that he had a belief that he deserved
to make a lot of money. I remember jokingly saying to him that he could parachute
nude into an unfriendly country with a derogatory saying about that country’s
leader tattooed on his chest and, within a week, he would own a business there.
Beliefs get results.
What results are you getting? Are
you willing to examine your beliefs?
I know people who get what they
pray for and I know just as many who don’t. What’s the difference between the
two? The successful ones are the people who examine their beliefs and bravely
let go of the ones that are taking them down.
You have to be willing to
entertain that you’re wrong about something, even if you’ve shouted its merits
from the rooftops your entire life. Willingness opens the door to inspection.
From there, it’s pure deduction. Either your belief is working for you or it’s
True or False? Your life is
pre-destined. It is if you believe it is; it’s not if you believe it’s not.
Are you willing to do what’s
necessary to get the results you want? It’s a matter of belief.
All the best,
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