What you Believe, You Become
What do you see as impossible? If you could close your eyes and dream of the perfect day, what would that look like for you? Did you know you have the power to decide on anything you want? When you say the words, “I am”, what word describes you?
You’ve heard the phrase, “perception is reality,” right? Have you ever stopped to wonder why that’s true?
When you were a young child, your brain was soaking up information faster than a sponge can absorb water. That information is embedded in our brain’s hard drive from what we see, learn, experience, and feel as facts, or beliefs.
Beliefs are your definition of deciding what the truth is for YOU.
Here’s an example to illustrate this further:
Let’s assume you had a bad experience with a cat. That particular cat you were exposed to stared at you with it’s piercing eyes and gave you the look of death. Immediately you would register this experience as “Cats are not friendly. Cats are scary. Cats cannot be trusted”. You would do this at a subconscious level. From that time moving forward, you believe all cats are evil.
But is this true? Are there not cats that are sweet and loving? Of course, lovely cats do exist.
From this example, you get the idea that our subconscious mind can easily dictate your reality. This is also true of what you believe for your life.
If you’ve been wondering if you have a problem, the answer is most likely there is truth in that thinking. However, it doesn’t mean this reality has to remain as factual or permanent. This is important when you are questioning your relationship with alcohol. Too often, we are led to believe that once you admit you have a drinking problem, this is a label you must wear forever.
I assure you, it is not.
What you believe as truth, it becomes. To quote Dr. Joe Dispenza, a highly regarded researcher of neuroscience, “where your attention goes, your energy flows.”
Have you ever marveled at hearing the stories of folks with cancer that healed themselves by their thinking? Amazing! It’s truly possible. The reason why this can happen is the power of decisions. That person DECIDED not only to believe they are healed but FELT they were already healed. It’ not just wishful thinking, it’s deciding to believe something as true.
To understand this further, our thoughts shape the way we feel. Our thinking chemically produces an emotion or feeling in the brain. From that place, we shift those thoughts and feelings into action. The action produces the result that reinforces that original belief. This is known as the circular thinking loop, or the Think, Feel, Act cycle.
You experience this circular thinking often, most likely several times today! We experience between 50K to 70K thoughts per day, most in which you are subconsciously producing.
When you believe you are not good enough, skinny enough, smart enough, rich enough, or successful enough, you are subconsciously reinforcing this thinking that inevitably produces the same predictable results. It is like going around the same mountain over and over again.
But can you learn to STOP those negative thoughts? Yes, you can. You have the ability to rewire the neuro pathways in your brain to create healthy thoughts that produce healthy actions.
It’s becoming aware of the cycle and deciding if what you are telling yourself is true. Most often, you will find that the stories you are creating in your mind are false. You have the power to change this thinking. Will it happen overnight? No. But in time and with practice it will improve.
So, what is it that YOU want? What do you want to believe as true? What are you hiding? What scares you? Everything you want starts with a decision. Ask yourself, “what empowering decision can I make today that will change my destiny”?
After all, what you believe, you become. It’s the very essence of “I am”.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
If you are ready to make a powerful decision and take control of your thoughts in regards to your drinking, consider scheduling a free Discovery call. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can have what you want. You just need to be willing to make a decision.