Creating Your Beliefs
by Michael S. Clouse
I can still recall the conversation...
My friend Tim had telephoned in a panic to ask,
"What color is engine oil?"
I replied, "That depends. If you're asking
about the color of new engine oil—somewhere between silky green
and shiny brown. However, if you're asking about old oil—anywhere
from dirty green to dull brown."
"Oh..." came Tim's somewhat surprised response.
And then after pausing long enough to seemingly reflect on what I
had said, he continued, "So why is mine bright red?" As it turned
out, Tim—in a first attempt to change his own oil—had completely
drained the transmission fluid from his truck! Not what he had
intended at all...
What happened? Three things: 1) Tim believed he
could change his oil. 2) Tim also believed he had the necessary tools
to complete the job—wrench, drain pan, plus a few quarts of new
engine oil he had picked up at the auto supply store. And perhaps
the most important point of all: 3) What Tim believed was wrong!
In fact, had he replaced the transmission drain plug, added five
more quarts of oil, and started his engine—his actions, that sprang
from what he thought he knew, would have
cost him plenty!
So what about you? Ever been in a situation like
Tim where you thought you knew the right
course of action to take, and paid the price for some mistaken
belief? And if you have, perhaps the real question you should be
asking is, "How did I create my beliefs in the first place?"
Once you understand how you came to
think the way you do, you will also
come to realize that in fact you too possess the wisdom to alter,
adjust, or amend anything in your life you're not excited
about—and that's a good thing!
With this in mind, let's examine how you might
have acquired your beliefs in the first place by considering the
following seven clues:
"For as he
within himself, so is he..." —Solomon
"The Vision that you glorify in your mind, the
Ideal that you enthrone in your heart—this you will build your
life by, this you will become."
"Human beings can alter their lives by altering
their attitudes of mind." —William James
Then organization of that
ideas and plans. Then transformation of those plans
into reality." —Napoleon Hill
think you can,
or you think you can't—you're right."
"We become what we
about." —Earl Nightingale
"Great thoughts reduced to
practice become great acts." —William Hazlitt
It's true... Every belief—right or wrong—was
created (and can be changed) using the following five-step
You acquired knowledge
You thought about that knowledge
You acted—or failed to act—upon that knowledge
You got results from your actions—or from your
Your beliefs were initially created, then evolved
or remain unchanged, based on your perception
Therefore, if you truly want to create a new belief:
Acquire accurate knowledge,
that knowledge, act on that knowledge,
get better results because of that knowledge,
and experience the awesome power of your mind!
All the best,
P.S. If you want to better
understand—and then utilize—the power of your
mind, then learn from programs like these!
© 2008 by Michael S. Clouse. All Rights Reserved.
About the author:
In addition to over 50 published articles on the
subject of Network Marketing,
Michael S. Clouse
is the author of numerous
and CD programs on the
subject of Network Marketing. An
internationally recognized Network Marketing expert, Michael
is a well respected business consultant,
personal success coach, and a dynamic
educational speaker. His
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