“If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences”
The Thomas Theorem by W.S. & D.I. Thomas
In our last blog post, we talked about the importance of beliefs and how your belief system can spell the difference between excelling and enjoying new things.
It determines being trapped in a small box of limiting beliefs.
In today’s discussion I’m going to reveal how you can protect yourself from other people’s negative beliefs about what you can and cannot accomplish in this life.
Do other people’s beliefs affect us?
In the past decade we have witnessed the celebration of the “self” where people are encouraged to seek out their true happiness and do everything, they can to achieve their dreams.
While it is a good thing to encourage people to actively accomplish their goals in life, we must not forget that there are many external factors that can affect our successes and losses.
One of these external factors is other people’s beliefs.
It’s hard to imagine how other people’s beliefs can actually have an effect on how we accomplish things in life.
However, it can have a palpable impact and when other people’s beliefs are actively enforced in your life. (i.e. you are exposed to such beliefs regularly)
You may find yourself in a constant struggle against following your positive beliefs and listening to negative “phantom beliefs” that were not really yours to begin with.