How Your Belief and Intelligence Can Bring You Success
It is often said that belief is the death of intelligence. Sri Amit Ray explains how belief and intelligence can work together for success. He says why you need to transcend your limiting belief systems and develop strong self-belief by reprogramming your subconscious mind. He discussed how you can change your point of view in order to change your core negative beliefs.
Nature of Beliefs:
Generally, belief means an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof. For example, we never ponder whether or not the sun will rise. We simply assume the sun will rise. Self-belief or self-confidence are thought to be the way that you feel about your skills, abilities, looks and behaviors.
Types of Beliefs:
There are two types of beliefs; positive beliefs and negative beliefs. Positive beliefs are the beliefs that gives you energy, motivation and happiness for short term as well as for long term. Self-belief is an example of positive belief. Negative beliefs are the beliefs that drags you down and makes you dependent on something other than your self. Blind faiths are the examples of negative belief.
Beliefs are driven by very human hopes and dreams and fears. Your beliefs can be a prison system you’ve created for yourself. But the door is not locked. You can come out of that. It never was and you can get escape from your limiting ideas about reality any time you want to open that door.
Power of Self-Beliefs and Self-Confidence:
What is important is developing belief in yourself. Self-belief makes you confident, relax, creative and think clearly. Test and experience your own beliefs again and again. If you believe in yourself, you’ll feel motivated to take positive action and you will remain motivated for longer periods of time. You won’t be upset by mistakes or setbacks. If you believe that you can or you can’t, you’re right. If you don’t think it’s possible forget about success, you can’t even get started. The only thing standing between you and your success is your inner story – that continuously telling you as to why you can’t achieve it.
Intelligence and Blind Beliefs:
Intelligence is necessary in life but intelligence alone is not enough to be a successful person. Self belief and positive-mindset are essential elements of success. Blind faith, while still practiced, is not a practical approach to resolving the problems of modern life. In fact blind faith is detrimental to life. It gives a very narrow view of problems and issues. When your beliefs meet reality, reality wins every time if they’re not in sync. Researchers observed that there is a negative relationship between intelligence and religious belief. Blind belief system often actively deny evidence to fit what they already believe.
Belief and Intelligence and Success:
Success in life depends on how to meet the challenges in the world of emotions or how we become more creative, how we identify and solve real life problems or how we make better decisions. The people who achieved great success in life mastered a few fundamental and universal truths better than anyone else. They can easily separate the signal from the noise. Truth must be earned by each individual. It can’t be bought or cheated or even learned without personal dedication and hard work. If you want to get good at anything you have to learn to see your strengths and weaknesses accurately. If you don’t start with the truth you can’t possibly get anything else right.
Humans are fear driven animals. We constantly imagine terrible tragedies in order to try to react ahead of them. But the problem is that you spend your whole life reacting to imaginary events instead of the one real one. That is the path to suffering and pain. Positive mindset is the path of success and happiness.
Beliefs and Subconscious Mind:
Our conscious mind is made up of our surface thoughts, wishes, desires and aspirations. The subconscious mind is the realm of our automatic and habitual thought patterns and beliefs. Conscious mind makes decisions and gives orders to the Subconscious mind while the Subconscious mind carries out these instructions without questioning. Your subconscious negative beliefs are the main obstacles for your success. You need to remove the seeds of doubt from your subconscious mind. You need to consciously observe your belief patterns.
Develop your own internal compass
What are you good at? What brings your success? What do you suck at? When you fail, why did you fail? Be relentless in answering these questions. Accept nothing at face value until you test it for yourself. Be flexible. Be adaptable. Behave intelligently, if you behave like a robot, you’ve already failed. Develop your internal compass and trust nothing but your own internal compass now. Daily meditation, self-suggestion and visualization are the techniques for reprogramming your subconscious mind and overcome the limited beliefs.