I want to tell you about a set of beliefs that I use myself and I’ve found great success with them. The beliefs I list below are things that I’ve told myself and they’ve become a real part of my world.
At first, you might need to keep telling yourself them over and over in order to really feel them and believe them. However, after a while, they’ll become natural to you and a part of your world.
It takes a while for a belief to take root.
THE CORE BELIEFS
These are absolutely king and so important when it comes to success with filmmaking and business.
These Core Beliefs have massively helped me in my success not just with filmmaking and business, but life in general:
1. I offer the world massive value
I’m continuously asking myself this question: “What value can I offer in this situation?”
2. My business isn’t a job
There’s a strong distinction between working for someone as an employee (a job) and having a business that sustains me and my lifestyle.
3. Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better
I’m experiencing constant and neverending improvement on a daily basis.
4. There is no such thing as failure, only feedback
Life is a constant process of learning and I embrace it.
5. Whatever happens, the world keeps on turning
No matter what happens, a new day begins tomorrow.
These are very powerful beliefs that will hold you in good stead for the rest of your career.
Of course, those are only words and mean nothing until you actually believe them and that’s what a lot of Filmmaking Lifestyle is all about.
Like I say, sometimes you might need to keep repeating these to yourself over weeks or months, but they’ll eventually take root if you’re persistent.
What do I mean by “keep repeating” them? Well, this might sound a little bizarre or woo-woo, but a great way to make these beliefs real to you is to literally stand in front of a mirror and repeat them.
Just stand there in front of a mirror and say them out loud. If there are people around who you might not want to have hear you, then saying them to yourself is fine, too. Just make them passionate and repeat them strongly to yourself.
You can, of course, come up with your own. Just repeat them in the same way. You’ll find this exercise energising and life-affirming. Just try it! 🙂
A WORD ON NEGATIVE BELIEFS
So what if you have negative beliefs that you want to get rid of?
Morty Lefkoe, belief change expert, uses the following steps to detect, understand and eliminate unwanted beliefs:
1. Uncover and acknowledge the beliefs that have been causing the negativity (fear, nervousness, guilt, etc).
2. Now isolate the events or situations that created those beliefs.
3. Next, understand at a deep level that those beliefs are not true and never have been, and that you never actually “saw” them in the world.
4. The final step is to eliminate the conditioning that’s holding the negative belief in place. Once you do that, you install a new more positive belief (like one of the ones I’ve given you above) in its place, and make it a part of your unconscious autopilot so that you don’t have to think about manually engaging it every time you need it.
Don’t get too focused and obsessed with destroying negative beliefs. This is a major error in so many people; they get it into their heads that they need to be always “eliminating negative beliefs” and completely ignore the installing of new, productive beliefs.
Sadly, an obsessive focus on the negative, even if it’s to be rid of it, can generate a self-fulfilling prophesy; after all, we get what we focus most on. At all times, choose to focus on the positive ahead of the negative.
Thanks for reading!
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