When you choose what to make true for you, you are in control of your life. You get to decide which beliefs will shape the way you think and feel about yourself and the world around you. With this power comes great responsibility—it’s important to understand that any belief can become true if we believe in it strongly enough. That’s why it’s essential to be intentional and thoughtful when choosing which beliefs to embrace.
The first step is being aware of what thoughts and feelings come up when we’re faced with a situation or encounter something new. This can help us identify any underlying beliefs that we may not be aware of, as well as notice any existing beliefs that are no longer serving us. Once we have identified our current beliefs, we can then begin to make conscious and informed decisions about which beliefs to hold onto and which to replace.
One of the most powerful tools for this process is visualization. Visualizing our desired outcome—a new belief or a way of being—can help us tap into the energy required to create it in reality. We can imagine ourselves living with that new belief or feeling and allow ourselves to feel how true it would be if we held onto it.
Finally, when creating a new belief system, it’s important that we surround ourselves with positive people who support us on our journey. Being around others who believe in us helps reinforce the truth that we are creating within ourselves, while also granting us the strength and courage to remain true to our beliefs. We can also use affirmations, positive self-talk, and other mental techniques to strengthen the new belief system we were creating. Whenever we feel ourselves slipping back into old ways of thinking or feeling, these tools can help us stay on course and make sure that what we want true for ourselves isn’t lost in the shuffle.