Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back?

Your beliefs will have a profound effect on the actions you take and the consequences you expect – and will most likely get – from those actions.

Rather like a pair of spectacles, your beliefs act as lenses through which you view the world and decide on how to react to the circumstances you find yourself in.

If you are struggling to lead the life you deep down desire, it could well be your belief system that is holding you back.

“People have a lot of different beliefs and at the end of the day we all have deeply held beliefs that probably don’t make sense to anyone else.”

– Trey Parker

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Financial Abundance (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post, we explored the idea that the biggest obstacle to enjoying financial abundance lies in the beliefs one holds about the subject of money, wealth and abundance.

Although at a conscious level you may feel that you are doing everything possible to achieve prosperity, there may be limiting beliefs ‘imprinted’ in your subconscious mind that are ’sabotaging’ your best efforts.

Simply put, there is cause (limiting beliefs about money) and resulting effect (lack of financial abundance).

For example, parents who struggled financially throughout life and who embodied a type of ‘poverty’ mentality to help them cope, may unwittingly have created the environment for their children to develop ‘imprints’ or subconsciously held beliefs that they too would always be destined to  struggle financially.

Let’s look at what it takes to achieve financial abundance.

“True abundance is not about what you have. It is about your state of mind!”

– New Insights Life Coaching


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Financial Abundance (Part 1)

‘Money makes the world go round’ is a saying that originated from the musical ‘Cabaret’ written in the 1960s.

The implication of the saying is that without money everything in our world would come to a crashing halt – and given our total dependence on it as a means of exchange, that’s a notion that’s hard to argue against!

At New Insights we like to think of money as an enabler. When used wisely and effectively it can help to bring about a better quality of life. So a healthy relationship with money is when you see it as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Sadly, for most of the population of this world, procuring sufficient money to enjoy the most basic standard of living is an ongoing daily battle.

There’s no doubt that massive manipulation and corruption, driven by vested interests and obscene greed have a big part to play in this sorry state of affairs. But this alone cannot explain why people from similar backgrounds and with similar opportunities often experience polar opposite levels of financial abundance.

So, what is it that stops some people from enjoying financial abundance in their lives, when others in their their peer group fare much better?

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

– Steve Maraboli


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How beliefs develop

Have you ever taken time to explore how your beliefs came to be your beliefs … and why?

Beliefs can be very powerful motivational, or de-motivational forces and, as such, time spent considering their origin and how they develop can be fascinating and the personal insights revealing.

Life coaching involves working with many different clients, all of whom have very different life stories to share. That’s what makes it such an interesting and varied career.

But with different life stories come different belief systems and, depending on the situations that gave rise to the beliefs that a person chooses to adopt, they can be either empowering, neutral or disempowering.

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”

– Bertrand Russell



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Wealth, Success and Spirituality

Traditionally we are accustomed to seeing the pursuit of success and wealth as completely divergent from the path of self-development and spirituality. Consciously or subconsciously we tend to divide our pursuits into two broad categories: inner development and outer achievement. But when we take a closer look, we see that both pursuits can be aspects of the same path.

My thanks go to Devin Iyer, my friend and erstwhile business partner, who wrote this intriguing article for this week’s Blog post. You can find out more about Devin and how to contact him, at the bottom of the post.

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