Is There Any Power in Belief?
SCIENCE OF SUCCESS
IS THERE ANY POWER in BELIEF?
an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.
I went for a run just a few minutes ago; while on my run, I turned the corner at 71st & Sheridan and was immediately facing a middle aged female in a silver suv, who was intently, hidden behind dark sunglasses, giving me the middle finger while approaching the intersection. I was really upset. My belief was that this lady was probably kind of a bitch. . .
What if you could rationally and objectively handle more of life’s difficult moments more effectively? How can you tell when someone is a rational or reasonable thinker and more importantly, can you spot the opposite, when someone seems irrational in the way they behave or does the person you are speaking to only accept an explanation as long as it doesn’t violate what they already believe to be true?
As a west Texas boy from a divorced home, I was very confused by when it was logical to pretend to believe in the supernatural, miraculous, or metaphysical, and when it was appropriate to attribute your experiential emotions or feelings about a situation to your imagination, but this isn’t about supernatural belief, in fact most of what I share is not going to be. I want you to learn reality based, scientific guides to assist you in an applicable way and empower you to
“Be Your Own Hero.”
WHY READ THIS?
As I have grown, and as you will find from reading or watching my content, I have dedicated myself to finding out what makes humans tick, and in so doing have become recognized as an expert in human behavior. Through research into Psychology, Neuroscience, Mentalism, Linguistics, & Slight-of-hand, I have discovered and designed Systems for understanding how to use the effect the POWER OF BELIEF has on all of us, in our favor, for more positive outcomes, and now you can gain access to these Powerful MindShift Strategies!
As humans, what we believe affects our how we see our circumstances and subsequently, how we behave in response and in anticipation of our situations.
As you read this article, you will begin to notice that beliefs have a funny way of getting into our heads.
Which of these lines are straight?
As you consider which of these lines are straight, consider now what you know to be true about your universe. Do you know how to prove whether the earth is flat or globular? Do you know why the sky appears blue to you? Did you know that your skin never touches anything else EVER? As wild as it sounds, you merely interact with your world through fields of energy. Let me explain, you are always at least 10-8 cm away from the very object that you are using to read this article even if it is in your hands RIGHT NOW.
I KNOW, that sounds wild. . .
take a second to look it up if you doubt me but what we will actually begin to see through this exercise is what a BELIEF does for us and more importantly TO US. In other words, these random thoughts I just shared don’t typically influence much about the way people behave, but what if you found out that the lady in the beginning of my article, who flipped me off, wasn’t flipping me off at all. Would that change the way I felt and acted toward her? How would my belief about what just happened have POWER?
BELIEF COULD CAUSE NEGATIVE OUTCOMES
One evening I went to another city to visit a friend of mine, David. Because I was a guest and David wanted to be a gracious host, he had called one of his close acquaintances who happened to own several very nice restaurants in the city where we were staying. I was very much enjoying my time with David and could care less where we ate that evening, however, David insisted that this would be an experience that I did not want to miss out on! So, I was super excited about the prospects of a delicious 5 star meal and the wonderful and stimulating conversation that tends to be sparked during such delightful social encounters, but alas all was not Happy in Paradise.
The owner, David’s friend had blown him off. He had read and ignored the message from David. As the day’s hours winded down and we began to notice that we were most likely not going to be contacted for our wonderful evening out and would have to fend for ourselves which was a wonderful option for me as I came to visit with David and that would be happening regardless of which eating shack we chose, in my opinion, but David was irate.
“How could someone just ignore someone else?!” “What is his problem?” “Couldn’t he just have sent a polite, STANDBY, or let me see what I have?” “Why would he just be so rude?” “You know this is like him, he does stuff like this, and I should have planned ahead.” ” I know, I am going to send him a message to get bent. . .”-David
Seeing that David had convinced himself of a Belief that he could not possibly know to be true and seeing that he was about to act on that belief, I had no choice but to butt in where I had no business.
“Maybe, he wants to be sure to send a well thought out reply and has not had time.” “Maybe, a family member or close friend was injured and he has been tied up.” “Maybe, he saw it and forgot because he was changing a diaper, and then has to get the milk off the stove or out of the microwave for the baby.” “Maybe, any other option than the one where he is intentionally being a dick. . .”-James
As I tried to talk sense into David, I could see him furiously pounding away at the keyboard, and just as he was about to hit send, his phone began to buzz in his pocket. The number and caller id for the restaurant owner was clearly and vividly lit up on the device and I shot David a perplexed and surprised look.
“Hello?” Aww man forget it, it’s late; we can find something else. . ”
came the reply from the restaurant owner,
“Tonight, you and your friend will be dining in my 5 Star Restaurant, on the balcony overlooking the night lights of downtown over the river. You will love it. There will be dancing and live music. Your meal is on me this evening my friend and please enjoy drinks and dessert on the house.”
We were mere seconds from eating burgers and now we would be wined and dined and rubbing elbows with the up and comers.
Did our circumstances change suddenly or were all those little variables lining up all along? Just 30 seconds later and David would have ruined a friendship and we would have missed out on an amazing dinner and evening which resulted in several business dealings months later.
THE POWER of BELIEF
Belief only gets it’s power by how we act on our beliefs. If your behavior alienates others, it is coming from a place of beliefs contrary to the nature of how things actually are. David had every right to believe that the owner had ignored him and that he was being rude. He was wrong. He still had every right to believe it. His actions concerning his belief is what could have ruined EVERYTHING.
As you have read this artice, have you noticed times in your life when ACTING on your beliefs hurt you or helped you? Which moments in your life were the cause of more positive social interactions, where everyone feels great about having met you and also, and more importantly, which ones leave you feeling confused as to why you are being “picked on” or “mistreated?”
Chances are that if we all viewed our situations and circumstances from a positive perspective and believed that our partners, spouses, children, or friends & colleagues all really wanted good things for us, we would begin to mind read in a way that gives others the benefit of the doubt. After all, wouldn’t you like to be given the benefit of the doubt first?
Remember the lady who shot me a rude and inappropriate gesture at the beginning of the article? She wasn’t flipping me off, shooting me the bird, or telling me to “eff off,” she was eating a QuikTrip breakfast pizza and because it was all happening so fast, the first look appeared one way and quickly revealed itself to be false, and life and all of our relationships acan be viewed as variations of me getting flipped off while on a jog.
Don’t believe the first thing your mind tells you about someone else, look at them through eyes of positivity and watch your life become better and brighter and don’t forget to
Be Your Own Hero.
NOT A FAN OF READING?
WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | BUSINESS COACH | CORPORATE TRAINER | SALES TRAINER | HUMAN PERSUASION EXPERT | LINGUIST | NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMER (NLP) EXPERT | HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERT | TUTOR | LIFE COACH | DECEPTION TRAINER | HR & PERSONNEL COMMUNICATION ANALYST
JAMES PESCH WELCOMES YOU BACK!
James is a Human Behavioral Specialist skilled in Linguistics, NLP, Mentalism, & Counseling, creating content so YOU WILL “Be your own HERO.” -James Pesch
The PATREON PAGE…………………………► https://www.patreon.com/jamespesch
The Website…………………………► https://www.jamespesch.com
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING!