Our beliefs are like our brain’s software.
They run continuously in the background, without us being aware they are there.
They just do their stuff, what they are meant to do.
But just like any programme, there are glitches, so they need to be updated.
You see, the hardware (you) doesn’t stay the same.
YOU change as you go through life, meet new people, are exposed to different challenges and situations.
But if you don’t update your beliefs, if you cling to the old ones without ever challenging them, you are not going to be the best version of yourself, because you’ll be running on a programme that no longer can serve you properly.
You won’t be operating at peak performance.
You won’t be making the best of your life.
Your out-of-date beliefs are going to hold you back.
In every single aspect of your life.
Why would you want that?
As we come in to contact with new situations, live new experiences, meet new people, we are presented with new opportunities.
So it’s only natural that we will be exposed to new ways of thinking.
If you think back to 15 years ago, I am pretty sure you have changed your way of thinking, things you held as ‘non negotiable truths’ back then may not be so today.
Same goes for 10 years ago.
My challenge for you is to raise your awareness around this and not wait 5 /10 /15 years to realise how you have changed.
To be constantly challenging your thoughts, the ones you find yourself being rigid about, by asking yourself:
- Is it helpful?
- How is it helping me?
- Can I honestly say it is 100% true?
- Is it negative?
- Does it make me feel good?
- How is it making me feel?
Just by facing them and challenging them through this questioning, you will make yourself dig deeper and find another way of looking at them, one which is helpful, which serves the ‘you’ you are today better.
How will you know?
It will feel right.
So why not do it?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with letting go of an old out-dated belief that does not fit with whom we have become. We are forever changing and evolving, growing in to a more evolved version of ourselves.
You update the software of your computer, of your phone.
You don’t overthink it or feel bad about it.
So do the same to yourself, without agonising over it.
It’s an update.
That’s all it is.