The word belief seems to engender a sense of some ordered hierarchy of truth. Well, beliefs are
not necessarily “truth” at all. They are actually just specific neural patterns in the brain produced
by thoughts that have been repeated so frequently they have become automatic. They do not exist
because they are “the truth” but because they have been passed on and handed down for
generations. They are there because someone put them there.
Now this has nothing to do with faith or religious views. This is about beliefs in the form of
habitual thoughts, opinions, and attitudes about the world around you and especially your beliefs
about you, your life, your circumstances, your potential, and your future.
It’s been said that by age seventeen, we’ve heard the words “No, you can’t,” around 150,000
times and the words “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s just the kind of perceptual
influence that contributes to a powerful belief of “No, I can’t”.
Further polluting this toxic environment is the view that goals are simply hopes or wishes. But,
whether recognized consciously or not, the underlying belief supporting hopes and wishes is that
you know it will never happen. In fact, the biggest obstacle to successful change has nothing to
do with external conditions. It’s an internal conviction based upon the belief that it is not
possible; that it will never happen, or it can’t be done.
Sample from “Neuroscience of Successful Change” For more information please go to www.mymatrixmap.com