THE PROPHET IN US ALL

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Tony Robbins

Getting into a new environment, which is different from the one in which we’ve been nurtured, can cause us to change. This change can be negative – We begin to lose focus, we seem to forget every thing we’ve learnt and we begin to forgo our values, disciplines, and the principles in which we once thrived.

In this new place we have found ourselves we might do things that we never imagined we would in our widest and wildest imaginations. We hurt ourselves and we hurt the people who love us. The truth is, these things don’t just happen. We don’t wake up one cloudy morning and be magically different – depressed, moody, lacking self-control and every other negative you can think of. We do not suddenly become that way; like success, failure is also a process. There were actions or inactions that lead to losing the values that have kept us and molded us into the peaceful, disciplined, energetic, purposeful people we were. The change is usually so gradual and so subtle that we don’t even notice them. It’s like losing weight and gaining it back. One little bite of that yummy cake here, one slice of white bread there, then, a whole bottle of soda and slowly the weight, which we worked so hard to keep off creeps back in. You get on the scale one morning and you are shocked at the numbers staring you hard in the face – you have gained back every single weight that you lost.

Dondi Scumaci explains how we get to that awful point and the PROCESS that leads to it in her book, READY, SET… GO. The process is like a root bound plant, which has run out of room to grow, like the life-giving root system that becomes so confined and twisted that it cannot bring nutrients to the vine. The same can happen to our roots, which are the beliefs that bind us to our current condition and shape our future.[1]

This process begins with our beliefs, might be the new beliefs we’ve acquired from our new environment, which gradually begin to get us twisted. Our beliefs are like roots, for us to flourish we must ensure that they do not conform to self-limiting, discouraging beliefs. We must ensure that our roots run deep in the right kind of soil and that they are fed with nourishing nutrients that would ensure they stay healthy.

I understand exactly how this happens because I’ve been there myself, hence the need to help someone who is where I was or in the process of getting there.

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Designed by Kech

These beliefs can be about others, our future, life situations, events and ourselves. The problem is that these beliefs actually become our reality. It forms thoughts, the thoughts form words; the words form behavior, the behavior results.

Brain Tracy calls this ‘The law of belief’ It states that what ever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.[2]

If you believe something about yourself, others, your past, or the future that are simply not true, they somehow become your realities, you would see them happen.

In the Social Psychology course I took from the Wesleyan University on Coursera, Professor Plous Scott explains that this is called ‘Self fulfilling Prophecy’.

This has nothing to do with religion; it’s just how the universe works. You would always, consciously or unconsciously move in the direction of your beliefs.

There is a Prophet in us all predicting the future.

So what do you do when you find yourself in a mess? When you climb on that scale and see that you’ve gained back all the weight you lost. Do you make excuses and say ‘oh I gain weight fast and lose weight fast’… or do you sit down, re–evaluate and find out how and why you got there and make amends?

When I found myself in the mess, I made the choice to take back my life at all cost and make a turn in the right direction.

In my next article, I would be sharing a few things I did to clear and take back my ground.

Please leave your comments and questions down below and feel free to share.

In the Social Psychology course I took from the Wesleyan University on Coursera, Professor Plous Scott explains that this is called ‘Self fulfilling Prophecy’.

This has nothing to do with religion; it’s just how the universe works. You would always, consciously or unconsciously move in the direction of your beliefs.

There is a Prophet in us all predicting the future.

So what do you do when you find yourself in a mess? When you climb on that scale and see that you’ve gained back all the weight you lost. Do you make excuses and say ‘oh I gain weight fast and lose weight fast’… or do you sit down, re–evaluate and find out how and why you got there and make amends?

When I found myself in the mess, I made the choice to take back my life at all cost and make a turn in the right direction.

In my next article, I would be sharing a few things I did to clear and take back my ground.

Please leave your comments and questions down below and feel free to share.

[1] Dondi Scumaci, Ready, Set… Go: How to Rediscover your Passion, Overcome Your Fears, and Create the Life you’ve always wanted (Lake Mary, FL: Excel Books, 2009)

[2] Brian Tracy, The Psychology of Achievement, Audiobook (Niles, IL: Nightingale, 2000)

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About Nkechi

Hey!  I'm Nkechi, a beautiful young woman who is on a journey to becoming the woman God has created for me to be. I love to help people achieve their goals and i'm sharing my thoughts and things I'm learning in hopes to inspire others. I believe that beauty lies within us all and those who dare to grow and express it would achieve true greatness, happiness and fulfilment.  Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, fashion, beauty, being single, spirituality, and random fun stuff. :)
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