How do you want to live your life?

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wilde

The power of belief and positive affirmation

The thing or rather people who inspired the post today are my new friends that I met during my NLP practitioner training over the last two weekends. With age came the experience that sometimes the best way to approach a new learning is to keep an open mind and minimal expectation. But little did I anticipate the impact that it would have on me after a mere six days.

The bible mentioned something about coming together and worshipping in a group. Although it did not specific exactly why God would be present when a group of people come together; I had the first hand experience of the energy level when a group of people congregate for the same purpose. Alright…Pause for a minute. Disclaimer: I did not experience a miracle healing of any sorts, I am simply using the bible as an example to show that this is not a new concept.

So, how does my experience tie in with this? Everyone knows that great things have been achieved by simply believing and many successful people swear by performing positive self affirming routines daily. I am not disputing that. I am saying that there is an even more powerful resource that many people are unaware that can unleash amazing transformation. The fact that I am writing this post is proof that I have a certain level of self efficacy which is definitely enough to get me to where I need to get to. How do people gain self efficacy? Here is the key point of today’s post: self efficacy can be developed over time as one maintains a level of self belief and that belief is continually affirmed when that person succeeds in the things that he/she does. What I discovered over the last two weekend is that there is a more powerful way of empowering yourself. Now, stay with me on this one, I know that I am jumping around a little but if you would bear with me.

Let me ask you: How do you think we form our self impression? To put it simply, from self-evaluation and feedback from others. Can you see what I am getting at? That’s right! When you are in the company of people who believes in you and your capability; it has the power to change your self-image! This is the power of many! I have previously written a post about the importance of choosing friends who empowers you. This is what I mean! When I first met my fellow trainees, they were not my friends; but in that setting, we all held a common belief that every single person has the potential to be who they want to be. Now that is a very powerful force that is both undeniable and intoxicating.

I have again found proof that the company we choose to keep truly affects our wellbeing. Therefore I urge you to make choices that are good for you and also reflect on yourself, what kind of influence are you to the people around you?

I leave you with this:

“When you are up in life, your friends get to know who you are. But when you are down in life, you get to know who your friends are.”

 

good friends

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