Beliefs Direct Our Actions
When you believe that you have what it takes to achieve your
desire, this belief will help you to take the actions that lead you towards
your goal. A decision must be followed with action, and when everything is
pointing in the same direction, it is much easier to not only make clear and
helpful decisions, but to put them into action.
In the previous example, a belief in your eventual career
success can lead you to attend that interview, to ask for feedback, to work on
the points you are told need improving, to continue looking for more
opportunities, and to follow through on them.
While action is not the only ingredient needed for success,
it is definitely an important part of the equation. When you believe that you can have what you want, the energy of
the belief can provide a huge boost to your motivation, making the actions
easier to take and more effective.
On the other hand, negative beliefs that contradict what you
really want also affect the action you take. These beliefs can either keep you
from taking action at all, and feeling stuck or paralyzed, or can propel you
into action that leads you in the direction you don’t want to go.