I’ve gotten encouraging feedback on my series on my daily beliefs and how to create your own.
A friend wrote with an idea to involve readers to help make the series more useful and active: to offer readers suggestions for alternatives to beliefs and models that are holding them back. New ideas could come from me or other readers.
I liked his idea. Today I’m opening up to people looking to change their beliefs to send old ones in for this community to help change.
Even if you don’t act, I expect just thinking about your beliefs, writing them out, or seeing others’ beliefs will help. If you share a belief and get a better alternative, you’ll improve your life and see how the process works — opening yourself to changing other areas.
Of course people change beliefs all the time. Doing it by actively and deliberately creating a new belief and crowding out the old one empowers you to do it more.
If you want to try alternative beliefs and models
- Read the series if you haven’t (I just got a bump in new readers), take a look at it, at least its first few posts.
- Then think about parts of your life that could work better for you and try to think of the beliefs and mental models underlying your behavior in those areas.
- Then write those areas up. Email me directly (I’ll keep your identity as anonymous as you like) or post in the comments below. I’ll respond as best I can. Other readers might too.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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