For many years, people believed that it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Many doctors at the time even said that the human body was incapable of accomplishing such a feat. Then, in 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. As a result, what was once impossible, became possible, and fifty other runners ran a mile in less than 4 minutes over the next two years. This is one of my favorite examples of how powerful it is to create a belief that we can accomplish something. When we set a goal, it’s incredibly important to believe that we can accomplish it. Sometimes, it’s as simple as consistently reminding yourself that you can do it. However, when your negative beliefs are really convincing, as they often are, we need to back-up our positive beliefs with evidence that we can accomplish our goals.
Here are some ways to create convincing positive beliefs that can help you accomplish your goals: