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11/14/2014 10:40 am ET Updated Jan 14, 2015

Want to Experience More Success and Happiness? Do This Now!

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So, let me ask you, "What do you believe about yourself? What do you believe you can have, be, or achieve?" I know this may seem like a loaded question, but how you answer this question holds the key to your current and future success and happiness!

You see, our beliefs play a huge role in the actions or sometimes inactions that we take. Our beliefs about what is possible for ourselves and others, influences the way we see the world around us, our behaviors and consequently our reality. They are also so powerful because they draw like conditions into our physical world. Therefore, what we experience and who we are is consistent with what we believe. In order to experience more success and happiness, you need to believe that you can!

How many times have you ever felt stuck and found it difficult to make changes and improvements in your life? This is predominantly due to the beliefs you had about your ability to transcend your circumstances and create the desired change.

There are people who go through similar situations, however one will use the experiences and turn them into lessons, and use obstacles as opportunities to grow and develop. Whereas the other person remains a victim to their circumstances and never rise above them. Although the two went through similar situations, they had different beliefs of whom they could become and what they can achieve, which in turn affected their current and future experience.

If there is any area of your life that you would like to improve, you must first understand your beliefs about it. Do you believe in the possibility of making improvements? Can you see yourself accomplishing that particular goal? Go deep and get to know your core beliefs about that particular area. Replace any limiting beliefs and self talk with new empowered ones. See yourself accomplishing those goals and buy into the belief and possibility of it becoming a reality. This is where your focus needs to be, because it will impact what you are able to manifest and create in your life.

If you study some of the most successful people, you will see that it was their belief in what they thought was possible that drove them to achieve their level of success. If they did not believe they were capable of success, it would've been very difficult for them to achieve the success they now enjoy. I read once that two ingredients needed for success is belief + time. The higher the belief the less time needed to achieve success. However, the lower your belief the more time it will take to achieve it.

It is so important to believe in yourself and know you have the power to create the life that you want. Believe that regardless of what external circumstances surround you that you can transform them and accomplish all that you desire. See yourself being the person that you wish to become. If this is difficult to do, start small and as you break through one "inner glass ceiling," it will then give you the confidence to deepen your belief in what is possible. Before you know it, you will be enjoying a higher level of success and happiness!