Change your Beliefs to improve Your self-image and Self-Esteem
Before youi can change a belief system you may have about what kind of person you think you are it is important to first understand a little about how a belief system works.
Belief systems are nothing more than repetitive thoughts that have come to be so automatic; you don't even notice them anymore.
The subconscious mind tends to use a fixed, automatic pattern that was put in place at a very early age. Once in place, our belief system will unconsciously attract the people and circumstances that validate it. As negative beliefs accumulate over the years and become part of the system, it gets easier to collect 'evidence' that appears to support those beliefs and harder to see any evidence to the contrary!
With an unbalanced negative belief system in place, our sense of reality can get so tied up, polarized and distorted it is almost impossible to see which beliefs are helping us and which are holding us back.
False beliefs can also set up conditions for a 'self-fulfilling prophecy' where the expected result or prediction is more likely to happen because of the things done to prepare for it. Keep in mind that we are always on the lookout for reasons to validate our beliefs.
Before trying to change an unwanted belief it is helpful to acknowledge the positive intention behind it when it was first installed. After all, most negative beliefs were originally installed to protect us and were relevant to what was going on at the time.
The problem arises when we hold onto these beliefs even though they may not hold true for the same situations today.