Since you were a toddler you have faced overwhelming forces determined to brainwash you, hold you down, destroy your self-esteem, manipulate you into buying shit you don’t need, consuming toxic substances, going into debt, blowing up your relationships, and basically becoming a worker drone in the collective. You were unknowingly brainwashed by these forces and programed with numerous negative, dysfunctional, and harmful beliefs. And once you accepted those beliefs as your own (unknowingly), you’ve probably been practicing behavior that is still today, self-sabotaging the results you say you want.
We all have developed core foundational beliefs about the world around us and how we fit into it. The most important core beliefs in terms of the self-esteem you develop and how happy and successful you ultimately become, can be quantified in the following six categories:
Here’s a frightening, startling and cogent fact: your default setting on most or all of these beliefs was set before you were ten years old. Really.
You may think it’s farfetched to think that beliefs you developed in these six areas – as a child – are dramatically impacting your relationships, prosperity and happiness decades later. But that reality is pretty much a given. You could be sabotaging your marriage, getting passed up for a promotion, or have $60,000 worth of credit card debt right now – because of programming you received at six, seven or eight years old. Really.
Let’s break down what this actually looks like…
Now do you believe you might have been brainwashed to self-sabotage yourself? Please share your thoughts below. And I’ll explore the subject deeper in the next post.