This is part 2 of an article I posted yesterday, which I highly recommend you check out before you dive into this.
Yesterday, I gave you two examples of seeing the opportunities in life. And those two examples are just easy examples to comprehend but, in reality, there are so many more I could give you.
See, every person that comes into your life is actually an opportunity.
An opportunity to do what?
To change your beliefs and challenge your mind, body & soul to grow like it’s never grown before.
And yet, so many people stick with the same beliefs.
I look at my life, my eating habits, my workouts, my mind, the way I do certain things.
I look at things that no longer work for me. And yet, they’ve worked up until this point. So I’ll continue, even though they’re clearly not working anymore.
The definition of insanity is, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” But right now, let’s add a new modern version to it:
Expecting not only the same results, but resisting new ways that can actually be better for you.
Why do we do this as human beings?
Why are we so stubborn in where we’re at?
And why do we always think that our beliefs are etched in stone? Like they’re the 10 Commandments and we’re Moses and we need to carry this hard tablet up down the mountain.
Why are we arguing with new partners or potential partners or amazing old partners when they’re trying to offer help? When they’re trying to offer a new belief system that would actually be beneficial?
Because here’s the thing…
A person comes into your life for a reason.
They come in with new beliefs.
New lessons to teach you.
New habits to form.
Things that you may not see.
Things that you may not even notice, they notice.
And they’re there to come in and help you. And yet, people resist that all the time.
Because, if they’re doing things that have worked for them so much in the past, why call in somebody new?
What’s the point in bringing somebody new into your life if your beliefs are what keep you going?
If you believe that every day you should leave the office at 6:00.
If you believe that you should eat chicken and broccoli every single day.
If you believe that you should have a bowl of ice cream every night at 9:37.
If you believe that every single Saturday you need to go out to brunch with your friends.
And I could go on and on, and I’m just giving ridiculous examples here, but the bottom line is: the universe, God, whatever you believe in, your own power, whatever destiny is to you, called somebody into your life by the law of attraction.
You actually worked hard to manifest somebody who is different. There’s somebody different coming into your life with a whole new set of beliefs, a whole new way of doing things, that actually might be beneficial to you for your mind, body, and soul.
So why are you resisting it?
Why are you telling somebody or acting like what you’re doing is really exactly what it should be?
You see, I don’t believe that anymore.
I have beliefs and I have things that I’ve done, and ways that I have handled my life and ways that have worked out for me. I have ways that I’ve eaten, ways that I’ve handled stress and ways that I’ve handled my kid.
They are my beliefs, and my beliefs have led me to being this functional, really wonderful person that I am in life.
But, my beliefs change pretty much on a regular basis.
Or, I’ll put it like this: they grow. Grow is a better word for it, because I’m always adding new information to what I believe. And that new information comes from all the people that have come into my life, everyone who’s given me an opportunity to grow.
I look pretty good. I’ve got a great set of abs and I’m in good shape, but I’ve had stomach issues. The inside my stomach was always a mess. And my beliefs were that I was never going to heal. My beliefs were that I would find the right pill or the right diet.
But my body was telling me, “Hey, David. I’m still not feeling good.”
So I started eliminating things from my life, eliminating them from my diet, and I started seeing how I felt.
I started really formulating a new belief. And I’ve got to tell you, lately my stomach has been feeling better than ever before.
Why? Because I’m no longer operating on the same beliefs. Those same beliefs used to work for me. Now they don’t. They’ve grown. They’ve changed.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m somebody who’s really always looking for growth. I want my beliefs challenged.
I want what I think works for me challenged.
Because life is a journey. And on this journey, every second of every day, you’re either growing and moving forward, or not growing and staying in the same place you were yesterday.
Today, you’ve got a choice. What’s it going to be.