Belief vs. Believe
December 2002- part 3

We all have different driving forces and motivators in our lives.

Many of our driving forces, whether recognition, accomplishment, service, abundance, can be traced back to our belief systems and what we learned to be important.

What are your beliefs?
Often we aren't even aware of a majority of our “life shaping” beliefs? For example what do you believe about wealth, stability, travel, adventure, tradition, parenting, hard work, poverty, politics?  All of these are belief systems that were shaped throughout your life.  Sometimes we might discover that we have beliefs that don't serve us, limit us and prevent us from living our biggest, most fully expressed life.

What if we begin to examine our beliefs and explore what it is like to simply BELIEVE--in possibilities, in ourselves, in others?

What Believing Requires
To believe in possibilities/ ourselves/ others requires courage and willingness.  It touches on what is unknown and necessitates that we trust, have faith, offer the "benefit of the doubt," and allow ourselves to dream. 

An exercise in Believing: This week raise your awareness of limiting beliefs or judgments (statements that contain the words always never, should, could or would are good starting places). Where possible, practice believing. Imagine challenges working out, rather than the worst case scenario.  Risk believing that others have good intentions.  If nothing else, you'll generally find that believing feels good.

Be open to believe.

If We All Believe
What if we all believe in ourselves completely? What if we stop second guessing ourselves and trust our “gut”? What if we trust one another? What if we believe the best of others?

Perhaps believing would in turn cause us to be more honest.  Maybe we'd take greater chances toward happiness, confident in ourselves and fueled by others believing in us.  Might we say “I love you” more?  Perhaps we'd simply be more comfortable in our own skin, trusting that who we are is already "perfect" and there's nothing to prove.

What would you do if you believed more?

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About Robin:

Robin Peglow Berg of is a Life Fulfillment Strategist --a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul.

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and biz leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what. She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.