THE PROGRAM FOR UPGRADING YOUR BELIEFS
THE SEQUENTIAL PROGRAM FOR LEARNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
Print this page and then use the sheet to check these off as you complete them (or enter the day's date number to indicate the day you finished it. (The check off is "I understand and agree with this". If you are missing or disagreeing, explore further, such as talking with a knowledgeable person in the area.)
The scoring system, until you can come up with a better one, will be ten points for every hour spent learning and revising and devising beliefs. If you earn any less than 100 points, then you have not made a realistic starting attempt to get any results. If you get more points than that, you are to be applauded for your tenacity, as most people will not even get to that point(!!!!!).
Use a daily scoring sheet to keep track. Celebrate for each 10 points attained, as that is a marvelous focused continued effort on your part - few people stick to it that long or even devote much continuous attention along a path.
Note that, although you will be learning and devising and focusing on key beliefs to change, your essential work is to fill in all the parts of the "end product" - scroll down to see what that is...
Incidentally, you're not finished until you can say, truly, "I am happy." And part of that will be from arriving at the other test point, where you do not experience anxiety/fear at all during the regular day. Read that last sentence again, as you must be clear that you must not stop before that point of completion!!!
JUST FOLLOW THESE
The number of pieces on this site in this area will continue to be increased, so you might find yourself seeing a link that you find of interest on the pages below. Click on it and see if you should add it to your list.
__ Get the overview from the main overview intro pages:
essential understanding that people deny, much to their detriment.
source of not being happy.
good overview and the instructions of what to do. See "Changing Beliefs" section, below.
Harmful Thinking. If you correct these two, the other false beliefs about yourself cannot
belief/viewpoint is essential for happiness. It is not optional. Once one sees the reality of it, there is no
source of not being happy.
that they have great powers of perception. They insist on reading minds, behaviors,
relying on intuition, etc., but they end up doing themselves harm.
CHANGING THE BELIEFS
First, be aware that there are different types of beliefs: Values, Global Beliefs, Core Beliefs, and specific beliefs that revolve around a particular emotion or situation or way of dealing with life, from anger to seeking approval. To improve beliefs you would want to see examples of what the beliefs consist of and how they have been upgraded. See the appropriate section fo the above, all in boxes on the page for the Directory/Links Beliefs And Thoughts section.
"complete" the work.
be cleared up to live a good life!
purpose for a belief offers the opportunity to ferret out if the belief truly works for that purpose
as a byproduct!
disclaiming it has a powerful effect on 'disappearing' old beliefs.
What fits here in the sequence of what is needed in life is The Program For Managing Thoughts, for beliefs are simply thoughts (mental constructs) which need not be believed or harbored uselessly or harmfully in our minds. Of course, if you dump a negative belief, then there is less to manage on an ongoing basis - and enormous energy can be freed up!
OF GREAT IMPACT These change and often cancel out the power of negative beliefs. Very impactful. Don't underestimate the power of these. Just "talking these outloud" makes a huge difference.
of these as trite formalities or "being technical" for no purpose.
MOST HARMFUL BELIEFS RESULT IN "FEAR"
List of all the fears - Virtually all are just made up beliefs. Look for your fears here (and possibly match it up to the specific beliefs listed in the Beliefs Contents/Links page.
We'll come back to this to further understand it in the learning curve.
AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION TO SHORE UP THE REALITIES OF LIFE
The basic Barksdale program worked for me years ago. It is a good reinforcer for what is above, and below. You might begin with this piece in the sequence and then go to the one that follows, and so on: The Procedure For Building Sound Self-Esteem.
__ Model the new beliefs after these.
__ Beliefs suggested to substitute for existing specific beliefs, see Directory.
__ Beliefs of healthy, effective, powerful people
__ What the "product" looks like: The Beliefs Workbook contains the organization for your beliefs, starting at section #300. Note that some of these were not addressed above, but they still are a form of belief. The 500 series is a rigorous extension of your thinking and formulating results. Having these slots "filled in" in your mind is powerful - very, very powerful. All the titles can be inserted in the search engine so that you'll see an explanation and examples.