Our beliefs shape our self-image
- Our beliefs about being out of work, someone not talking to us, or being heavier explain how we feel — not the situations themselves.
- Some examples of common beliefs:
- “I must not be very responsible because I’m out of work!”
- “I must not be very likable because doesn’t talk to me.”
- “I’m not as attractive because I’m heavier.”
- If you think there is no way you can change your beliefs, your brain will agree with you and ensure that you can't.