How beliefs affect behavior

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Do beliefs affect behavior?

Do beliefs affect people's behavior?
Contrary to common beliefs people don't collect information from the outside world to form new beliefs but they gather new information that supports their already existing beliefs.

This means that believing that someone is arrogant will result in changing your behavior in such a way that you will only focus on his mistakes and ignore his good deeds.

Not only can beliefs affect behavior but they can affect your life and shape your entire reality.

How beliefs affect behavior?

Beliefs Affect behavior in the following ways:

  • Limiting beliefs limits people's potential: Limiting beliefs affects behavior by preventing people from taking certain actions that they would have otherwise took if the belief was not there. An intelligent child might never study and so fails the exams if he believes that he is not intelligent.
  • Beliefs and information filtering: Just as a i said before we filter information based on our beliefs and only absorb the information that matches our belief system. This impacts our behavior by making us biased towards what we believe in no matter how many proofs are provided. That's why persuading someone to believe into something against his beliefs is hard
  • Beliefs shape reality: If a guy thinks that he will never find a job (a belief) then he will not become motivated to prepare himself for the job market (change in behavior) and later on when he tries to find a job he will fail (so his belief will become true). That's how beliefs can shape reality
  • Beliefs and self confidence: In the Solid Self confidence program i said that self confidence is no more than a set beliefs that you have about yourself. If those beliefs were positive then you will behave like a confident person while if they became negative your behavior will be changed to the opposite

How the relationship between behavior and beliefs can be useful

Its now clear that beliefs can control your actions, behavior and potential. If you learned how to acquire positive beliefs and how to get rid of negative ones then you will be able to use the tremendous power of beliefs on your side.

With a positive and powerful belief system there is no limit to what you can achieve in this world.

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