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How to change your belief about something.


Changing your beliefs can be a bit tricky. Our beliefs are in charge of our decisions. If you want to change your decision making process you need to take a good look at your beliefs.

Take some time to consider what influences you are allowing to affect your beliefs. What papers are you reading? What news stations are you watching or listening to? What do your friends and family believe about certain things?

All these have influence over what you believe.

What beliefs do you have that are either the same as or in contradiction to your parents or even grandparents? Many people will reject the beliefs of these authority figures as a form of rebellion. Those beliefs may become ingrained although years later you may actually believe differently. So how do you know? You need to ask delving questions like:

  • ‘Why do I believe [xyz]?’ and
  • ‘Am I sure that my belief in [xyz] is sound?’ or
  • ‘What evidence do I have for believing [xyz]?’

It’s possible to change a belief in an instant, as with many other changes, it’s the getting ready that takes the time.

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Have You Got Less Working Years Ahead Or Behind You?

Stuart Young, London, UK


This is an extract from my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” which is available for 2 whole weeks to my subscribers at no cost ahead of it going on sale at Kindle.

(Details of how to get your copy at the bottom)


p.9 of “Do You Hate Your Job?”

I read a blog post by Stephen Edwards recently and this line in it inspired the question above: “The truth is I have probably lived more days than I’m going to live.“ Wow! That focuses the mind, right?

We’ve all heard of Peak Oil – it’s the point when we have burned more oil than is left in the ground, we’ve gone past the halfway mark – there’s less left than what we’ve used. Trouble is, we’re using it faster every day so it won’t last as long as we’ve been using it already.

This is much like life – it goes faster the more we live it. The older we get the quicker it goes! The big question is – what are you going to do with what’s left?

Nobody knows how much time they have, so let’s make each and every day a step towards who we really are and who we really want to be. Let’s show the world our unique selves, let’s offer the gift of ourselves to everyone.

If you’re a man of 38 or more, you’re probably halfway through your life – shocking right? The same if you’re a woman of 40 or more. I don’t say that to depress you but rather to spur you on to consider what you want the rest of your life to be like – work or otherwise.

And that is largely down to what you DO.

Every day is a new opportunity to change your mindset and change your life.

“All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that’s been given you.” ~ Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)


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Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Stuart Young, London, UK


You may have heard of Blue Monday , it’s the day in January that’s supposed to be the most miserable day of the year (as decided by Cliff Arnall but largely attributed to Porter Novelli PR agency).

Some say it’s the last Monday of the month, some say it’s the first.

According to the article it was a formula based on the weather, how many days it had been since Christmas, the amount of collective debt there is, and the time since failing any new year resolutions.

The equation has since been widely ridiculed but, there probably is some truth to it. This is the time of year when, certainly in the northern hemisphere, we are coming down from the high of the Christmas break. The weather IS terrible, we have spent to much, eaten too much, drunk too much and we generally re-evaluate our lives using the new year as a symbolic time of rebirth.

The Independent newspaper wrote about it the other day, as did many other papers and periodicals, so I guess this is on people’s minds everywhere.

But what can we do about it?

Well you can only change the things you can – the weather is the weather, everything else on the list is a matter of choice.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

For most people the act of going back to the same old workplace is key to the misery. If you are one of them maybe it’s time you start by looking at what you do for a living as a priority.

Do you want 2014 to be the same as 2013?




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