I recently read about a study conducted by Yale professor Bernie Siegel that opened my eyes. Prof. Siegel studied people who had multiple personalities. Amazingly, when one personality took over, Siegel noticed changes in physical appearance. Eye color changed and birthmarks disappeared. Their very DNA was changing along with their personalities. All because they believed themselves to be someone else.
This study showed that beliefs are so powerful they can change your very cell structure and alter your DNA, causing wholesale changes throughout the body.
Now imagine that you believe yourself to be the best at what you do. Imagine you are able to believe it down to your bones.
What will happen?
Your new belief will alter your behavior. You’ll start doing things only the best in your profession do. Your new belief will prompt you to devote more time in perfecting your knowledge and/or skills in whatever profession you believe yourself to be the best in. You’ll start reading more, asking more questions, experimenting with new and better approaches to things.
Your new belief will infect your brain cells, causing them to fire up with other brain cells in order to create new synapses that make being the best possible. These new synapses will make you smarter.
As the physical makeup of your brain changes, you will start to realize the success that only the best in your profession experience: more money, more prestige, powerful relationships.
In short, your entire life will change just by changing your beliefs.
That’s the power of beliefs.