Don’t Believe Everything You Believe!

Published on December 29, 2012 by

Believe it or not, 2013 is just around the corner! If you have been thinking about how you would like the new year to be one of discovery, growth and achievement, here is a tip:"Don't believe everything you believe! If you want things to change in your life, you must change first. Life and the universe works from the inside out; as within, so without.

When I was in my early twenties, I came across this poem:

My Wage

“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”

-Jessie B. Rittenhouse


Give this poem some thought before 2012 ends and 2013 begins. What beliefs did you create your reality and results from over the past year. It's time to take an inventory of what we have believed about self, life, relationships, money and our health and ask which ones served us well and which ones didn't. The great thing about beliefs is that we don't have to keep on believing them. We can question them, challenge them and doubt them. We can decide they don't work for us any longer and update our subconscious minds about what we want to believe going forward.

Our beliefs are just beliefs. They aren't facts or we would simply call them facts, not beliefs.

We bargained with Life in 2012 based upon the beliefs we held on to. If you want to bargain for something better, it's time to get better beliefs to bargain with.

I wish you a  happy and prosperous New Year!


  1. Steve

    I know I'm definitely looking forward to 2013 and cultivating beliefs that bring greater prosperity. Interestingly, I was just reading an article on Disruptive Thinking where it said, "To think disruptively is to challenge accepted ways of thinking, explore new paths, learn from failure, and, ultimately, devise solutions to vexing problems." This sounds a lot like challenging the beliefs that govern what we think and do.

  2. Alan Allard


    Yes, "disruptive thinking" would definitely include challenging our beliefs. I don't know where the term came from, but I love it.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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