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Where do our beliefs come from?

Ever feel like your own mind is working against you? Well, you're not wrong.

Our brains, though remarkable, do not always serve us well. And there's a reason for this.

Our brains shape our perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors. However, our brains are shaped by the belief systems we inherit during our overwhelming and confusing childhoods. These beliefs become our reality, influencing every decision and action.

Your childhood experiences, coupled with authority figures' influence, form these belief systems. 

But here's where it gets tricky: when your belief systems clash with your actual experiences that are different from the belief system, something called 'cognitive distortions' come into play. 

When faced with experiences contradicting our beliefs, our brains resort to twisting reality to maintain the status quo. Overgeneralizing, black-and-white thinking, and personalizing are just a few of these distortions.

Recognizing and challenging these distortions, you can gradually dismantle those beliefs and embrace a more accurate understanding of yourself and the world.

If you struggle with any kind of self limiting beliefs or indecision, I have some techniques that prove effective for dismantling these distortions.

- Scott 

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