I believe what I believe until I change my mind. Seasons change. And you have a birthright and choice to change yours too when it is expedient to do so. It’s not about what you believe as right or wrong as much as it is expanding your sense of self-actualization (as Maslow would have said), compassion, love, purpose, and meaning—for yourself and those you interact with.

Does it expand your light and your vision for your life, or does it keep you in the darkness of fear?

Beliefs are simply thoughts with feelings that get wired into our body/mind and color our perception of our self and our life. Then they become our habits, and habits can create blind spots, even “cataracts of the soul.” (It must be the eye surgeon in me!) These are misperceptions that can keep you from seeing your true potential. As Warren Buffet said:

“The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”

Habitual ways of thinking can make or break your business endeavors, your personal and business relationships, your influence, and even your health. Fortunately, habits can be broken more easily when you are more self-aware. You are not just a victim of circumstances. No, your circumstances are the result of your true beliefs, i.e., the way that you think and feel.

We are conditioned to believe (there’s that word again) that we should never change our minds, and that just because we were “raised that way” we have to cling to the beliefs and values of others, even though it doesn’t feel authentic. This will keep you from being “YOU, Magnificently.” You are created with a particular purpose and uniqueness that no one can fully replicate. If you are able to let go of the beliefs that keep you imprisoned in your mind, you will be able to bring forth your gifts and talents that are meant to impact your world, maybe even “The World,” in a highly visible and public way. Both ways are important to the whole of humanity. No one is insignificant.

The world is so far out of balance because so many of us are not in our proper purpose or aligned with our calling. This is why aligning mind and heart is so important—and so powerful. This is where true innovation comes from. Growth comes with examining where you are with an open mind and having the courage to evolve and change to adapt to the present moment.

Business, leadership, and current events evolve; life is not static. What worked then does not work now. Change is evolving faster than ever. Have you noticed? Give yourself permission to change your mind. This is not about throwing away your intellect. On the contrary, it’s about thinking for yourself instead of letting “authorities” dictate what is best for your highest good, and how you can help the world. It’s a partnership between intuition and intellect, between mind and heart. It’s about being whole again. What do you believe?

Author's Bio: 

Valencia Ray, M.D. teaches business owners and corporate leaders how their amazing brain can actually hijack personal power -- not in the abstract, but in the context of integrating business and personal life. Dr. Ray, a board-certified eye surgeon and medical business owner for over 20 years before selling her practice, shares her own life changing process. By sharing her story, she helps others to expand their vision and learn that by living with purpose and confidence, it is possible to have a more integrated, healthier lifestyle – with less struggle, more inner peace and more abundance.

For more information and to contact her regarding dynamic, inspirational keynotes, trainings in collaborative leadership and team building, entrepreneurship and coaching programs, visit her website at http://www.ValenciaRay.com