In this Frank Kern webinar he talks about peoples belief systems.
Things That Develop Your Belief System
From the moment you come into the world, you begin developing your belief system. And just how do you do this?
That first sentence contains a major hint of a notable attribute of developing beliefs… your system of beliefs forms from irrational input as well as rational!
Obviously as a newborn you donít have a well formed capacity for logical deduction, so developing your belief system is not necessarily a rational process. Rather, itís a process based on your experience of the world.
Whatever information comes to you in a form that you can digest, (ie. you have the necessary perception to process it), you file appropriately into your fledgling belief system.
As you mature, your abilities and understanding expands, and ultimately you are developing your belief system based on 5 primary methods of gathering information. Only one of these stems directly from your personal facility of critical thinking!
To gain a deeper understanding of how this works, take benefit of the current free offer for the ecourse, The Art and Magic of Believing.
Five Main Reasons You Believe
It can be very helpful and enlightening to know why you believe what you do. You might be surprised to realize some of the shaky ground you have formed your belief system on.
The big 5 are:
Evidence Based Believing
Evidence shows that one thing causes another. The understanding of causation appeals to the analytical and critical thinking part of your mind.
Developing your belief system through this method is very rationale and based on the use of logical thinking.
The skills associated with evidence based believing develop as we mature, and become more honed through education. In this mode you look for facts. You look at events that are measurable, and where one thing directly causes something else. Scientific studies supply results from research and critically tested hypotheses to support evidence based beliefs.
You can also establish beliefs based on your personal experience of cause and affect. You might continually witness a consistent outcome from your actions. For example:
- If you drive a certain route at rush hour, you know you will be 10 minutes late and upset yourself and others. Therefore you believe itís best to take an alternate route during rush hour.
- When you make dinner for friends, they express their appreciation, and you feel great. Therefore you know you will get enjoyment by creating dinner for friends.
Watch this Frank Kern webinar to learn more.