Ah, the good life. Everyone wants to live it, but not everyone does. Why?

The answer often lies in beliefs we aren’t even aware of.

You see, from the moment you came to exist, you’ve been watching and learning from everyone around you. You don’t even consciously realize most of the ideas and beliefs that you formed when you were a child.

But if you aren’t living the good life, one of those old beliefs is probably getting in your way.

Maybe it’s…

  • It would make others uncomfortable if I have more than them
  • I’m not worthy of that kind of life
  • I’m not smart enough to be successful
  • Someone’s always around to stop poor people from becoming rich
  • I’ll never have the things I want
  • Money is bad
  • Getting by is good enough

Now, you may not be consciously aware of the belief that is putting the brakes on your plans, but if you’re actively trying to transform your life and it isn’t happening — or you seem to get stuck or blocked just when you almost make it — you deeply believe something that goes against your desire to live the good life.

Try this simple exercise…

Go somewhere that allows you to be still and quiet. Ask yourself the following questions and write down your answers:

  1. What do I believe about money?
  2. Whose voice do I hear saying the answer?
  3. What do I believe about nice possessions?
  4. Whose voice do I hear saying the answer?
  5. What do I believe about free time and work?
  6. Whose voice do I hear saying the answer?
  7. What do I believe about what I deserve in life?
  8. Whose voice do I hear saying the answer?
  9. What do I believe about getting ahead in life?
  10. Whose voice do I hear saying the answer?

Many people will find at least one limiting belief while doing that exercise.

Sometimes it’s enough to just know that the belief exists. Since it formed when you were quite young, your adult self can realize that it isn’t true and you’ll be freed from it.

However, sometimes you need a little help. If that’s the case for you, I’m here for you. Send me an email at heather@mindfulchange.com or call me at 613.601.1083, and we’ll set up a 30-minute discovery session.

Next week, I’m going to tell you about a woman who was tired of feeling alone in the world – and what she did about it.


Here’s your quote for this week:

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”
~Henry Ellis