What Do You Believe About Your Marriage?
I mentioned I had ordered Michael Hyatt’s new book, Your Best Year Ever. Aside from recommending the book because it delivers, I want to share something from the first step in his book.
Beliefs shape your reality.
When you believe something you act on it. If you believe you will fail, you will likely fail. If you believe you have something of value to share, you are more likely to share with confidence. We tend to get what we expect according to our beliefs.
My point in bringing this up is that often we have poor marriage related beliefs and that can impact how we approach our spouse.
Do you think about something you would like to do with your spouse, but then have a doubting afterthought that takes you out? “Oh, that won’t work” or “he probably won’t go for that.”
Keep an eye on your inner thought life for awhile. Are you telling yourself limiting thoughts? Can you recognize them? Sometimes it helps to write them down. When you do, ask yourself, can you reject them or perhaps reframe them a bit more accurately? It may feel a bit awkward at first, but you can adopt more positive thoughts about your marriage.
“I need to be satisfied with what I have” could become “I’m going to invite my husband to join me in building a better marriage”.
“I’m too old to be sexy” could become “I am inherently sexual and I can bless my man’s socks off”.
“I’m no good at <whatever>” could become “I bet there is a resource online that can help me learn, I can do this”.
Take the time to watch your thought life and give yourself more positive marriage thoughts.
The best way to overcome limiting beliefs is to replace them with liberating truths. Michael Hyatt
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