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NLP at Work: The Essence of Excellence, Third Edition by Sue Knight

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14Write your own lifescript: Beliefs of excellence

Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

—Peter Ustinov

Our beliefs influence and shape our behavior. They form our life script, in the sense that whatever we believe dictates how we respond to the situations and people we meet in our life. If I believe that I will always find a way to succeed no matter what I do, I am more likely to do just that than someone who believes they can never have what they really want.

Most of our beliefs are formed by the age of seven and are shaped by our parents or the equivalent of parent figures. In most cases we don’t realize what our beliefs consist ...

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