Author Q&A: I Believe by Eldon Taylor

NY Times best-selling author, Eldon Taylor has spent over 25 years researching the power of the mind and developing scientifically proven methods to use this power to enhance the quality of your life. I Believe: When What You Believe Matters! is a book that will not only inspire you, but will highlight the kinds of beliefs you hold that may be causing you to fail. 

He's just released his paperback version of this internationally best selling book. For the launch, he's offering an opportunity to receive over 100 bonus gifts plus the chance to enter drawings to win super-gifts. Get the details here:

Deb Bailey: What was the motivation and inspiration behind your latest book, I Believe?

Eldon Taylor: I have spent over thirty years investigating why people self-sabotage or limit themselves, thus experiencing so much less than their highest best! What I have found is the reason rest solely in their beliefs-not their spiritual beliefs so much as their life beliefs. I found this to be true when I was conducting lie detection tests and discovering criminality, and equally true when I worked with elite athletes, business executives, professionals and lay people alike. The bottom line is this: What you believe always matters! It's like a web that fastens itself to belief-anchors, causing disheartening mediocrity in place of the glorious success we all seek.

I Believe spells out the power of belief and how it influences everything from our healthy and longevity to our success with relationships and life. Astounding as it may seem, belief can (and has) defied our so-called laws of science and it has done so over and over again. As ordinary and trite as it may seem, belief nevertheless makes all the difference in success in all walks of life. Knowing how we acquire our beliefs, and which beliefs serve us while others sabotage us, is critical to maximizing our individual potential. I Believe: When What You Believe Matters! was written to empower you with the roadmap to decipher and re-write the programming governing your life.

Deb: In you don't mind sharing, as the author, how has the belief in positive thinking impacted your life?

Eldon: Years ago I had the proverbial chip on my shoulder. I began paying my own way at age 12, paying my parents room and board and buying my own clothes and school books. I left home at an early age filled with anger directed at my parents. I could go on, but the point can be summarized this way as well. You could fairly say that back then, the bumper sticker stating "Life sucks and then you die," accurately reflected my beliefs. As time went on, both my education and avocation, revealed something truly important: I could not blame anyone else for the problems with my life and I was the only one who could change it!

I basically learned how to examine all of my beliefs, and how to change those that were not working for me. As a result, I have been happily married for over 30 years, am successful in my career and feel that I am on the correct spiritual path for me. Also my business is focused on teaching others the techniques I have learned, and today it helps people all around the world uncover their highest potential. The thank you notes I receive daily truly do brighten my life.

Deb: What is the first and foremost message you want your readers to receive from I Believe?

Eldon: That they were born with all the gifts they need to fully maximize this life experience. If things are not going as well as they had once hoped, then it is time to reassess their beliefs and to choose once again. The fact is, there is a truly remarkable and near unlimited power that resides within all, that is the very essence of our individual uniqueness. All we need to do is tap into the source of our ability and express the gift that is who we really are.

Deb: Are there any final words of wisdom you'd like to share?

Eldon: I would leave this thought with everyone. Most of us believe what we believe without ever truly examining it. In that sense, we live out counterfeit lives. As children we pretend to be many things and our make believe often becomes how we walk and talk. We change our clothes and we change our personality. Our behavior and our language can be totally different when we are in Levis and boots verses a three-piece suit.

Many of us have learned to be effective chameleons, just so we can feel as though we fit in, but in the process we have neglected the discovery of our  selves. We have learned to avoid rejection and thereby limited what we might try. We are full of what I have called the "no-don't syndrome" -- all those negatives that inform us we might fail, we're no good, we're not old enough, we're stupid or skinny or fat and so on. This too has become a part of our belief network, as have the various defense mechanisms that protect us from pain and rejection.

Bottom line, we are often list to our selves. We think in sound bytes taken from our culture and race to consume the latest whatever in a never ending need for more. In the end, it is our self-doubt that prohibits our highest realization of who we are and perhaps why we're here. The subtitle of I  Believe is "When What You Believe Matter," and that about sums up the answer for creating the person you were meant to be, for what you believe-the tiniest of beliefs, always matters!

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