Whatever you believe, it’s true.
“I don’t have the motivation to exercise.”
“I am addicted to sugar.”
“I fail to understand the geopolitical situation in the sub-Saharan Africa.”
Old and ingrained beliefs hold you back. The way you see yourself and the way you see the world are what built the cage you’re in.
Often, it’s only your beliefs that keep you from bending the bars and walking out. And you’re unlikely to change your behaviour until you change what you believe.
Or maybe you’d prefer Soundgarden’s version of the events.