Your beliefs most definitely influence your actions; more than that, your beliefs actually influence what you are physically capable of.
An amazing new study published in May in Psychological Science shows that if believe that you free will you have more physical capabilities than if you disbelieve in free will.
Volunteers read either a passage extolling free will or a passage saying that free will was illusory. Those who read the passage advocating free will were able to respond significantly faster on a reaction test. “To lose confidence in free will seemingly introduced a lag between conscious choice and action.”
If that doesn’t make you want to examine and improve your beliefs, I don’t know what will!
“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” –Henry Ford.
If that doesn’t make you examine and improve