"Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year."
Your beliefs are what is running your life. The way you react to your children, your parents, siblings, your boss, work colleagues, to any confrontation, relationship, even an overdue bill or a late paycheque. All that you do and say is due to some button that was installed or something you were taught or have read, heard or seen. All of your experiences contributed to your belief system.
Everything that you have absorbed in your lifetime has cumulated in your opinions/reactions. You react from that reservoir of convictions that you believe to be true. Some of these beliefs are honourable and others, which I'm sure if you really looked at them, you'd agree are plain silly. Yet, you have chosen to run your life from this point of view until this moment.
You have choices, you do not have to emulate your parents, your favourite teacher or your idol, until your death. You have a mind of your own, and you can change it. If you take a long look at your reactions to certain situations, you may find that you have a system that is irrelevant today... it no longer serves you.
This would be the best news ever, because then, you would have the opportunity to create beliefs that are pertinent to you and the life you live in this moment and thereafter.