Well, literally everything a viewer does needs to tie into forcing the belief systems to change.if I was just able to believe enough.... I could do anything. Maybe so... maybe not.
(Now almost everybody THINKS that they believe in psi and have no fear of psi, but I suspect this is inaccurate. I mean we can say anything on a conscious level, but clearly there is something more involved.)
One (of many, but the main) reason for insisting bigtime that protocol be followed--I mean RV protocol, NOT the 'methods' that people are told are 'protocols'--is because nothing, but nothing, works on the belief systems as well as deliberate intent, result, feedback, and inability for the subconscious mind to have ANY other out no matter how slight.
When the sc has anything it can deflect upon, no matter how slight, it will, because change is death to the psyche apparently, and it will do everything it can to fit the experience into existing structures. It will not change structures, especially those more core to the person, without repeated, constant, hard-proof battering basically. Only practice in protocol brings that. Everything else, every 'waffling', every feedback that shifts from one pic to 'anything I can find on the internet', every not totally blind session or monitor frontloaded session, the mind can find an "out" for the psi with those. A slight misdirection, anything.
But db session, feedback, conscious recognition, that forces change. The more people do it, the more it forces change.
Which usually leads to people responding in a predictable way: they don't want change. Most fall out of RV altogether, suddenly not having time, or interest, and years later you'll find them saying "yeah, someday I'll get back to doing that"... and maybe they will. But probably, only if they recognize there was more to their departure than time.
Others decide only to view targets that are esoteric or that don't have feedback or that are "ops" with seriously limited broad-scope feedback. Others decide they simply can't view 'picture targets' anymore and drastically cut down their viewing because gosh, now they don't have a tasker very often.
And the psyche is great. It goes through refusing to get data, getting data that is 180 degrees wrong, getting data that is scary, you name it, to persuade us not to mess with its core structures, to let it be.
Only a rare quantity of very hardheaded individuals push forth despite all of that, to eventually reach a point in RV that is exceptional--which is reflected by a belief system that has become a known--and you can tell one by the other, because one finds the other.
Concerning belief, I think belief and knowing are different things. Disbelief is one thing; lack of belief either way is one thing; belief is one thing; but KNOWING is something else entirely. I think when we are too young or too stupid to know something is supposed to be hard, we often succeed, not because we believe or know, but because our lack of beliefs of any kind mean we do NOT have to fight doubt. Which can free us to 'just do it'.
But I think once the psychology realizes what one is doing, and how it compares to what seems 'normal' in some fashion, then the performance falloff hits. THEN, the person has to work on building a belief, which eventually can become a known.