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Thoughts to Actions

What you will get:The link between thoughts and your identity

 

Be careful what you think…

 

Because repeated thoughts become beliefs…

 

And embedded beliefs become habits…

 

And repeated habits become traits…

 

And repeated traits become part of your identity…

 

Part of how you and others see you in this world.

 

And your identity will determine the quality of your life.

 

Let’s look at a couple of examples…

 

The thought: I wonder if my husband (wife) is late because he’s been in an accident.

 

Repeat this thought or similar thoughts regularly, which leads to…

 

The beliefs: It is dangerous driving at night and most drivers are irresponsible and reckless

 

Which forms…

 

The habit: Texting your husband several times and eventually phoning him to make sure he is ok…

 

Which leads to…

 

The trait:I worry a lot when there is no logical reason to worry.

 

Which creates…

 

The identity: I am a “worrier”

 

Confirmed by friends and family who often say to you:

 

“You’ve always been a bit of a worrier.”

 

And there you have it…your destiny and identity as a worrier is set up for life.

 

Congratulations!

 

But wait a minute,

 

Let’s try and run that story again….

 

But what if you choose a different identity?

 

The thought: My parents used to worry a lot about things they could not change. Like the news and the sadness in the world and traffic accidents. It’s so good I have chosen a different path.

 

Forming the belief…

 

My path in life is for me to choose, no one else.

 

And the trait…

 

I always look for the positive opportunities and assume the best is about to happen…

 

And the identity…

 

I am an optimist in life.

 

And friend and family say to you often…

 

“You always been an optimist.”

 

Makes you think, doesn’t it?

 

I’m off to notice my thoughts, form healthy beliefs and traits and create a healthy sense of identity.

 

How about you?

 

To your fulfilment.

 

Steve

 

 

Steve Neale
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”

 

Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership

 

www.stevenealeinternational.com

To learn more please contact:
Steve Neale, steve@stevenealeinternational.com