There is a direct connection between changing our poor thinking habits and living a more successful and happy story.
Yes—the way we think, process information, interpret the world around us, make sense of it all and take action all come from “thinking habits” we’ve developed over the years.
These habits are mostly a function of our environment.
What if, however, our thinking habits are not good habits? For example, sometimes our eating habits are not healthy habits.
What if the way we view events around us, the way we perceive and process external things and internal emotions, is actually holding us back?
Think about this for a minute.
As a real estate professional and luxury broker in one of my businesses, I’m in the business of marketing, whether I want to believe it or not. I would never get a chance to sell a property if I weren’t first successful in marketing.
I’ve never shown a house without first getting a buyer interested. One precedes the other. But what is marketing, and what makes someone a good marketer?
I see marketing as the art of effective story telling.
Creative storytelling can move someone from where they are to a place of desired and intended action. For example, from elicited interest to a closed sale in real estate.
But what if we’re telling the wrong stories? Not to buyers or clients—but to ourselves?
What if our thinking habits are, in fact, hurting us and holding us back from achieving our own true greatness?
What if these thinking habits are actually “errors in thinking”? This is a way of thinking and processing that doesn’t truly work. It’s an illogical and incorrect thought framework.
We live life through telling and consuming stories. We’ve always done so since the beginning of language—and even before that, through graphic depictions of life and experience.
What if you are telling yourself the wrong story of your life?
What if you are playing out a false narrative that is actually not your story?
What if you are holding yourself back by not believing enough in what could be, and in a huge vision for your ideal life—and instead you’re telling yourself a false story?
What if that untrue story keeps you from pushing the envelope, going outside of your comfort area, prevents you from taking calculated risks and pursuing your passion?
What if one error in thinking was simply thinking you couldn’t or shouldn’t live the life of your dreams and your highest vision for you and those you love?
What if you stopped telling yourself a limiting story that prevented you from living and reaching your true potential and vision?
What would happen then?
The mind is the most beautiful and amazing thing. The energy and the momentum it can create, either positive or negative, and its effect on life…is simply extraordinary.
The amazing thing is that you have the ability to change how you are thinking in order to attract more positive energy and momentum into your life.
The most potent form of energy is thought, because thought-waves are cosmic waves penetrating all time and space.
As the saying goes…
“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”Unknown
Our thoughts can become and create our destiny!
Think about the power of your “Thinking Story”!
“A man is but the product of his thoughts—what he thinks, he becomes.” —Gandhi
There is a direct connection between changing our poor thinking habits and living a more successful and happy life.
Write down some of your thinking habits. Sort them into positive and negative. Which habits don’t align with your positive outlook and goals and need to go? Which ones should you keep to help shape your new future?
How did your mindset about your story affect your habits today? What bad habits appeared when you were struggling? What good habits surfaced when you were in a positive place?
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