There are many books in the personal development space that talk about the habits of successful people i.e. the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. They follow and find out the habits that make successful people who they are and it is said that if we do those same habits, we would get the same results in our lives. While there is some truth to this, there is a key element missing…..
We don’t want simply the habits that successful people have, we want to know and emulate the THINKING behind the actions that they take.
If a successful habit is to wake up early in the morning, why is it that they think that? What is the thought process behind that? We want to then examine what their thought patterns are versus our own and find out the gap.
If you think like a successful person, then you will create your own habits that suit you to lead you to the results that you want. For instance, if a successful person was productive waking up early so they would meditate, workout etc. when it was quiet. You still also apply that success principle if you are a night person and stay up late to do those things. We want to know the why behind the doing.
A good question to ask yourself is: How does this successful person think vs how do I think? What is the thought behind their action? What is the thought behind mine?
Analyzing your own thought patterns will allow your to discover which actions you take that are congruent with who you are. People can only see your actions, they cannot see your thinking.
If you’re at the grocery store and trying to portray a picture of health, what would your grocery cart look like? Make sure that you are congruent in your thoughts and behaviours.
Change your thoughts and you change your life!
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.