So, you want to make some changes in your life. You’re fed up of not having achieved anything, and you know that something needs to change. But where do you start?
Well, of course you need to start with a bit of positive thinking. After all, if you think positive, then good things will happen, right? Wrong.
There is of course a lot of merit in thinking positively about things rather than negatively. After all if you tell yourself that you can’t achieve what you want then chances are you won’t achieve it because your negative thinking will prevent you from actually taking the next step forward.
Except sometimes positive thinking also prevents us from taking the next step forward, because we’re so busy thinking about what we could achieve, and what we believe we can achieve, that we don’t actually take the time to go out there and achieve it.
The thought process is only the beginning of the journey. Positive thinking isn’t enough, you have to take positive action based on that thought process.
If you walk into a job interview believing you can get the job you will come across more confident, but if you haven’t made the effort to submit a decent application all the positive thinking and belief in the world isn’t going to get you the job.
If you go into an exam believing you can pass but haven’t actually done any revision, the tutor will be surprised when you fail because you seemed so positive, but actually if you haven’t taken the action then the thought alone wasn’t enough to see you through.
Although if you did the revision but feel negatively about the exam there’s every chance you will still pass.
Your thought processes have nothing to do with what you achieve. Only the action you take does.
Self belief means nothing if you’re not acting on it.
So, do you believe in yourself? Good. Because that means you’re ready to take the next step, and take positive action towards what it is you want to achieve.
Get in touch and let me know how I can help.