Is Seeing Believing?
July 26, 2016 | Ray Cattaneo
“What the eyes see and the ears hear is already in the mind. No. Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing.”
Listening to an interesting audio book the last few days on “Why we don’t do things even though we know what to do.”
A great exercise was questioning your thought patterns and negative experiences with the following:
Is this belief justified or true?
Does it serve a purpose?
How does it make me feel?
If it’s a negative pattern you ultimately need to shift a belief pattern and replace it with one that is justified by data. This is also a great process when you fear something…fear is nothing but negative imagery associated with a belief pattern. Question the pattern and you’re on the way to breaking it but it all starts with your belief!
One other thing that leads to success: your goals must have smaller sub goals that are completely controllable meaning you can absolutely hit them or else you set yourself up for failure by trying to control things outside of your control. Focusing on smaller goals leads to daily wins ensuring a feeling of success. On the contrary, focusing on large things that are out of your control will drive hopelessness and a feeling of defeat.
We all have a choice but of course there’s only one thing that leads down that path…action! Give it a shot!