It’s one thing to change your beliefs due to some event, either something traumatizing or minor. Perhaps a blog post got you to think about a different way of looking at life. What good does it do you to want to change, but don’t take the action needed to better yourself?
Unfortunately, we don’t always change out behaviors to match our beliefs. For example, my recent blog post was about the difficulty of stating your needs and wants. There are many reasons that it’s difficult to do this. You might agree that it’s important to examine your beliefs to see if they are holding you back. After pinpointing the problem, you don’t take small action steps to ask for what you need.
It’s difficult to make these changes. When you realize that you’re not behaving as you believe you should be, it can be hard to change your actual behavior. Be sure to spend time every day thinking about what changes you want to make, and then dedicate time to following through with those changes.
It won’t happen immediately. It will take a few weeks for you to get totally used to changing your behavior. In the meantime, ask a friend or family member to help you focus on this change and keep you on track. If you’re the only one paying attention to it, you’ll find yourself forgetting about the change until you’ve completely forgotten about it. When you start really acting as you believe, you’ll find that you’re happier with who you are. This leads to you finding happiness in life much more quickly.
What can you do to act on your beliefs? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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