Behave your way into a new way of thinking
It's far more powerful to behave your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of behaving. — Robin Sharma
I enjoy thinking. I relish those deep self-reflecting sessions where I dissect things, trace lines, and connect dots. Yet, I've learned that self-reflection and thinking can get me only so far.
There's a point after which I get stuck in a thinking loop, running around thoughts without producing any tangible change.
I've learned that thinking about change is safer than actually changing. Imagining the new is fun without risks. But also without results.
But if I want to make a real and meaningful impact on myself and others, at some point, all those new ideas and changes must manifest in the form of new behaviours.
I was immersed in this train of thought when I found those words from Robin Sharma. I remember reading about commitments and the fact that we are what we do every day.
So, I'm experimenting with a new approach in my growth and evolution journey. First, I identified the things I must prune. Then, I defined a few behaviours that reflect my commitment to my new self. And now, I'm focusing on sticking with these new behaviours, observing what happens and adjusting in my journey towards an evolved version of myself.
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