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Your Beliefs Don’t Have to Define You

Your beliefs don’t have to define you, only if you let them. They express your understanding of the truth right now, and you have the choice to consider other

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beliefs and opinions. You can choose to maintain your beliefs and to change your mind in the face of new information.

If, on the other hand, you equate your beliefs with the truth, then you’re more likely to feel anxious and frustrated with others who don’t share your convictions. Continue reading

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You Have Been Paying Attention

Whether you know it or not, you have been paying attention to those negative beliefs you’ve been telling yourself. You know you have been paying attention to

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You are a complete self, containing both positive and negative thoughts and actions.

your negative self talk because you feel rotten about parts of yourself. Even if you also tell yourself those beliefs are not true, there’s a part of you that can’t let go of those negative beliefs.

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The Courage to Change

One definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing but to expect a different result. Too often I see otherwise sane and intelligent people act as though they

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We can settle for what comes our way, or we can go after what we want.

always have, and yet expect that a relationship, health, or job situation will change in precisely the way they want.

It’s easy to tell yourself that others must do the changing. You don’t have to do anything except sit back and wait. Your wish is your command.

Except, your wish is only your wish. If you really expect things to change, then you have to be the one to make the change. Continue reading

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