Sometimes, I don’t know what I believe until I have to voice it.
But louder than my voice, are my actions. Before I am even consciously aware of what I believe deep down, the obvious is stated in my day-to-day behaviours. Observers may see more clearly, what I barely acknowledge in myself.
Beliefs are often unconscious. I’m especially disconnected from beliefs underlying my worst habits. I succumb to unpredictable behaviours that contradict my conscious intentions.
Identifying and changing my core beliefs (in order to change my outcomes) seems like a lot of hard, deep-digging work.
So, for now, if I catch myself sabotaging:
- I accept it, forgive myself, and move on;
- I’m honest with myself about the benefits I got from this; and
- I reflect on what I can do better next time.
Beliefs shift slowly. Human behaviour takes time to evolve.
Beliefs and Behaviour © November 18, 2015 | Annie Zalezsak