People create goals about many things but often don’t achieve them because they aren’t taking action. Chances are you know what you need to do but you still might feel stuck. It’s not because of lack of motivation, Life Coach, Barb Churchill says it has everything to do with how you think.
The first step is uncovering what’s going on in our minds and uncovering our current thought patterns that are creating our current feelings, which drive our actions and create our results. So many of us think life just happens to us. We think we have no control over it. The process starts by finding out exactly what is creating our current results. You are the cause of your current results.
- Notice your thoughts
- Name and feel your feelings
- Find the thoughts causing those feelings
- Notice how those feelings are creating your actions & results
- Choose new thoughts
Once we understand our patterns and the thoughts causing them, we will inevitably want to change our thinking. Just being the witness, just being aware of your current pattern inevitably starts to change it. When you observe something from that compassionate witness, you automatically are subtly changing yourself.
Thought creation is a skill. You find your current thought causing your current pattern. You decide what you want to think and feel instead. You create a new thought. You go through the process of committing to believing the new thought. Rehearse it, practice it, and believe it ahead of time.
There are two things to remember when it comes to a new thought you want to believe: You have to believe it and it has to feel better.
For example: You can’t go from “I hate my body” to “I love my body” if you don’t believe that. Instead, try to go from “I hate my body” to “I have a body.” Now, “I have a body” feels better than “I hate my body” and it’s believable.
Questions to ask yourself:
“Who would you be without this thought?
If you literally didn’t think the thought, how would your life be different?”