You Are What You Do

whatyoudoEvery action that you take does one of two things. Your actions move you in the direction that you want to go in life or they lead you away from where you want to go.

What you think and what you believe are what creates and forms your actions. If you act in a way that brings on negative results, it is because your thoughts and beliefs are just as negative. The other side of the coin is that positive thoughts and beliefs spawn positive action.

Consider your desired results or what you want your life to look like and ask yourself, “Is what I am doing in alignment with my vision and my goals for life?”

If you are disappointed with your life situation and want things to be different then things will never change as long as you insist on doing things the way you have always done them. Constantly repeating the same patterns will never produce different results. There is the old saying about insanity that Einstein is rumored (he never said it) to have said. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Watch what you do if you want your life to change. Do not do things today the way that you did them yesterday. Do not think about the things today as you thought about them yesterday either. Do not speak and do not act the way you did you did in the past if you want today to be different.

“As long as you keep on doing what you’ve been doing then you are going to keep on getting what you’ve been getting. If you don’t like what you’ve been getting then you’ve got to change what you’ve been doing.” – Zig Ziglar

Change is binary. You either decide to do it or not. It is either a one or a zero. You are changing or you are not. If you want to change things then just do it. Change your thoughts, the way you think, and the words that you speak. There is the popular 12-Step saying that says, “You have to change you’re playthings, playmates, and playgrounds to change you’re future.”

Watch your actions and if you have to then do something different! Anything will work. You can make a game out of it. If you usually have coffee in the morning, have tea. If you drive to work by way of 1st Street, take another route. Change your soap, shampoo, anything to make things different. The fun part, which makes it a game, then becomes identifying all of the little things that you can change or do differently in your life everyday to achieve the results that you want.

The things that you do now determine the results you have right now. If you do not like the results, then change what you are doing. Watch your actions and what you do while keeping in mind that they are either getting you closer to where you want to be or driving your further away. It’s that simple.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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