Change Your Words

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‘Change your thoughts and you change your world.’
Norman Vincent Peale

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We are all creatures of habit and it is easy to get stuck in the ‘same’. How do we break out of a thought pattern or change how we see things?

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In order to change your old patterns of thinking you first have to recognise what they are. Your thoughts, if you think about it, are embedded or filed in your mind under specific life areas.

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Our thoughts play a key role in our daily effectiveness. They shape our attitude, how we feel, and what we do. The thoughts we think can help us be more resourceful in any situation.

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Here is a simple and effective way to change your thought patterns. The keys are:.

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Direct your attention

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Change your focus

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Change the question

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In a nutshell, to direct your attention, you choose to change your focus. To change your focus, you ask yourself a different question. For example, asking yourself ‘Why isn’t this working?’ is a very different question than asking, ‘What might work?’

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You can ask questions about you, other people, or the situation. You can ask questions about your thinking, feeling, or doing. One of the best ways to break out of a rut in any situation is to ask, ‘How do I solve this?’ or ‘Who else shares this problem?’ Simply by asking new questions, you shift your mind into a more resourceful mode. Play around with different questions to see how quickly you can change how you feel. For example, ask yourself what the favourite part of your day was, and this will direct your attention to the good stuff.

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Recognising and changing your way of thinking can be a slow process depending on your patterns of thinking and how much you want to change. People can change, do change and change for the rest of their lives, I know I have, so do not be thinking you will never be able to change. You can and you will if you really want to.

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Change the way you look at the world, focus on the positive and ask yourself different questions, starting today.

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“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
Steve Maraboli

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