Your thoughts create your emotional and physical state. How you think and react at any given time determines the decisions or actions you take. “If you haven’t got the results that you wanted in the past than you need to transform your thinking so that you can be better prepared in the future.”, says critical thinking expert, Randy Park.
Successful people realize that by transforming their thinking that they can master the essential skills for thriving in these turbulent times. “We need to understand the strategies that can help us deal with stress and stay healthy, unfortunately, many of us wait until we are struggling, confused in our thinking and at our wits end.”, declares stress and wellness expert, Beverly Beuermann-King. “Transforming your thinking around these issues can lead to a sense of balance and happiness that using a knee-jerk approach can’t.”
“It is not just enough to change how you think, especially when we have to work with others to put our ideas together. Getting closed-minded people to listen to you or consider alternatives can be a challenge. Knowing how to get even the most difficult person to pay attention and listen will enhance your ability to convince others, sell more and get your way more often.”, claims Shelle Rose Charvet, internationally renown expert on influencing and persuasion.
Today’s essential skills involve thinking better, taking care of ourselves, working productively with others and putting these ideas and strategies into action. “People don’t achieve a significant percentage of their goals because they spend too much time setting the goals instead of working the process that ensures they achieve them.”, states Ross MacKay, author of Ideas Into Action. “Persistence and passion help to transform these thoughts and goals into action.”
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating National Transform Your Thinking Month:
- Look at the decisions that you have made in the past. Have they been the best ones that you could have or should have made. If not, evaluate how you make those decisions and see if there is something that you need to work on. e.g. do you need to look at additional options or gather more information before making your decision?
- Do you have enough tools in your strategy tool belt to deal with the issues and challenges you are facing? Using the S-O-S Principle can help ensure that you deal with issues, stay healthy and are supported during stressful times.
- Try to look for the positive or learning point in difficult situations. This isn’t the ‘silver lining’ stuff, however, if you look only at the negative side of difficult situations, you may be missing some of the good things that are happening around you that may be overshadowed by the negative. Negativity is contagious. So is being positive.
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