You are proactive, you value your life and take time to try and make it everything you dream of. You think positive thoughts, maintain a great attitude, take action and still see no results…
Do you ever feel like a duck treading water upstream? Do you work hard day after day and find that you still aren’t any closer to your reaching your dreams?
If this is true for you, I have exciting news! There is a solution and it’s not difficult, but it’s unlikely that anyone has explained to you the way I’m about to…
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Be careful of what you wish for because it just might come true.” You should also be careful of what you think for the same reason, but what exactly creates your thoughts? Considering that your thoughts create a chain effect ending in the creation of your life, knowing what creates them would be the key.
Great thoughts lead to -> great attitude which leads to -> great actions which leads to -> great results which lead to -> a great life!
Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. – Stephen R. Covey
I consider myself to be a proactive person. Over the last 8 years or so I’ve been thinking positive thoughts, visualizing my future, creating habits, yet I never truly felt like I was getting anywhere.
Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing. Doing things won’t create your success, doing the right things will and if you’re doing the wrong things, doing more of them won’t increase your odds of success. It will only take you further from success faster. – Jeff Olson
The reason I failed is because my core was out of whack with my dreams! My core philosophy slanted my thoughts, made my attitudes feel fake, and dis-empowered my actions. You have a core philosophy too, it creates the way you see and understand the world. Your core philosophy is your perspective of reality, it’s your view of life and the world. It is the genuine version of yourself, the subconscious aura that directs your every thought, emotion, and decision. Your core philosophy holds what is true to you, it composes your innermost beliefs and values. Your core is your mind’s foundation, the house of your life is built upon it and the sturdier the foundation the better the house.
One example is when I used to work on my dream of having deeper relationships. My core philosophy which prioritized money, health, and work above friends, kept that from ever happening… I didn’t understand it at the time, but the truth is that my desire for better relationships wasn’t something I genuinely valued and believed in (facing your core can be uncomfortable, but revealing). I am happy to say that after breaking down my core, analyzing, and re-building it, I now have a strong network of family and friends!
There is good and bad news regarding your core.
The Bad News – The scary thing about your core is that most of it wasn’t created by you. When you were born you were a blank slate and didn’t have the capability of creating yourself. So your prejudices, beliefs, opinions, habits, thought patterns, values, and activities were adapted from someone or something else. Unfortunately those creations may be completely inadequate with the life you are currently trying to build.
Take me for example, my family had the best of intentions but essentially thought me to never trust anyone for any reason. However, my dreams are to help people, which requires me to look for the best in people instead of anticipating the worst. Your core philosophy was probably created by people who had the best of intentions, but only you can decide if their intentions were the best.
Some of your core could have been created by evil forces who had their own agenda for the use of your life. Take teens who smoke for example, they see the cool characters in movies and music videos smoking and because peer appearance is important at that age, they may take up smoking. Perhaps now as an adult they realize smoking is bad for their health and want to quit, but smoking is ingrained in their core. When big tobacco companies pay media producers to advertise cigarettes through main characters in movies, is their agenda to serve the teens or serve themselves ($)?
The Good News – Thankfully you can breakdown your core philosophy, analyze it, and re-script it to be in line with your true desires. You can be you own creator. You can destroy the first creation and build the second. Your dreams will become an unstoppable force once you have aligned your core philosophy to support the thoughts, attitudes, and actions required to reach them. If the steps you are taking to improve yourself aren’t genuine to your core, they won’t work.
The secret lies in choosing dreams that are true to your core, or adjusting your core to be true to your dreams!
So ask yourself, do you know what lies at the deepest level of your core philosophy of life?
If you don’t, discovering your core philosophy is a rewarding first step!
If you do know your core, does it mesh well with your dreams?
If it doesn’t, kick some butt and re-script your core!
It isn’t reality which shapes you. But the lens (your core philosophy) in which you view the world that shapes reality. You can change the lens and thus change your happiness, your experience, your life.
Your core philosophy is the foundation of your mind. It is the machine which creates your thoughts.
Your core philosophy -> creates your attitudes -> which creates your actions -> which creates your habits -> which creates your character -> which creates your results -> which creates your life!
If you master your core, you master yourself. If you master yourself, you master your life.
What is your core (beliefs, values, perspective, etc.)?