“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
I love this quote!
It puts into perspective how we as leaders influence our businesses and organizations every day with every interaction and every decision. This quote also reinforces the guiding principle behind one of my all-time favorite books, The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz, which is “You are what you think you are.”
Take a moment and think about that for yourself – you are what you think you are.
What have your thoughts been?
That perspective shapes our filter on what we see, what we say, and what we do. We all have times when we can get into our heads and not even realize that we have started down a path of self-doubt.
And could thoughts have influenced your decisions? Yep - it's very possible. It's frustrating to realize that if your thoughts have been along a negative or self-defeating track, then your decisions will not come from your highest and best place. Even if you think you are making the best possible decision in the situation, there will be elements of fear and scarcity that underpin those decisions. You might even find you take the more risk adverse path, not because it’s the right choice in that situation but because your thoughts are coming from a place of lack.
Make a choice today to be mindful of your thoughts - just become aware of what they are because that is the first step in order to make a decision to do something different.
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