The Power of Beliefs - Life is a Choice You Make

In my last few posts, I’ve been exploring the relationship between our beliefs and our results. Stated simply, but accurately, our beliefs determine our thoughts, our thoughts determine our emotions, those determine our actions and our actions determine our results. So in the world of cause and effect, beliefs are cause and results are the effects.

In a previous post, I suggested that the true function of language is not to report on what is “out there,” but to create what is “out there” and this is why it’s not as difficult as it might seem to change your beliefs since our beliefs live in language. Again, change your beliefs, change your results.

Wrapping up the last two posts, consider that at any moment, regardless of the circumstances, you can choose to be happy and satisfied, to appreciate and feel grateful for what you already have, and to stop waiting for life to turn out better. Because you know what? Your life has already turned out. This is what it looks like when it turns out. This. Right now. It all lives in your thinking and your conversation.

So this is it. Choose. Are you satisfied or not? Are you happy or not? A or B? Are you listening to the voice of your ego, which will always have you be dissatisfied and unhappy, or are you listening to your higher consciousness?

Actually, the ego is amazingly effective at generating disempowering conversations. One of the favorite conversations of the ego is what we call “when – then!” It has you believe that you will be happy/satisfied when … fill in the blank. The ego will always have you believe that your source of satisfaction and happiness lies outside of yourself.

Another favorite conversation of the ego is what we call “if only.” You would surely be happy and satisfied if only …fill in the blank. The ego loves to have you feel like a victim. If Joe would only … If my employees would only … If I could only come up with the right marketing message. Make your own list of what if only’s it’s been feeding you.

Still another ego game is to present to you unsolvable problems or to ask you unanswerable questions. When you find yourself dealing with a problem you can’t find a solution to or asking yourself a question you can’t find a satisfactory answer to, you know it’s the work of the ego.

If you’re saying to yourself at this moment: “I can’t believe the ego is that vicious,” guess again. It is. As I said earlier, your ego is not your friend. It is public enemy number one. If you want to be an effective leader, if you want to come from joy, satisfaction and happiness, you must learn to turn down or ignore the voice of the ego and turn up or focus on the voice of your higher consciousness.

As a leader, your choice impacts not only you, but everyone in your organization and the organization itself. It’s an important choice, so choose wisely. A or B. Choose.

To be continued …

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