The Knowing – Doing Gap

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How many things do you know intellectually but don’t practice habitually? Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to do what we know we should be doing? To take this to an even higher level … Why is it so hard to do the things we are actually wanting to do? How do we bridge the gap between what we know and what we actually do?

  • How many times have you vowed to put away your phone when you’re with your family?
  • How many times have you heard people say – not that you and I would ever say that – that they need to start eating better? The inspiration usually hits on a Friday or Saturday, just after dinner, and without fail, Monday seems to be the magic day … when it comes to new beginnings.
  • How many times have you decided to get up earlier in the morning to exercise?
  • How many times have you wanted to learn to listen more and talk less?
  • How many time did you resolve to focus on the good in people?
  • How many times have you tried to STOP TRYING to change people?
  • How many times have you decided to worry less and have more faith?

 

How has that been working for you?

You see, it’s great to have these resolutions. But resolutions alone clearly aren’t going to give you the results you’re after. You cannot keep doing what you’ve been doing and expect different results. To change any type of human behaviour requires a change of thinking.

Only if you are able to think about things differently, will you be able to produce different results. How can you learn to think differently? If you truly do want to change how you think, you must change your questions. The answers to your questions in life determine your beliefs. Changing your questions while elevating you perspective will change how you think about things … which will change how you do things.

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