All too often, we allow our thoughts and feelings to rule our minds, hearts and even our actions. Our thoughts become our feelings and our feelings become our actions. So if you think you’re a failure, you’ll feel like a failure. Then, you’ll act like a failure, which reinforces your belief that you must be a failure. This self-perpetuating cycle can cause us to feel ‘stuck’ and stop us from reaching our full potential and creating the life we really want.
Changing our thinking patterns and behaviours can be one of the hardest things to do as human beings, as they are often ingrained within our core belief system. However, there are ways to change unhelpful thinking and behaviour in the long term through a powerful and practical tool called ‘Flip the Thinking’.
Here’s how it works:
Identify what you want to change
Look at your situation and ask yourself what’s actually keeping you from doing what you really want.
Is it a belief? A fear? Is it uncertainty or judgment from others?
Understanding what these obstacles are for you personally will give you clarity on what it is you need to change and help you let go of any limiting beliefs that are stopping you from moving forward.
Overcome negative thought patterns
Negative thinking patterns can create unnecessary stress and anxiety in our lives and subsequently pave the way to the outcomes we eventually achieve. Sometimes we can play out unhelpful stories in our minds, before they have even happened.
They’re not even the truth.
They haven’t even happened.
We are merely playing out an imaginary event in our minds which eventually will impact the outcome and our behaviour because we have played out something in our minds.
The Flip the Thinking Tool helps us gain perspective and recognise unhelpful ‘storytelling’ in our minds when it happens – and turn it into facts – HERE and NOW.
Using the Flip the Thinking Tool will help to build mental resilience so that you can eventually maintain a healthy mindset and make big changes in your life stick.
It will support you to challenge and change your unhelpful thoughts, which in turn will lead to useful behaviour change.
If you want to change your mindset and ultimately influence your thoughts, we have put together a series of videos that will walk you through the Flip the Thinking Tool so that you can apply it to whatever it is that’s holding you back right now and manage your thoughts and emotions better, think more clearly and make wiser decisions.