If you ask people what they believe they will often be willing to drone on for hours about what they say they believe. But really there is no reason to ask. If you want to discover the beliefs or character of a person you only need to take one action.
Watch what they do!
What a person believes has little to do with what they say and everything to do with how they behave…. what they do.
Picture yourself walking down a path at night. A large Labrador retriever approaches you on the path. It’s too dark to tell what it is, but you believe it’s a bear. Your brain will send a text to your feet. “There’s a bear!” At this point it doesn’t matter whether it’s a bear, a piece of cardboard or your own imagination, If you believe it is a bear your feet will not argue with your brain. Those little feet will burn a hole in ground, moving you in the opposite direction.
How does this apply to you and me?
It is so important remember that it is not what you say that defines you and your beliefs. What you do is the most accurate indicator of who you are and what you believe.
- If you say you believe something
- If you are passionate about a decision you need to make
- If there is a dream you believe you need to follow
- Stop talking about it
One final word of wisdom, amazing wisdom.
It is better to run from a piece of cardboard you think is a bear than to walk into a bear you think is a piece of cardboard. – Just one of the Ken Kommandments.
[reminder]Have you ever watched people act differently than what they say they believe? Is there something you need to DO to match what you say you believe?[/reminder] As always I read and value your comments.