Monday, August 20, 2007

Inside Out

All change really works from the inside out. It starts with the statement I need to change not circumstances. Without this kind of emphatic ownership we will tend to look for or wait for external events that may or may not occur and are not within our control.

If what we have been doing is not getting what we want then we need to change our actions. Our actions will not change until we change how we feel about what we are currently doing.

To look outside of ourselves keeping the same perspective and attitude that have been unsuccessful to date is pointless. Granted we have to ensure that we have spent enough time using our current approach to have seen any results from our efforts. 

To change how we do things requires a new perspective in order to discover new approaches. Thus change occurs from the inside out.

Your thoughts?

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8 conversations:

Comedy + said...

Exactly. That is why many keep repeating something over and over, negative or positive. I believe everything starts from within. Excellent advice as usual. Have a great evening and my regards to the mistress of the house. :)

Peter Haslam said...

Cleo says Hi Sandee

Derrick Kwa said...

Great advice, Peter.

Just wanted to add a thought. I think in today's society, though, people tend to be too busy to actually stop and look inside themselves. We need to learn to slow down and really think about what we are doing.

Peter Haslam said...

Exactly Derrick looking inward takes time but ensures the correct focus

pearl said...

Exactly... it all starts with our own intentions... Great post, as usual..

hope all is well Peter!

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Peter Haslam said...

Will do Pearl thanks for joining conversation

Random Magus said...

I think to introspect and change paths when things are not going well takes a lot of courage and of course determined. If you really want to get somewhere you WILL get there no matter how many roads you have to change.

Peter Haslam said...

Yes Random Magus and that comes from a certainty of vision