Thoughts and Actions

Chazz Woodson - Words of Wisdom

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Happy Monday!

Happy belief systems are fluid and evolutionary… But it’s not about your beliefs. It’s about how you life. Do you have enough conviction to live your beliefs?

I don’t hold all of the exact same beliefs, today, in the exact same manner that I held them 10 or 12 years ago. They’re not even exactly as they were 5 or 6 years ago. Experience and learning, both deliberately and incidentally, are the root of the evolution of our thought and belief systems.

Clinging onto our belief systems despite the evidence we glean from our everyday experience is tricky. Sometimes it allows to get through tough periods. Sometimes, it’s the very thing that keeps us from getting through tough periods. Either way, it’s what we do with our beliefs that ultimately determine our long term life experiences. When our beliefs are not in sync with the way we actually live our lives, we’re in conflict. We cannot purport to be positive people, but then immediately default to shame, blame, and anger when things don’t go our way. We cannot claim to have total faith in a Higher Presence, and panic at the first sign of trouble.

What do you believe today? What do you believe about yourself, your professional/academic/athletic opportunities? What do you believe about your financial situation? What do you believe about your relationships? Now, do you have the courage and conviction to believe those beliefs? And more importantly, are those the beliefs that you even want to live? Sometimes reading stuff like this is easy to dismiss. Sometimes it’s difficult to accept that what you believe will play out in the world. But, think about it in reverse.

When what you DO – the way you live – reflects the manner of that which you believe, you begin to see those beliefs further manifest in your experience, good or bad. As in math, positive thoughts and conflicting actions (and vice versa) yield negative results. Negative thoughts and actions, obviously yield negative results. The only way to see positive results are to have positive thoughts AND actions.

Make it a GREAT day, and a GREAT week!

Stay blessed.