Why This One Principle Has The Potential To Transform Your Thinking

Tony Fahkry
Jun 18, 2018 · 8 min read

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“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You are not your thoughts.

You Are Not Your Thoughts

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“I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Evolutionary psychologists believe negativity is sewn into our genetic constitution, to help us discern imminent danger within the environment. It is a biological mechanism to protect us, yet it is less relevant in modern society than when our ancestors first roamed the Savannah.

The Body As The Subconscious Mind

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“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle

Your thoughts are influenced by a variety of factors, including: your past conditioning, stress in your life, your level of awareness, your general outlook, whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist, and your health.

Our Negative Bias

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

If we want to change our bandwidth from negativity, we must first attend to our environment. For example, engaging in self-exploration helps us understand the nature of negative thoughts.

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Tony Fahkry

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Self-empowerment Author, Expert Speaker and Coach. Your Journey Towards Greatness Starts Here: http://www.tonyfahkry.com/

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Self-empowerment Author, Expert Speaker and Coach. Your Journey Towards Greatness Starts Here: http://www.tonyfahkry.com/

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