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Action is important in self-improvement October 9, 2012

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Ego Management, Solving Problems.
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In our efforts to manage ourselves towards self-improvement, the ego can get in the way of making progress.

The ego (our chattering inner voice) is obsessed with the thinking process and can make us think that we can correct emotional problems, negative thinking, and other limiting inner processes, through thought control alone.

However, if we envisage thinking as words, it is helpful to think of the adage, “Actions speak louder than words.”

Stated another way, taking action, without a lot of preparatory thought, can lead to better results in self-improvement than can strenuously trying to think through everything.

Some time ago, I came across a quotation that sums this up:

“You can’t think yourself into a new way of acting; you have to act yourself into a new way of thinking.”

Something to think about.